City seeks input on proposed Convention Center district

The Biloxi Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing next week to hear public comments on the possibility of creating a Convention Center Overlay District that would allow more commercial development in the area on Beach Boulevard between Veterans Avenue and Debuys Road.

The hearing will be Thursday, May 17, at 2 p.m. in the auditorium of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Municipal Building, which is at 676 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

The Convention Center Overlay District, a recommendation of the Reviving the Renaissance initiative, would allow increased density, structure height and floor-area ratio allowances, and adjust parking requirements for areas within the district.

Among the areas of the proposed district that would be specifically excluded are Edgewater Village Shopping Complex, Edgewater Mall Shopping Center, the Edgewater Park Subdivision, and all areas zoned SB-Sand Beach. Heights of proposed structures would be subject to restrictions of the existing city’s Height/Airspace Navigation Overlay District.

To see the details of the proposed Convention Center Overlay District, click here.

To see a newspaper advertisement about the meeting, click here.