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Developers for Gulfport Casino Ask City for More Time

- January 23, 2017 By Samantha A. -

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The Gulfport Planning Commission has been asked by the Gulfport Gaming Development to postpone the decision that would allow for the use of land located at the Gulfport harbor to be utilized for a casino until March.

The developers of the casino that would be located in Gulfport have requested that the city defer their approval decision until March in order to utilize five lots located within Gulfport harbor for building a casino.

This matter was previously scheduled on Thursday to go in front of the Gulfport Planning Commission but then it was removed from the original agenda for the day.

Gulfport’s director Greg Pietrangelo stated that the developers have already been approved by the Mississippi Gaming Commission and are now looking for approval for the land site from the city itself.

Although this action has been removed from Thursday’s commission planning agenda, there is still a request pending from DDR Gulfport Promenade in order to subdivide the property that is located close to Mississippi 605 which is just North of Interstate 10.

Pietrangelo has stated that DDR Gulfport Promenade has already sold one portion of the land to a car dealership and is currently in negotiations with a separate company to purchase the other portion of the land.  If the city approves the subdivision of the land and the developers general plan would ultimately set up for an extension on Helen Richards Drive also Interstate 10 service road.

If this action is approved Pietrangelo also stated that Daniel Boulevard which is located near the junction of U.S. 49 and Interstate 10 would also need an extension due to Anchor Plaza continues to be expanding with another hotel to be built in the very near future within the area.

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