CoastCon, Loretta Lynn, Keith Sweat headline weekend

Sci-fi fans and gaming enthusiasts (not necessarily the casino kind) will be in town this weekend, celebrating the 33rd annual CoastCon, which is being staged at the Coast Coliseum.

The weekend of adventure will feature several guest authors and animators. For details on CC33, including scheduling and admission info, click here.

Elsewhere, the entertainment lineup includes Loretta Lynn at the IP Casino Resort Spa, Keith Sweat at the Hard Rock, click here.

Public to get look at draft of Land Development Ordinance

City planners, consultants and interested citizens from across the city spent the better part of 2009 attending meetings to help craft an update of the city’s comprehensive plan, a document that will help guide growth for the next 20 to 25 years.

Now that the document is in hand, the next step has arrived: an update of the city’s Land Development Ordinance, a set of standards and provisions to help realize the goals set forth in the comprehensive plan.

On Monday, libraries and other municipal offices in Biloxi will begin displaying a draft version of the proposed Land Development Ordinance, giving the public a chance to review the document before public hearings are staged later this month.

To see online copies of the existing and proposed LDOs, and to read about the upcoming hearings, click here.

News and notes

Council meeting: The City Council’s next scheduled meetings will be on March 16, with a 10:30 a.m. meeting called by councilmembers to discuss funding for the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art and a 1:30 p.m. regularly scheduled meeting. Both sessions will be at the MLK Municipal Building and will be open to the public.

Traffic watch: To see the status of road improvement work throughout the city in on thoroughfares leading into Biloxi, click here.