Reeves signs bill approving $50M in Restore Act projects

Gov. Tate Reeves on Thursday signed a bill that will allocate more than $50 million dollars in Restore Act money to projects on the Coast.

Senate Bill 3047 appropriated the funds from the Mississippi Gulf Coast Restoration Funds, a settlement that came from the BP Oil Spill in 2010. The money must be spent in the six lower Mississippi counties.

The Legislature chose to spend much of the money on road projects, business parks and waterfronts in the 2023 appropriations.

The money allocated to each of the 29 projects is not enough to totally fund them, but does assist with financing.

Among the projects are:

$4.6 million — City of Gulfport for the Canal Road connector project

$3.6 million — Pinchers Seafood for a working waterfront in Bay St. Louis

$3.6 million — Harrison County Development Commission for I-10 and Canal Road site

$3.5 million — Long Beach for harbor complex restoration

$3.19 million — Jackson County Supervisors for Vancleave Medical Center

$2.5 million — USM for Digital Multimedia Center of Excellence

$2 million — City of Diamondhead for Commercial District Transformation Project

$2 million — Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission for the Technology Park and site development at Stennis Airport Phase I

$2 million — Mississippi State University Research and Technology Corporation for development of Mississippi Cyber Center

$2 million — Jackson County Economic Development Foundation for the Sunplex Light Industrial Park improvements and Trent Lott Airport

$2 million — Ocean Springs Redevelopment Foundation for Public Works redevelopment and relocation

$1.93 million — Pearl River County Board of Supervisors for Pearl River County Industrial Park Infrastructure and site development

$1.8 million — Pearl River County Board of Supervisors for the Pearl River County Technology Park Phase I, and site development

$1.75 million — City of Moss Point for Highway 63/Escatawpa natural gas pipeline installation

$1.6 million — George County Board of Supervisors for  Regional Agriculture and Agri-Tourism accelerator project

$1.6 million — George County Board of Supervisors for Grain Elevator/River Road rehabilitation

$1.59 million — Jackson County Economic Development Foundation and the Biloxi Bay RV Resort for a luxury RV resort.

$1.5 million — Pascagoula Redevelopment Authority for Live, Work, Play Pascagoula Riverfront

$1.4 million — City of Bay St. Louis for downtown boardwalk that’s ADA compliant

$1 million — Bay St. Louis for a safety complex

$1 million — Moss Point Redevelopment Authority for downtown revitalization

$1 million — Mississippi Coast Model Railroad Museum for road improvements at Model Railroad Museum project

$1 million — Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Arts to complete Ohr-O’Keefe Museum campus

$900,000 — Gulf Hills Resort for development of 2,000 feet of blueway waterfront and public marina access

$700,000 — City of Ocean Springs for Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Arts Center renovations

$498,000 — City of Lucedale for Municipal Park Stage

$260,000 — Stone County Economic Development Partnership for Heritage Spring Water project

$250,000 — Plaid Properties LLC for redevelopment of blighted property into a Walter Anderson Museum of Artconnected District

$200,000 — City of Moss Point to improve access from I-10 to Moss Point’s Miracle Mile

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