Short-term rental issue still in play

By Jerry Creel, Community Development Director

The past two weeks in Community Development, the city council voted to approve a conditional use application for the first Short-Term Rental property to be located in a single family structure. The structure located at 156 Briarfield Avenue, was eligible for short term rental because it is located in a district zoned RM-30, Residential Multi-Family. The Biloxi Planning Commission is winding down its’ public hearing workshop on short-term rental, and should be submitting recommendations for changes to the city council for consideration within the next 30 days.

Also this week the Development Review Committee approved a new parking lot for the downtown area. The new lot located on Lameuse Street next to the VooDoo and Fuji Restaurants, and across the street from city hall will provide 17 much needed parking spaces for the increasing number of businesses and events for the downtown area. The design will now go before the Architectural Historical Review Commission. It should be completed in time for Crusin’ the Coast.

Renovation Plans were received this week for IP Casino Resort. The $2.5 Million dollar project will include the renovation of 54 suites. Building plans were also submitted by DSLD development to proceed with Phase 1 of their Reunion Place Townhome Project located on Brodie Road. Phase 1 of the mixed use residential Project will include 34 townhomes. Plans were also received for 2 new single family houses.