Public meetings to focus on Biloxi waterfront

Development of Biloxi’s waterfront, especially vacant land at Point Cadet, will be the focus of a meeting this afternoon that will feature two waterfront development authorities who had a hand in Biloxi’s award-winning waterfront master plan in the 1980s.

During the 1:30 public meeting at City Hall, Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich will introduce Ann Breen and Dick Rigby, co-directors of The Waterfront Center, which is based in Washington, D.C. Breen will present a visual presentation showing successful waterfront developments from around the world, and she and Rigby will facilitate a discussion of ideas and visions for Biloxi’s waterfront at Point Cadet, focusing on the highest and best use of the vacant Point Cadet property held by the state and city.

Invited to the City Council meeting are representatives of the Mississippi Secretary of State, all Coast legislators, representatives of the University of Southern Mississippi, and other local leaders. The public is also invited.

A follow-up public meeting will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Biloxi City Hall.
See the agenda for today


News & notes: Volleyball, Shuckers

Special needs volleyball:  The Biloxi Parks & Recreation Department will begin this year’s season of its Special Needs Volleyball on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Donal M. Snyder Sr. Community Center.  To see the flyer, click here

Shuckers: The Biloxi Shuckers, victorious in the first game of a best-of-five playoff series with Pensacola Wednesday, take on the Blue Wahoos in Game 2 today at MGM Park before traveling to Pensacola Friday. First pitch is at 6:35; gates open at 5:30 p.m. For more on Game 1 and a preview of Game 2, and to reserve your seats now, click here.