Mississippi Gulf Coast Three Years On

Jason Miller reports how coastal Mississippi cities and towns are moving post-Katrina plans and ideas towards implementation.

"Since Hurricane Katrina's landfall three years ago, the communities of the Gulf Coast have approached planning and development in a variety of ways. Here, we take a look at some noteworthy efforts and their progress to date. Also, don't miss the SunHerald's city-by-city report from August 24, 2008.

Bay St. Louis
PlaceMakers, LLC continues to work on Bay St. Louis' Architectural Guidelines and Subdivision Regulations, reports Susan Henderson with the firm. As of Aug. 22, 2008, the architectural guidelines were 95 percent complete, with a target completion date of mid-September. The subdivision regulations are 70 percent of the way toward completion; Henderson hopes they will be finished before the holiday season.

D'Iberville
A preliminary SmartCode for D'Iberville's historic downtown area and its surrounding neighborhoods was developed by Jaime Correa and Associates in collaboration with the City of D'Iberville Planning Commission, Jeff Taylor and Deonne Olier from the Planning Department, and the general public. The consultant's fees were paid with a Community Development Block Grant awarded by the State of Mississippi last December. The final version is posted in the City's Internet home site; it will be submitted for approval to the City Council in July."

Thanks to Sandy Sorlien

Full Story: Mississipi Rebuilding Community Planning Report

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