City seeks proposals for Moon Building

The City of Biloxi, which saved several homes on Division Street and gave new life to the former Magnolia Hotel, is seeking potential interest in a storied location on Lameuse Street.

The two-story concrete block and brick veneer structure, at 282 Lameuse Street, just south of Division, was constructed in 1974 by local contractor and civic leader Lloyd T. Moon. He used the site as his construction company headquarters for nearly three decades before selling the building in 2003 to the city, which would use it to house Coastal Family Health Clinic. The clinic became even more of an invaluable community asset two years later, after Hurricane Katrina. Months after the hurricane, the building was featured in an hour-long Biloxi edition of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” a program that aired nationally on ABC. Coastal Family Health operated in the building until 2013.

The building, now vacant, offers about 3,000-square feet of space. The purchase price, the city’s public notice says, will be one of four factors. Others include bidder’s plan for developing the property and timeline. Details: 228-435-6252.

The city was recently able to sell and relocate old Division Street houses to expand rights-of-way needed for the new Keesler gateway, and the city recently sold the dormant Magnolia Hotel to a developer who has plans to locate a new restaurant in the former home of the Mardi Gras Museum.
See the public notice requesting bids for 282 Lameuse St.
See a photo of 282 Lameuse St.

282 Lameuse St., Biloxi