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Gulfport officials to unveil design for proposed aquarium

GULFPORT — City officials will unveil a design for the proposed Mississippi Aquarium in Gulfport.

The Sun Herald reports the city announced Monday that the unveiling will be held Friday morning.

City spokesman Chris Vignes says in an email that the event will be an opportunity to see what the aquarium will look like and learn about some of the species that’ll make up its collection.

PGAV Destinations of St. Louis, Mo., is designing the aquarium with assistance from Coast architectural firm Eley Guild Hardy.

The proposed aquarium will be located on 12 acres the city bought just east of downtown and north of the Gulfport harbor.

The city has already borrowed $14 million to assemble lots for the aquarium, while the state has committed $41.5 million on the project.


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