Mixed use development comes to Ocean Springs

By David Elliott - bio | email

OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) - A ribbon was cut in downtown Ocean Springs Thursday morning revealing an exciting new project that incorporates mixed use urban design theories.

Guyton Place offers business space on the first floor with residential units on the second floor.

"It's accessible to all the amenities in downtown Ocean Springs," said developer Granville Smith.

After Katrina, architects from across America came to the coast to talk about urban designs that could be part of the rebuilding effort. Mixed use was a term often used.

"I hope we see more of this in downtown areas," said broker Carlene Alfonso.

Twenty-two residential units from 778 square feet to 964 square feet are designed to blend into the community.

According to Ocean Springs Mayor Connie Moran, "This was built to the arts and crafts style we see in the neighborhood."