Developers seek new hearing dates for proposals

Two cases scheduled for this afternoon’s Planning Commission meeting are scheduled to be removed from the agenda at the request of the developers and will be considered at a future meeting.

Belle La Vie/Pitcher Point is a request to change the zoning for 626 acres in the northern part of the city from Agricultural to Single Family, Multi-Family, and Regional Business.

Additionally, Williams Recycling has asked that its proposed case be continued. The case involves a grandfathered use that existed when the city annexed Old Highway 67. The owners are asking to bring the zoning into compliance with the existing business they have operated there for years. The property is currently zoned Agricultural and would be rezoned to Industrial.

The Planning Commission, which is made up of 15 citizens appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council, reviews development plans and makes recommendations to the City Council. The commission meets the first and third Thursday of every month at 2 p.m.  Meetings are in the auditorium of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Municipal Building, 676 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.


News and notes

Broken sewer line: Biloxi Public Works crews this morning are repairing a broken sewer line on the north side of U.S. 90 near the Broadwater site. Crews were able to stop the leak, which was reported at 9 a.m., and reported the incident to the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality.

Christmas dance for special needs: The Parks & Recreation Department is inviting all individuals with physical and mental disabilities to celebrate Christmas with friends and family for its annual Special Needs Christmas Dance at the Donal M. Snyder Sr. Community Center on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m.  Admission is an unwrapped gift valued at no more than $10.  To see a flyer, click here.

Christmas bike ride: Biloxi Main Street’s monthly Bike Biloxi takes on a Christmas theme next week when cyclists are asked to wear their favorite ugly Christmas sweater or jersey during the ride, which is on Tuesday, Dec. 20 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Biloxi Visitors Center.  For more information, call the Biloxi Main Street office at 228-435-6339.