Public to get look at transitional housing option

Clark Griffith, chairman of the Reviving the Renaissance initiative, has been invited to cut the ribbon Friday for the grand opening of what developers promote as affordable residences.

The so-called Steel Magnolia Cottages, being constructed by Master Steel Buildings Inc. will be one of the options for so-called “transitional housing” for residents to consider as they move from FEMA temporary trailers and consider their rebuilding options.

Griffith, as chair of the Reviving the Renaissance initiative in Biloxi, is looking at a number of options that may be recommended to Mayor A.J. Holloway and the Biloxi City Council.

“Neither the city nor the Renaissance committees are endorsing a specific style of transitional housing at this point,” Holloway said, “but I encourage our residents to begin looking at the different options out there before making a decision.”

The model home opening Friday is a 508-square-foot structure, that features two bedrooms, full bathroom, and all appliances. Price: about $40,000, according to builder Tony Rogers of D’Iberville.

The ceremony and open house will take place Friday from noon to 6 p.m., and the public grand opening will continue Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.
The location: 16101 Racetrack Road in D’Iberville. To see map, click here.

To see more about Master Steel Buildings Inc., click here.

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