Community Bank ready to break ground

Community Bank has set Thursday, Sept. 5 as the day ground will be broken on its new Biloxi presence, a three-story, 15,000-square foot facility that will be in the heart of downtown Biloxi, at Lameuse Street and Howard Avenue.

“We are proud to be a part of Biloxi, having been a member of this community for 25 years. We are honored to play a role in the vision to revitalize Downtown Biloxi,” said Eric Chambless, president of Community Bank’s Mississippi Coast Division.

The Community Bank Biloxi Office will be at the corner of Lameuse Street and Howard Avenue, where the federal courthouse once stood. The three-story facility, which will have about 25 employees, will be a full-service banking facility, offering lobby and drive-through teller banking, as well as lending, mortgage, wealth management, and executive offices. In addition, the top level of the facility will host a Community Room and two rooftop terraces for entertaining.

The bank is being designed to comply fully with the City of Biloxi’s Architectural Historical Review Committee’s Design Guidelines and will play a crucial role in continuing the momentum of downtown redevelopment in Biloxi.

Community Bank is one of the South’s fastest growing financial institutions, Chambless said. The bank now has $3.3 billion in assets with 50 offices and over 810 staff members stretching across four states in the Southeast, with offices in Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, and Florida.
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Council faces full agenda this afternoon

The Biloxi City Council faces an agenda of more than three dozen issues when members gather this afternoon at 1:30 at City Hall.

Among the measures: first reading of ordinances to create an historic district on Division Street from I-110 to the new Keesler gate and to expand downtown zoning to stretch to Porter Avenue, approval of a short-term rental on Keller Avenue, a measure involving dredging of a bayou off Linda Drive, an agreement where MDOT turns over Biloxi Bay Bridge lighting and landscaping to the city, and approval of an 86-lot subdivision off on Old Highway 67. 
See the complete agenda and supporting documents

News & notes: Week in review, traffic update

Week in review: So what happened in Biloxi last week? Get the inside story from the departments of Police, Fire, Community Development and Engineering in the weekly reports. To go to the archive, click here.

Traffic update: The city’s Engineering Department updates the status of road construction each weekday. To see the latest report, click here.