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Biloxi Casino Resort OK'd

29 March 2006

BILOXI, Mississippi -- As reported by the Sun Herald: "The $1 billion Broadwater Resort proposal unanimously passed the City Council on Tuesday, with stipulations that finalized plans would have to be approved by a review committee.

"The Broadwater plans call for two casinos: one at the site of the Broadwater Hotel and another south of U.S. 90. The resort would be built with some 3,375 condos and 1,900 hotel-room units on site and would also have an 18-hole golf course, with possible condominiums to be built on the site of the former Broadwater Sun Golf Course. The 180-acre golf course would include retail shops along the edges.

"Mark Calvert, who made the presentation for developers, said the project could be finished by December 2008.

"...Developers of the 261-acre condo, hotel and casino resort got a height variance - which will allow one structure to be built at 403 feet, as opposed to the 220 feet specified in the city's Land Development Ordinance - among other variances and a zoning change..."

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