Southland Designer Homes breaks ground at Hidden Springs

Southland Designer Homes, a company owned by second-generation builder Phil Frisby, has broken ground for its model home in the first phase of the Hidden Springs subdivision.

Hidden Springs represents 166 acres of the 1,478-acres Belle la Vie master-planned community, which will be about three miles north of Interstate 10, with easy access to Mississippi 605 and 67, and U.S. 49. The initial phase of Hidden Springs will be a 26-lot subdivision. Ground on the model home was broken last week.

“We were honored to have so many people celebrate the groundbreaking of our model home in Hidden Springs with us,” Frisby said. “We feel very fortunate to be the first builder in this subdivision, with a fantastic location in Biloxi, and we’re excited to be a part of the first residential phase of Belle la Vie, a multi-million-dollar, multi-phase master-planned community.”

Belle la Vie, which has been discussed since early 2005 before Hurricane Katrina, will consist of multiple zoned parcels of land and is a mixed-use, master-planned community consisting of single-family residential, a retirement center, an innovation and technology center, commercial, condominiums, townhomes and apartments. Each of those entities will likely have different ownership and will have individual development plans that will be governed by the Master Property Owner’s Association.

For more information or to speak with Frisby directly, call 228-354-9137 or email
Gallery: See site plan and photos from the groundbreaking
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News & notes: Biloxi 320, week in review, senior Olympics, council meeting

A big birthday: The city’s Public Affairs specialist appears on the WLOX “4 O’clock Show” today to preview the latest on plans for the city’s 320th anniversary, which takes place Wednesday. To read background about the affair now, click here.

The week that was: Last week, the Fire Department answered 146 calls for service, including 96 medical emergencies and three fires; the Community Development Department issued 64 building permits with a construction valuation of nearly $235,000;  and the Engineering Department continued to progress on projects throughout the city.  To see the reports covering last week, click here. 

Active seniors: All active adults, age 50 and older, registration is still going on for the Mississippi Senior Olympics. Various games will be played along the Gulf Coast from March 27-May 25.  To see a complete list of the events, dates and times, and to register, click here.

Council meeting: The next scheduled meeting of the Biloxi City Council is on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 1:30 p.m. at Biloxi City Hall.  To see video of the most recent city council meeting, click here. To see a list of all municipal public meetings, click here