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Broadwater Property in Biloxi

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Here's a glimpse of what the proposed replacement for the Broadwater Beach in Biloxi may look like....Seems a bit ungainly to me. Too bad the original hotel was so far gone. Not a fragmant will survive from the original....The developers are working with a group from Pensacola. The development there is already up tp four towers.....If anyone is interested, I can find old pictures of the Broadwater Beach.

http://www.portofinoresortpensacolabeach.com/

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There's rarely any new news coming out of Mississippi on the development front. It's not an elitest sort of thing, but if the mods see the demand for a MS forum, they'd create it. Probably the Southern USA forum is the best place to voice those opinions.

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There is quite a bit of development on the coast of Mississippi right now- many high-rise condominium developments are projected or presently under construction. Development in Jackson is not as brisk, but there are a few significant projects in progress.

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There's rarely any new news coming out of Mississippi on the development front.  It's not an elitest sort of thing, but if the mods see the demand for a MS forum, they'd create it.  Probably the Southern USA forum is the best place to voice those opinions.

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There is actually alot happening in Mississippi. All the highrise construction with casinos not only in Biloxi but in Tunica. Jackson seems to be doing pretty well as the major city and growing at a nice clip. Hattiesburg has a GREAT little downtown with lots of art deco style buildings. Tupelo is small city that "carries a big stick" and has much industry and development. Mississippi should have it's own forum.

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There is actually alot happening in Mississippi.  All the highrise construction with casinos not only in Biloxi but in Tunica.  Jackson seems to be doing pretty well as the major city and growing at a nice clip.  Hattiesburg has a GREAT little downtown with lots of art deco style buildings.  Tupelo is small city that "carries a big stick" and has much industry and development.  Mississippi should have it's own forum.

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I agree that MS should have its own forum. There's a lot of construction going on there, but we don't hear a lot about it on these forums because of a lack of Mississippi representation. Maybe a separate forum would pull a bunch of those guys in.

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It appears as though Katrina has done what the demolition workers would have done to the old Broadwater. The main building still stands, but just barely. The pictures of devastation form the area are heart-rending.

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Below is a link to a long clip from WLBT-TV showing the devastation from Long Beach, MS to Biloxi. One of the casinos was ripped from its moorings over the Gulf and deposited on top of an inland hotel (Holiday Inn I think). This video is simply incredible -- the damage in Mississippi is beyond belief.

http://www.wlbt.com/global/video/WorldNowA...ast%20Damage%20

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Incredible footage. Thanks. I hope they won't be rebuilding Treasure Bay, either the hotel or the casino. You are correct. That was the Holiday Inn underneath the Grand Casino barge.

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Broadwater Project to go Forward- It's HUGE

The plans for the redevelopment of the Broadwater Beach property are going forward. The plan seems to indicate at least one 403 foot tower as well as several towers in the neighborhood of 200-260 feet tall. The number of hotel/condo units in the project is in the thousands. The Gulf Coast News has more details about the proposed project. A zoning hearing is scheduled for early March. It is highly doubtful that any portion of the former hotel will remain on the property. The link below the article is the legal announcement- interesting, if somewhat obscure in its language.

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Broadwater Plans Will Differ

The plans for the Broadwater property will differ considerably from the project proposed last summer. Next Thursday, the City Council will get to see those plans. As noted in the previous article, the plans are said to include one major building of 403 feet as well as several smaller towers. This is one to watch...

Article and video clip from WLOX Channel 13

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Plan to Include 2 Casinos and Over 5000 Units

The new plans are being developed by Wimberly, Allison, Tong and Goo, the Paul Steelman Group and EDSA. The resort is billed as a major development similar to Atlantis in the Bahamas. The plans are to be unvelied next week. Two casinos and over 5000 hotel/condotel rooms are to be included, as well as considerable retail space. I hope this won't look like the Tyvek palaces at Atlantis.

Article from the Sun Herald ...

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Broadwater Resort Project Receives Preliminary Approval

The 5000+ unit project has received preliminary approval from the planning commission. The City Council must still issue the final approval. This project will take quite a while to build, but it should be getting under way soon. Article from the Sun Herald

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End of 2008 ?

I hope some more of the big casino projects hurry up and open.

As it is, the three that are open now aren't nearly enough to draw me in, but when the "biggies" start opening, I look forward to "sharing" some of my dollars with them :)

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Some sort of announcement may be made within the next few months. The Portofino may well not be built as previously envisioned, but it is reasonable to expect that the developers will take advantage of the height variance already granted for the site.

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It is safe to say that the Portofino tower will not be built. Thee are indications that the entire property may be sold to an "international" casino developer within the next few months. As there has been next to no public activity regarding this important piece of Biloxi's recovery, this may well be worth watching. If this development is mishandled there is the possibility that much of everything in its wake may follow suit.

The Sun-Herald

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New Bay Bridge May Spark Interest in Broadwater Property

The news on the former Broadwater Beach property is mostly that there isn't any news- at least not yet. The owners of the property say that there has been interest among several parties, but nothing substantial has been brought forward since the plans for the Portofino collapsed. As this is a significan parcel of acreage, it is hoped that something of importance will be built on the site. The cost of the land alone would dictate nothing less. I hope that we may be hearing something within the next few months.

Gulf Coast News

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Rumor Mill- Steve Wynn and the Broadwater?

The rumor mill is buzzing with talk of Steve Wynn taking the plunge in Biloxi once again. If Wynn were to buy the Broadwater parcel, this would strengthen the Biloxi market considerably. I have little more than a suspicion at this point that this could happen. For what it's worth, here's one of the sources I have found below. I have heard rumblings elsewhere, but nothing quotable at this point...Call me irresponsible, but this is too interesting to resist...

The Biloxi Fore Effect- blog

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Broadwater Update

This piece from WLOX indicates that proposals are supposedly bubbling away for the Broadwater property. Whether anything will be announced is anyone's guess. The article mentios that it could still be as long as a year or more before anything is announced. The current financial crisia certainly can't help the project along the road to fruition.

WLOX TV

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