Once again Biloxi is showing its backside to tourists and residents on our premier Beach Boulevard. Biloxi was honored by having Frank O. Gehry -- Pritzker Prize-winner and the most important architect of our age -- agree to design the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art. Now we are insulting Mr. Gehry by putting a parking lot in the Ohr's front yard between the pods and Beach Boulevard -- hoping people will drive by and pull in like a highway rest stop.
Last year, the Biloxi Planning Commission voted to move forward to the City Council a paper that would allow parking for trucks (18-wheelers), recreational vehicles and boats in resident's front yards, including on Beach Boulevard.
No one at City Hall understands the possibilities of urban design: a beautiful promenade including unique stately structures, buildings and homes that have magnificent front yards with green spaces and majestic trees -- not parking lots, 18-wheelers, RVs, boats, utilities, plumbing and chain link fences.
Someone, please help.