City rezones harbor site for casino
GULFPORT — The Gulfport City Council has voted 6-1 to rezone property near the Gulfport Harbor that would allow a casino to be built there.
The council also voted 6-1 to change the zoning ordinance to require a developer of an entertainment business to have seven acres of land instead of five, and the land must be adjacent to the harbor.
The Sun Herald reports city leaders were adamant there is no contract or deal in place with any casino developers; however, a representative from casino company Rotate Black was at the planning commission meeting last week and at Tuesday’s council meeting.
Councilwoman Ella Holmes-Hines, who voted against both measures, said the company owns nearly five acres of land in that area but would have to lease the other two from the city, and she is against that.
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