The Courtyards at the Dock groundbreaking

More than two dozen homes, two large commercial buildings complete with office, restaurant, and retail space, all perched along the Pascagoula waterfront. After years in making, the first phase of the Courtyards at City Dock is officially underway.
“The absolutely best thing that you can do is dig down and prove them wrong and that is what we are all going to do. Hell, that’s what we already have done.” And that is just what Pascagoula officials did Thursday when they turned soil to officially break ground on the long awaited Courtyards project. Project Developer Kenneth Jones said, “The project is on the Pascagoula River. There’s 29 single family attached homes as well as 25,000 square foot of commercial space. We are starting with the riverfront which will be 18 single family residential homes.”
Pascagoula Mayor Dane Maxwell says that this project has been in the works for many years now. “Years ago, we had businesses wanting to locate here, but because of the decline in the economy and just because of the times, they backed out and decided that they did not want to do that and expand and so we have been looking for the right opportunity.”
Mayor Maxwell says the vision for turning this area into a bustling commercial and residential area stems from years ago when his father, Robbie Maxwell, was mayor of Pascagoula. “Pascagoula has been working on this site for about ten years now. It’s been a very long road. We got involved about three years ago, but you need people from all walks of life, millenials and baby boomers that are wanting to live downtown in a revitalized area, but you need people for that and we think that this product is a New Orleans style architecture product is going to draw a lot of people and give them flavor of the Gulf Coast and Pascagoula,” said Jones.

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