Waterfront meeting draws full house to City Hall

It was standing-room-only this afternoon at Biloxi City Hall for a discussion of the possibilities for development on Biloxi’s Point Cadet.

Ann Breen and Dick Rigby, co-directors of The Washington, D.C-based Waterfront Center, presented an hour-long slide show of successful waterfront developments, which prompted an hour-long discussion of the vacant land situated at Biloxi’s easternmost tip.

Among those attending besides Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich, and Councilmen Kenny Glavan, Paul Tisdale, Felix Gines and George Lawrence were Assistant Secretary of State Raymond Carter, State Reps. Scott DeLano of Biloxi and Hank Zuber of Ocean Springs, and representatives of the Golden Nugget and Margantaville resorts.

A host of tourism leaders also were present, along with architects, engineers and individual citizens. In all, about 70 people filled the Biloxi council chambers.

A follow-up public meeting, where Breen and Rigby will summarize today’s session and provide feedback, will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Biloxi City Hall.
See the complete video from today’s gathering


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Podcast: Waterfront advocates Ann Breen and Dick Rigby join former Mayor Gerald Blessey, the city’s economic development counsel, for this week’s City Desk podcast, recorded this morning at Biloxi City Hall. To listen to the program, click here.

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