Commercial and residential construction continues in Biloxi

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While everyone in South Mississippi is dealing with COVID-19, the City of Biloxi is giving residents something to look forward to once things return to some type of normalcy.

Even with shutting down the local economy, construction is going up with the city’s community development department issuing $6.57 million in construction permits.

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The majority of the viral construction was $4.98 million in new housing starts with about 160 homes under construction.

There’s also a construction permit for a new go-cart track and pit buildings being constructed by Big Play at the corner of Veterans and Highway 90. City of Biloxi Director of Community Development Vincent Creel said, “The more projects we keep moving forward, the quicker we will get those on the taxes for land taxes and building taxes. When the contractors are out building houses, and buying material, shopping at our home centers and other places, we are generating sales tax revenue.”

Other projects include the Blake Assisted Living and Memory Care Community on Popp’s Ferry Road, the performing arts center at Biloxi High School, and the new downtown location of Community Bank.