Hearing on Belle La Vie will be March 7

The Biloxi City Council has called a special meeting for March 7 at 6 p.m. to hear more information and allow citizens to comment on Belle La Vie, a planned community that would be situated on 626 acres in the northern part of the city.

Developers of the site propose zoning to be changed from its basic Agricultural classification to allow medium and low density single family homes, apartments and neighborhood and regional businesses in a project that would be constructed in nearly two dozen phases.

The proposal, which the Planning Commission has recommended that the City Council approve, would be north of the current Hidden Springs subdivision and would be bounded by Old Woolmarket Road and would be south of Wash Fayard Road and east and adjacent to Lorraine Road.

Residents who spoke at the council meeting this afternoon worried about traffic and drainage and other issues.
See background and  maps of the proposal
See photos from today’s City Council meeting



News and notes

Busy week: The departments of Fire, Police and Community Development were bustling with activity last week, responding to dozens of emergency medical calls in the Fire Department, answering thousands of calls for service in the Police Department, and overseeing new construction in the Community Development Department. To see the reports for each department for the week, click here.

RIP, Clare Sekul Hornsby: Biloxi has lost a modern-day trailblazer. Legendary attorney Clare Sekul Hornsby, who administered the oath of office to nephew Andrew “FoFo” Gilich in May 2015, has died. She was 95. To see photos of Clare Sekul Hornsby from the mayor’s swearing in, click here. To read background on her storied life and career, click here.