City seeks proposals for removal of Division Street structures

The city is giving a few more days to those interested in either demolishing or moving six structures on Division Street west of I-110.

The city is seeking proposals for six structures – five houses and one office building – which have been acquired by the city as part of the commercial corridor that is being created between I-110 and the new Keesler gate on Division.

The structures are at 956, 960, 991, 1001, 1007 Division St., and 301 Seal Avenue. The structure at 1001 is a former doctor’s office; the others are vacant houses.

Proposals are due to the city Sept. 11.

“We’d love to see someone buy these houses and move them,” said City Engineer Christy LeBatard. “They are old Biloxi houses. It would be nice to see them continue to be part of the community.

“Those interested can put a bid on just one house. You do not have to bid on all of them, and you can put in a proposal to demolish or to purchase and relocate.”
Gallery: See photos of the structures
See the Phase 1 RFP (1001 and 1007 Division; 301 Seal)
See the Phase 2 RFP (956, 960 and 991 Division)

The week that was: Labor Day Blitz for BPD

Last week, the Biloxi Police Department answered 2,256 calls for service and conducted its Labor Day Blitz, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign over the holiday weekend.  Police responses during the campaign included 228 traffic stops, 17 crashes, 72 speeding violations, 45 no seat belt violations and two DUIs.

Meantime, the Biloxi Fire Department answered 141 calls for service, including 97 medical emergencies and four fires; the Community Development Department issued 88 building permits with a construction valuation of more than $515,000; and the Engineering Department continued to progress on projects throughout the city.
See the complete report 

News & notes: Council, tree committee, Community Bank, Dorian relief

Council: Biloxi City Council will hold its next meeting tonight at 6 at Biloxi City Hall. To see the agenda and supporting documents, click here.

Tree committee: The City of Biloxi Tree Committee is seeking representatives for Wards 6 and 7. Those interested in serving should contact Ward 6 Coucilmember Kenny Glavan or Ward 7 Councilmember Nathan Barrett.  To see more about the committee and its upcoming agenda, click here.

Community Bank: The Community Bank will break ground on its new Biloxi presence Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the site of the former federal building, corner of Lameuse Street and Howard Avenue. To see the invite, click here.

Dorian relief: Deputy Biloxi Fire Chief Nick Geiser and two Biloxi firefighters, Kenny Matlock and Shane Breland, are part of the 14-member Task Force 3 that deployed this weekend to Jacksonville, Fla. to assist with Hurricane Dorian efforts. Task Force 3, from south Mississippi, is one of three specially trained task forces from throughout the state. Biloxi Fire Chief Joe Boney says the Mississippi contingent has a total of 42 deploying to help in storm efforts.