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DMR buys land at harbor, yacht club to be razed

OCEAN SPRINGS — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources has bought several acres of private land by the Ocean Springs Harbor.

DMR director Bill Walker tells The Sun Herald that the Harbor Landing yacht club and boat storage, which sits on the land, will be torn down to make the harbor area more accessible.

Plans for the property are not finalized, but Walker said he’d like to see the land converted into green space. Other ideas include a picnic area, a parking lot or realignment of the road.

Walker said the property was purchased with federal money from the Coastal Impact Assistance Program. He refused to disclose the purchase price to the newspaper.

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