Harrison County

Gulfport approves permanent cottages

The Gulfport City Council on Thursday unanimously approved permanent placement of Mississippi cottages in residential areas.

Each cottage will have to meet numerous requirements including acceptance from neighboring residents.

"It's been agonizing," said Council president Libby Roland-Milner. "We wanted to be fair and reasonable to current property owners who rebuilt their homes and to those still struggling to return."

Milner said the city's planning commission did the hard work, holding two public hearings and giving the council a recommended ordinance from whcih to work.

Read more about the deicision in Friday's Sun Herald.