Council and weekend previews; webcasting and more

Owners of La Fiesta Brava restaurant on Pass Road will be asking the Biloxi City Council for permission to add a nightclub to their operation when the council meets Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 at City Hall.

The issue is one of three zoning measures on the council’s agenda. The others are an exception to allow a Mississippi Cottage on a Back Bay parcel and a measure that would allow the addition of a self-service ice vending machine at a Popp’s Ferry Road self-storage facility.

Mayor A.J. Holloway also will be asking the City Council for $6,000 for soccer league funding, and $560 for the Second Liners Mardi Gras club.

To see the complete agenda and resolutions, click here.

Hidden Springs issue headed to City Council on Feb. 1

The Biloxi Planning Commission on Thursday voted to recommend approval of the Hidden Springs development in Woolmarket, setting the stage for the issue to come before the City Council on Feb. 1.

Hidden Springs, which commissioners passed by a 9-2 vote,was reduced from 420 single-family Lots to 411, with all of the perimeter lots on the east, west and south
boundaries being increased in size to fully comply with the existing Residential Estate

Restricted, or RER, zoning.

News and notes

Webcasting: David Staehling, who as the city’s director of administration regularly deals with FEMA and MEMA issues, discusses the background and next step in the process involving the proposed site of the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum in this week’s City Desk webcast. Also discussed: the challenges involved in revitalizing the Vieux Marche. To listen to the 24-minute program,
click here.

Symphony at Saenger: Who says there’s nothing happening in downtown Biloxi? The Gulf Coast Symphony will present “Mozart and Mahler” Saturday at the Saenger Theater. To see the overall lineup of weekend entertainment — including Huey Lewis at the Beau, the hoopfest at the Coliseum, Aaron Tippin at the Hard Rock, and Country Legends Live at IP — click here.

Vieux Marche fire revisited: Spanish Trail Books owner Mike Hutter, a longtime Biloxi preservationist, guests with the city’s public affairs manager in a segment on “WLOX News This Week,” Saturday at 6 p.m.