Posts Tagged ‘blight’

After complaints, city retooling rental housing code

AMORY — The City of Amory is redrafting a rental housing code to combat what officials say is blight and deterioration that many residents feel not only bring property values down, but signals a decline in the quality of living. “Rental housing is just one area of our problems, but we are focusing on it […] [...]

City councilman calls unfinished casino ‘eyesore’

BILOXI — The city of Biloxi is seeking authority from the Legislature to deal with blighted commercial property. Its target is Caesars Entertainment’s unfinished casino on the beach on U.S. Highway 90. The city had authority until last September when a law expired to clean commercial buildings and multi-family housing complexes damaged by Hurricane Katrina […] [...]

Group to fight urban blight through land trust

JACKSON — Working Together Jackson, a network of local community groups, has been quietly developing a new strategy for fighting blight, a problem that has at times seemed too daunting to solve. The latest idea is to take control of abandoned properties through a land trust, a nonprofit set up for the sole purpose of […] [...]

City targets more blighted buildings for demolition

BILOXI — Blighted buildings are coming down in Biloxi. The Sun Herald reports the city council approved inspections yesterday of six more blighted buildings, including the White House Hotel. Jerry Creel, community development director, says his department wants the owners of the White House to remove the steel beams on the west side of the […] [...]

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