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Old 07-28-2019, 10:31 PM
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Gulf Coast business council announced this week a new four-lane parkway running parallel to the beach from downtown Biloxi to downtown Gulfport (next to the railroad tracks about three blocks north of the beach highway).

This project was suggested after Katrina by Haley Barbour, as a way to remove traffic from the beach highway, thereby allowing the state to refashion Highway 90 into a scenic, slow-moving, landscaped boulevard along the beach. It wasn't funded by Congress at the time, but it seems that the cities of Gulfport and Biloxi are moving forward in earnest.

This is exciting for the Coast because Highway 90 along the beach itself could and should be the Coast's biggest attraction, with the incredible live oaks on the coast and chance to make the beach more landscaped and natural looking and with less traffic. For this vision to come to fruition they have needed another roadway running parallel to the beach but a few blocks away.

I remember reading about the post-Katrina city planners from around the world remarking that the Coast had the potential to be another Portland, Oregon in terms of lifestyle and ambiance, because of the huge, wide-open public beach that goes on from some 40 or 50 miles between Ocean Springs and Waveland, and the collection of charming and livable towns going from one end of the Coast to the other.

Officials say it will take 10 or 15 years to get the connector project completed.

With the big improvements happening in both downtown Gulfport and Biloxi these days, I'm wondering if the Coast is destined I indeed to become Mississippi's Portland, say 25 or 30 years from now....
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Old 07-29-2019, 05:39 PM
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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We don’t need a Portland, Oregon in Mississippi, thankyouverymuch.
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Old 07-31-2019, 04:23 PM
Location: Ayy Tee Ell by way of MS, TN, AL and FL
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Coast has all the potential in the world. Mix of New Orleans, Las Vegas, and Portland.
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