Biloxi development heating up

Last week in Biloxi, community development was very active, Community Development Director Jerry Creel reported.

A $265 million Foxwoods Resort Casino at Biloxi Pointe (currently Biloxi Boardwalk) was announced and the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market and Fuel Center opened on Popp's Ferry Road.

The Architectural Historical Review Commission approved a design application from Mike Fritz to build a two-story office building with a historic look at the southeast corner of Jackson and Croesus streets. It will have two commercial office spaces on the first floor and two market-rate apartments on the second level.

Six of the seven newly appointed members of the Tree Committee met with Creel and city arborist Eric Nolan to discuss the new tree ordinance. The committee will help balance economic development with tree protection and mitigation.

On Thursday, the planning commission will conduct a public hearing for the proposed Blind Tiger Restaurant on Beach Boulevard south of Harrah's Gulf Coast.