Hidden Springs to have yet another hearing; other news and notes

The case of the proposed Hidden Springs development in Woolmarket, which was scheduled for a return appearance before the City Council on Tuesday, has taken yet another turn.

The Biloxi Planning Commission, which was asked to re-hear the case by the City Council, voted to recommend approval of the development on Jan. 21, and the issue was headed to the City Council on Tuesday.

However, the Planning Commission’s recommendation has been appealed by property owners who live near the site.

At issue: A number of adjacent property owners worry about the impact that 411 single-family homes will have on nearby roads and infrastructure in general. They prefer larger lot sizes. The developer, meantime, has reduced the proposal from 420 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.

The hearing has been set for Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. at City Hall.

News and notes

Council meeting: To see the agenda for the City Council meeting on Tuesday,
click here.

Weekend preview: To see the entertainment lineup for this weekend, click here.

Mayor in Jackson: Mayor A.J. Holloway made the rounds in Jackson this week during the Mississippi Municipal League’s annual mid-winter conference. To see photos from the mayor’s visit to the capital and the capitol, click here.

Webcast encore: No City Desk webcast this week, owing to travels to Jackson. To hear an encore of last week’s webcast, which included a discussion of the Vieux Marche and other issues, click here.