Construction projects humming along

“Both commercial and residential construction continue to boom in Biloxi,” Community Development Director Jerry Creel says, “and as long as construction is continuing, we will issue permits and perform inspections.”

The city, despite fears of the coronavirus threat, issued $1.7 million in construction permits two weeks ago, and $2.1 million last week, including permits for 18 new homes. In all, 147 homes are under construction in Biloxi at the moment.

Said Creel: “These are all projects where construction companies can move forward while respecting social distancing rules.”

Also issued in the past week was a construction permit for a new go-cart track and pit buildings, which is being constructed by Big Play at the corner of Veterans and U.S. 90, where the Gus Stevens supper club once stood years ago.

Among the other active construction sites: The Blake Assisted Living and Memory Care Community on Popp’s Ferry Road, the Performing Arts Center at Biloxi High School, the new downtown location of Community Bank, Newman’s Seafood on Caillavet Street, Camp David RV Resort on Cedar Lake Road, the RW RV Resort on Veterans Avenue, and the J-Mart Chevron Convenience Store on Highway 67.
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Restaurants and benches: No seating, period

Reminders: Restaurants are not allowed to provide seating or dining inside or outside. Curbside, drive-through, take-out only. No sitting or gathering on benches along public rights of way. Recreational pursuits, especially individually and while practicing social distancing, are OK on walking paths or trails. City parks are open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. for walking or jogging only; no basketball or other organized activity. City curfew remains in effect from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.
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News & notes: Council meeting, B-Alert

Council: The Biloxi City Council will hold its regularly scheduled, beginning-of-the-month night meeting at 6 this evening. The meeting, limited to elected leaders and essential staff, will stream live on the city’s website. Just click on the Lighthouse on the top left of any page on the site at 6. To see the agenda and supporting documents, click here. To see a archive of past meetings on the city’s YouTube channel, click here.

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