AHRC Complete Now with Three New Members
The Biloxi Architectural Historical Review Commission is finally set to move forward.
In one week, three new AHRC members will come together for the first time. The commission will first elect new officers and then the new members will go through orientation.
It was about a month ago when Biloxi Mayor Andrew ‘FoFo’ Gilich called for the resignation of five board members. This request was because the board didn’t meet an ordinance saying seven of the nine members must live in a historical district.
A week after orientation, the commission will have their first real meeting in over a month. They will review dozens of backlogged proposals including the building of the La Quinta Inn and Suites. Vincent Creel with City of Biloxi Public Affairs said, “The La Quinta Inn and Suites is a hotel proposal that is looking to locate in to a historic district at Seal Avenue. That is where the entire issue of the AHRC residency requirements came up. Mayor Gilich has now rectified that problem and we are now ready to move forward.”
Seal Avenue residents originally argued strongly against the hotel for fear it will diminish the historic value of their neighborhood.