Keesler joint land-use meeting is Thursday

Interested residents and business owners have a chance to hear progress on the Keesler Joint Land Use Study  and how to minimize the impact on Keesler’s current and future missions during a public workshop Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Municipal Building in downtown Biloxi.

The meeting, which is a follow up to meetings held eight months ago, is part of the Keesler Joint Land Use Study, an initiative being coordinated by Gulf Regional Planning Commission for Biloxi, D’Iberville and Harrison County. 

The JLUS is designed to foster coordinated planning between Keesler and surrounding communities, determining a balance between preserving, sustaining and supporting mission needs of Keesler while protecting opportunities for community growth, economic viability and quality of life through a proactive, transparent and collaborative process.

The JLUS will assess 25 compatibility factors, identify existing and potential issues, and propose strategies to address the issues. The compatibility factors include coordination and communication, land use, noise, safety zones, vertical obstructions and roadway capacity.

Said Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich: “Keesler and Biloxi have enjoyed a great relationship over the years, and this initiative, which also involves our neighboring communities, will help make sure we continue to enjoy a rewarding relationship for future generations. I encourage people to be a part of this process. Attend the meeting. Learn the issues.”
JLUS: Everything you need to know


Paving in works for Ward 4 roadways

Paving is in the works for several thoroughfares in the Bay Vista subdivision of Ward 4, including Walda and Linwood streets, Old Bay Road and Ross Circle. The start date for Warren Paving to begin the work will be announced shortly. Other Ward 4 streets to be scheduled for paving are Holly Hills, Rustwood, Baywood and Carolee.
See the status of roadwork throughout the city


Video replay: Danny Guice, spring break and east Biloxi work

Did you see the four videos published by the city on Tuesday? Here’s a quick recap:
– The Danny Guice funeral procession at City Hall
– A final salute for Danny Guice at the Biloxi Lighthouse
– Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich on spring break 2017 and the future
– This month’s east Biloxi infrastructure update.


News and notes

Freshly striped:  City workers have completed striping the parking lot at the Biloxi Natatorium. To see images of the work, click here. 

Clare park ribbon-cutting:  The Clare Sekul Hornsby Biloxi Lions Club Park ribbon cutting is now set for 11:30 a.m. on Saturday instead of noon.  To see the updated flyer for the event, click here