Council rejects rezoning plan for future casino site
by Associated Press
Published: October 2,2013
Tags: Biloxi City Council, casino, city, city government, City of Biloxi, Commercial Real Estate, entertainment, gamble, gamblking, gaming, Interstate 110, Kenny Glavan, nightlife, real estate, rezoning, tourism, tourist, vacation, visitor, zoning
BILOXI — The Biloxi City Council has tabled rezoning a possible casino site — for now.
During a public hearing yesterday, land owners who want to see a $200 million casino built on their property west of Interstate 110 envisioned the site as the gateway to the city with a beautiful new casino a bookend to the IP casino resort, creating “twin towers.”
Those who oppose the casino looked at the same property and said they see homes there or a gateway park with bike trails and walking paths.
Councilman Kenny Glavan said the zoning-change request is a big issue, with investment and jobs to consider, but also residents’ concerns.
The Sun Herald reports the council voted 4-3 to table the vote until Oct. 15.
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