Commercial and residential construction projects humming along in Biloxi despite business slow-down
BILOXI, Miss. (WXXV) — In the City of Biloxi, it’s not business as usual but it is building as usual.
Both commercial and residential construction continue to boom in Biloxi,” Community Development Director Jerry Creel says, “and as long as construction is continuing, we will issue permits and perform inspections.”
The city, despite fears of the coronavirus threat, issued $1.7 million in construction permits two weeks ago, and $2.1 million last week, including permits for 18 new homes. In all, 147 homes are under construction in Biloxi at the moment.
“These are all projects where construction companies can move forward while respecting social distancing rule,” Creel said.
In the past week, construction permits also were issued for a new go-cart track and pit buildings, which are being constructed by Big Play at the corner of Veterans and U.S. 90, where the Gus Stevens supper club once stood years ago.
Among the other active construction sites: The Blake Assisted Living and Memory Care Community on Popp’s Ferry Road, the Performing Arts Center at Biloxi High School, the new downtown location of Community Bank, Newman’s Seafood on Caillavet Street, Camp David RV Resort on Cedar Lake Road, the RW RV Resort on Veterans Avenue, and the J-Mart Chevron Convenience Store on Highway 67.