City unveils proposed land-use and zoning ordinance

The City of Biloxi’s proposed land development ordinance — which covers regulations on such things as uses of land, signage, setbacks, and landscape buffers – is now available for review on the city’s web site and at municipal facilities throughout the city. A map showing zoning classifications throughout the city will be available for public review by Friday.

The LDO, which is the first comprehensive update of Biloxi’s zoning and land-use ordinances in 40 years, has been three years in the making and represents significant citizen input and field work.

The Planning Commission will hold a hearing on Jan. 31 to gather input on the document. The meeting will be held at 2 p.m. in the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Municipal Building. Dates and times for meetings in west Biloxi and Woolmarket will be announced shortly. The document and zoning maps will be available for public review during regular business hours at the Biloxi Planning Office, Department of Community Development, 676 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. until the Planning Commission forwards its recommendation to the Biloxi City Council.

Meantime, citizens can review the document online at or at these locations:

  • Woolmarket Fire Station, 8479 Woolmarket Road
  • Margaret Sherry Library, 2141 Popp’s Ferry Road
  • Biloxi Public Library, 139 Lameuse St.
  • West Biloxi Library, 2047 Pass Road

Written comments concerning the proposed Land Development Ordinance and amendments to the Zoning District Map may be submitted to the Biloxi Planning Office via facsimile (228-435-6188), e-mail (, or by mail to Attn: Planning Office, 676 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Biloxi, MS 39530.