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Council approves $1M budget for proposed baseball stadium

BILOXI — The Biloxi City Council has set up a $1-million budget in advance of any spending for a baseball stadium. David Nichols, city administrator, says no expenditures will be made until a team is purchased and all the documents are signed. The Sun Herald reports (the vote was 5-2 creating the new capital project to track the expenses of ...

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Lawsuit filed to halt rezoning for proposed Coast casino

BILOXI — A Harrison County judge has been asked to stop the rezoning of 19 acres west of Interstate 110 to waterfront in Biloxi to make way for a new casino. The lawsuit was filed last week by neighbors and the Gulf Islands Conservancy opposed the Biloxi City Council’s decision to rezone the property to waterfront. Waterfront zoning is required ...

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Proposed Coast baseball stadium plans on fast track

BILOXI — Plans for the new minor league baseball stadium presented to the Biloxi Development Review Committee haven’t changed much from the original renderings. Leigh Jaunsen, an architect with Dale Partners Architects, says the plan shows “a solid, urban, historic-looking ballpark.” The Sun Herald reports the DRC meeting yesterday was just a week after the Biloxi council approved the stadium. ...

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Site rezoned for proposed Boardwalk Casino

BILOXI — The Biloxi City Council has rezoned property west of Interstate 110 to waterfront, and now it will be up to the Mississippi Gaming Commission to decide if it is a legal casino site. The council also heard casino operators and Wall Street investors are interested in financing the proposed Biloxi Boardwalk Casino Hotel. The Sun Herald reports the ...

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Close vote expected on proposed baseball stadium

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — The vote to finance construction of a minor league baseball stadium in downtown Biloxi is expected Tuesday after a public hearing and it’s expected to be close. The state contributed a $15 million grant from BP to build the stadium. The council now must decide if the city should back a $21 million bond, which will ...

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Council rejects rezoning plan for future casino site

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, ...

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Consultant calls Biloxi stadium site a "9 or 10"

How much will a minor league baseball stadium mean to the Biloxi economy? According to consultant Charles Johnson IV of Johnson Consulting in Chicago, Biloxi’s downtown stadium site rates a “9 or 10” on a 10-point scale. Comparing it other Southern League stadiums, he said the potential attendance is “far and away the leader from a tourism perspective,” according to ...

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City council to get impact study of baseball stadium

BILOXI — An economic analysis of the potential impact of a downtown minor league baseball stadium is expected to be presented at Tuesday’s Biloxi City Council meeting. The Sun Herald reports Ron Peresich, an attorney representing Biloxi, has notified council members Johnson Consulting should have the study ready by Monday and will make a presentation at the meeting, which will ...

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City cutting costs again, but plans no layoffs due to budget woes

BILOXI — The Biloxi City Council is cutting expenses again but doesn’t plan any layoffs for the coming year and anticipates keeping water and sewer rates at the current level. In a workshop yesterday, The Sun Herald reports the council took a first look at the budget for the fiscal year 2013-14, which begins Oct. 1. City controller Scott McElroy ...

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