September 28, 2023

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A controversial hotel project in Biloxi is changing

BILOXI, Miss. (WLOX) – The developer who proposed creating a Residence Inn next to a historic Biloxi neighborhood is scrapping all those ideas in favor of flats.

Harrison County Lodging Enhancement will go in advance with building Aqua Suites, a boutique resort along Freeway 90 west of White Avenue. But instead of setting up a multi-story, 180-home Residence Inn, the business will develop apartments on the land closest to Father Ryan Avenue.

Neighbors were fantastic with the little boutique resort but they fought the Residence Inn fearful about traffic, parking and lodge rooms overlooking their backyards. Right after listening to the grievances the developer pledged to just take a further glance.

The development still includes a 40-unit boutique hotel called Aqua Suites Biloxi. But plans...
The growth nevertheless includes a 40-device boutique resort termed Aqua Suites Biloxi. But designs for a 108-unit Residence Inn have been scrapped in favor of residences.(Dale Companions)

In accordance to information and facts filed ahead of future week’s Biloxi Metropolis Council meeting, Harrison County Lodging will start out get the job done on the boutique lodge this summer time as period just one of its total development.

The flats will be built powering the Aqua Suites someday in the future. That element of the venture has not been created yet, but will follow multi-loved ones zoning requirements now in place for that land.

The developer is inquiring the metropolis for a zoning improve to Planned Growth – Hospitality – Enterprise (PDHB ) Overlay District. A community listening to on that request is scheduled for Tuesday’s town council assembly at 6 p.m.

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