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Biloxi planning panel tables rezoning around Margaritaville

The Biloxi Planning Commission has delayed a hearing on the rezoning of land around the Margaritaville Resort.

The Sun Herald reports five minutes before the planning commission meeting Thursday, a decision was reached between attorneys for the city and the Secretary of State’s Office to slow down the rezoning process.

The planners meet again on Nov. 3.

The planning commission voted unanimously at the end of the meeting to recommend approval of a zoning change for land north of U.S. 90, which Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann does not oppose. Margaritaville wants to build an extended-stay hotel on that parcel.

Hosemann has said rezoning the property next to the old waterfront casino and leasing it for only $2 per square-foot would result in the Coast losing $25 million.

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