Holloway ratifies RW Development re-zoning case

Biloxi Mayor A.J. Holloway this afternoon ratified the City Council’s vote for a zoning change that would allow a casino component of the proposed RW Development mixed-use project, known as Gold Coast, in west Biloxi.

Developers would now ask the Mississippi Gaming Commission to declare the site a legal and suitable gaming location.

Holloway said he gave the matter much consideration, particularly since he vetoed a previous proposal in east Biloxi.

“Since there is already development on the south side of the Biloxi Strip, near where Gold Coast is proposing to be located, I do not believe this project would create pressure to open the entire beachfront to casino gaming,” Holloway said. “In fact, this land was zoned for casino development from 1993 until recently, so we’re not changing the rules for the casino resorts that are already here.”