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Old Posted Jan 24, 2009, 7:10 PM
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Whats wrong with Jerry St. Pe?

There was an article in the Sun Herald today, I did not copy it because of the length, that discusses a bill proposed by Michael Janus to clarify the mean high water line. I am paraphrasing here, but St. Pe said that the bill was generic and “It does not and will not alter the authority of the Gaming Commission to make a determination about the legality of a gaming site.” How is this possible if they deem the water line the seawall and not the water's edge? Obviously the gaming industry is political, but he obviously has an agenda.
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By MARY PEREZ - meperez@sunherald.com

D’Iberville — In 17 years, Mark Seymour Sr. has fought the government, the environmentalists and even Hurricane Katrina for his dream to build Royal D’Iberville Casino. Now it’s the economy that is changing his plans.

A new master plan is ready to go before the D’Iberville Planning Commission for approval. Seymour said he and his partners, Terry Moran and Leland Mitchell, are talking to three groups of developers about building the resort directly west of Interstate 110 on Back Bay.

He’ll also have to go back to the Mississippi Gaming Commission with his new plans and he said all the permits will be in place so all the developers have to do is bring the funding.

His new design still has a 60,000-square-foot casino, but now it’s atop a parking garage with a roof that will glow at night.

A French Market fronting the water also made the redesign with a multi-story glass entry, and Seymour sees it bustling with vendors peddling fresh flowers and vegetables.

Above that will be stores and restaurants, including a buffet and a steak house.

A harbor and marina would allow guests to arrive by water and a new interstate ramp and wider access road would move the estimated 2,500 visitors per day into the casino.

A hotel is planned north of the casino, but Seymour said he eliminated condos since that market has faded since he drew the original plans.

He estimates the casino resort will need 500 to 800 employees.

“Every night I go home I think of it,” he said of his casino.

It was 1992 when he started the approval process for 7.82 acres.

Partners came and went but D’Iberville officials continue to support his vision.
“They’ve been with me for 14 years,” he said.

Mayor Rusty Quave and Seymour recently met with officials from the Mississippi Department of Transportation to look at the road redesign.

From the new I-110 exit, three lanes will go into the resort and Seymour said the traffic flow will be much improved.

Larger water lines will be installed to serve the resort, drainage will be improved and the sewage plant is being upgraded to handle the additional demand.

Seymour said his latest snag is the economy and he wondered, “How can I still make it work?”

By downsizing and removing the condos, his new design cut costs from $300 million to $200 million.

Besides being the first casino drivers will see heading toward Biloxi on I-110, “We’re the best protected site,” he said.

That area of Back Bay saw a 14-foot rise in the tide during Katrina instead of the storm surge that hit the beach.

Seymour said he’s elevated all the occupied structures 20 feet.

Once a developer signs on to the project, there is an ambitious time line envisioned.

If site clearing and infrastructure work can begin this spring and pilings for the parking garage be driven this summer, then Seymour hopes his casino can open by the end of 2010.

“I’ve dreamed of it and put it together piece by piece.”

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What's the latest on the Four-Points Sheraton development? Flag's website now showing a December opening.
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What's the latest on the Four-Points Sheraton development? Flag's website now showing a December opening.
It is actually open. I had a friend stay there and supposedly it is pretty nice
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Casino ship could dock at Gulfport

Michigan firm leases old site of Marine Life


GULFPORT — A former Coast casino executive hopes to return with a new gambling ship docked in Gulfport’s harbor, with eventual plans for a land-based casino resort at the former location of Marine Life and Misco Marine.
Others, including Donald Trump, have proposed casino projects for the site, which have failed to materialize.

However, Dual Cooper said his company has secured a ship designed as a casino and signed a contract to lease the six acres. Rotate Black Inc., a Michigan company, must still secure a gaming license and site approval from the state Gaming Commission and win Gulfport’s approval for its plans.

Cooper, Rotate Black’s president and chief operating officer, said the company hopes to open in October or November.

Mayor George Schloegel said he believes the project will be good for the city, as long as Rotate Black follows through on plans for the land-based casino and hotel.

“This is really in the Gaming Commission’s hands,” Schloegel said.

“If it does get authorized, we have asked that, whatever they do, they do it based on expanding the market so we don’t just split the existing market. To do that requires the construction of a major hotel of about 500 or 550 rooms. If they’re able to do that, we think that’s a great addition to our community.”

Schloegel said buildings on the site will have to be elevated to 25 feet above sea level to meet FEMA requirements for storm-surge protection.

“We’re excited to know that Gulfport is going to be in a position to have additional gaming,” he said. “There is some synergy when multiple gaming facilities come to an area. That would be a good thing if we could expand that market.”

Cooper headed Grand Casino Gulfport and Biloxi when they opened, then became CEO of Casino Magic Corp. before moving on to other ventures. “I’m really thrilled to be back on the Coast,” he said.

Cooper said he most recently turned around a casino operation in California, increasing profitability by 40 percent.

“I feel the economy is coming back, slowly, but it’s coming back,” Cooper said. “We’re going to have to get confidence back in the market. I think the opportunity is really there to do something.”

He and his partner, John Paulsen of Michigan, have not settled on a name for their proposed Gulfport casino. Paulsen has worked in the telecom industry, Cooper said.

The 240-foot ship their company is buying was once owned by Harrah’s Casino. Cooper said Rotate Black bought the ship out of bankruptcy after another company spent about $40 million on renovations.

“It’s a beautiful ship,” Cooper said. The ship will be brought to Biloxi’s Back Bay to be repainted, he said. It has two restaurants aboard.

Councilwoman Libby Milner Roland, whose ward includes the harbor and adjacent downtown, said the casino will build momentum already generated by renovation of downtown buildings, sidewalks and streets.

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Two Casinos Planned for D'Iberville

CanCan Casino Resort to be Built in D'Iberville

From: News Release Filed 2/26/10 GCN

A nationally recognized group of gaming operators wants to make D’Iberville the home of the Mississippi Gulf Coast’s next world-class casino.

CanCan Casino Resort and Spa, LLC, received site approval from the Mississippi Gaming Commission Thursday on a 5-acre waterfront site on the east side of I-110 in D’Iberville overlooking scenic Biloxi Back Bay.

The CanCan Casino project mirrors efforts underway by the City of D’Iberville to transform their downtown into a premier shopping and entertainment destination.

D’Iberville officials noted the CanCan project could be the anchor the city needs to realize its downtown redevelopment ambitions.

"We’ve been looking for a catalyst such as this to jumpstart our downtown development," Mayor Rusty Quave said.

"The City of D’Iberville has been working hard for many years to transform our downtown and waterfront into areas where retail shops, restaurants and unique attractions can flourish," City Manager Michael Janus said. "The CanCan project will help us realize these plans."

When completed, CanCan will boast a 60,000-square-foot casino with 1,800 slots and 40 gaming tables, four sumptuous restaurants, a first-class French spa, 250 luxuriously appointed rooms and suites, and two exclusive retail outlets. CanCan will employ around 1,100 people.

CanCan’s principals worked with the leadership at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in D’Iberville to secure the 4.9-acre waterfront site.

Joseph Py and Joseph Manno, President/CEO, are the principals of CanCan Development, LLC.

Included among CanCan’s management advisors are gaming industry veterans H. Steven Norton and David Cacci.

"I’m thrilled to be back on the Mississippi Gulf Coast," said Manno.


"City and State officials have been very cooperative, and we appreciate that very much," he said.

Manno, a 29-year veteran of the casino business, was the President/CEO of the Havana Casino Resort project on Biloxi’s Point Cadet. The Havana project had received approval, but was derailed by Hurricane Katrina. Manno had relocated his family to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, but lost his home to the storm. Manno’s experience includes running the operations at Paris Casino and Bally’s Casino in Las Vegas. Norton has headed four national casino companies as President/CEO. Cacci comes to the CanCan project after serving as President/CEO of NewYork, NewYork in Las Vegas. Joesph Py is a retired businessman.

Francis Xavier Dumont has been tapped to design CanCan. He has served as architect for scores of casino projects, including the Sandia Resort & Casino in Albuquerque, NM, Casa Del Sol in Tucson, AZ, and the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, NJ. Other notable projects by Dumont’s firm, Leo A Daly, include the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.

One sign that CanCan is committed to providing a high level of culinary excellence is the hiring of premier Food & Beverage executive Robert Zitto. Zitto has headed F&B operations for Steve Wynn and Caesar’s Entertainment.

Local team members include attorneys Danny McDaniel and Michael Cavanaugh; Thompson Engineering, and The Guice Agency.



D’Iberville adds casino, hotel to economic plans

By MARY PEREZ - meperez@sunherald.com


D’IBERVILLE — Thursday was a banner day for economic development in D’Iberville, with site approval given for Oyster Bay Casino on the Back Bay and the announcement of a Home2 Suites by Hilton hotel coming to The Promenade shopping complex.

Mayor Rusty Quave said the developers of Oyster Bay intend to build a smaller, 65,000-square-foot casino.

“They’re putting more of the emphasis on tourism and the French Quarter,” which is planned for the city’s adjacent downtown, he said.


Read more: http://www.sunherald.com/2010/04/29/...#ixzz0naoXYnQr

With a variety of old ships planned to be docked at Oyster Bay, “It will be like a museum on the water,” he said.

The resort will recall the seafood heritage of the Coast.

“We are going to get a replica here of a great tall ship,” said Thomas Brosig, president of The Brosig Group, who presented the $150 million project to the Mississippi Gaming Commission. He said they also plan to bring schooners and oyster boats for guests to tour.

The idea is to create a must-see resort and entertainment venue for visitors to the Coast, he said. The retail also will be an attraction, focusing on selling goods that are made, baked, sculpted and painted there by young people who he envisions coming from across the country for internships to learn a trade.

Visitors would drive into what looks like a waterfront warehouse, he said. Four restaurants are planned, including a buffet, café and diner, with most overlooking the water and the tall ship.

Oyster Bay is being developed by Malcolm Duane Lewis, a commercial real estate developer, and Tom Moore, a D’Iberville native and director of The New Hope Program that assists children with disabilities. The project is expected to create 2,000 jobs and generate $8 million in annual tax revenue.

Brosig said these are tough times to get financing for casinos.

“However, I’m confident,” he said. People are already talking about Oyster Bay, he said. “What we really want is Wall Street to start talking.”

The Home2 Suites will be at the entrance of The Promenade near the new Shoe Station. The five-story hotel with 100 suites and an outdoor saltwater pool. It is among the first of this new design of extended-stay hotels built in the country.

Gabe Thomas with Thomas Properties of Athens, Tenn., said it will accommodate both long-term military and families and those who want to stay overnight and shop.


Read more: http://www.sunherald.com/2010/04/29/...#ixzz0naoHVHKJ

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Bay Cove condos given OK

By MARY PEREZ - meperez@sunherald.com

http://www.sunherald.com/2010/06/01/...-given-ok.html

BILOXI — The Biloxi City Council gave its approval Tuesday to Bay Cove, a mixed-use development on the Back Bay.

The community of single-family homes and multi-family condominiums will be built in phases at 1753 Brasher Road, next to Savannah Estates.

The project was divided into four lots, with single-family homes on two lots; a 67-unit condominium complex called Residence at Bay Cove; and a 56-unit, five-story condo known as the Pointe at Bay Cove that juts out into the Bay.

Mike Boudreaux, president of Gulf Coast Investment Developers, said several of the waterfront units already have been sold. The subdivision will have 4 acres of common area that includes a swimming pool, a 36-slip boat pier and green space.

The council also:

Had a first reading on the city’s new land-development ordinance

Continued the state of emergency due to the Deep Horizon Oil Spill

Discussed helping charter-boat and shrimp-boat owners get compensation from BP to cover their boat-slip rentals.



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Wow, some nice looking developments there. It's sad to see so many of them cancelled or on hold. My two favorite would have to be CanCan and Havana. I think South Beach will be nice too if it's completed as planned. Beau View, Sienna, and Legacy Towers remind me of Coastal Alabama and Panhandle Florida. IMO the Mississippi Gulf Coast needs architecture that will set it apart from the rest of the eastern Gulf coast. I don't know how willing MS is to take chances in general, but the coastal region seems to be less conservative than the rest of the state and some of these designs are a start. I've also been hearing good things about the Port.
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condos

condos - biloxi


south beach - completed (first tower) - biloxi
  • veterans and beach blvd
  • 326 units (over 1000 once entire complex is finished)
  • $800,000,000 (for the entire complex)
  • rw development
  • roy anderson construction
  • http://www.southbeachbiloxi.com







beau view condos - first tower completed (other three pre-construction) - biloxi




ocean club biloxi - first tower completed (other two pre-construction) - biloxi



casinos

can can casino - pre-construction - d'iberville
  • 250 hotel room
  • 60,000 sq. Feet of casino space
  • cancan development, llc
  • yates construction chosen





oyster bay casino - pre-construction - d'iberville
  • french quarter theme
  • 65,000 sq. Feet of casino space
  • seafood heritage museum
  • $150,000,000




palace casino resort expansion - construction - biloxi
  • trying to regain space lost by hurricane katrina
  • 38,000 sq. Feet of casino space
  • 110,000 sq. Feet of total space
  • new restaurants
  • $45,000,000


other



william carey college campus at traditions - under construction - harrison county
  • 50 acres
  • 3000 students
  • 2009 completion




completed since 2004


sea breeze biloxi - tower 1 completed - biloxi
  • 1899 beach blvd
  • 101 units
  • 222'
  • roy anderson construction
  • $21,865,000





beau view condos - first tower completed - biloxi



ocean club biloxi - first tower completed - biloxi



hard rock casino - completed and open - biloxi


sienna - completed - gulfport



legacy towers (2 towers) - completed - gulfport




biloxi/ocean springs bridge - completed



mississippi gulf coast coliseum - biloxi - completed










postponed or canceled


beau soliel - pre-construction - biloxi (permit lapsed)



venezia resort - pre-construction - biloxi (permit lapsed)




the revelay - pre-constuction - biloxi (permit lapsed)
  • 2400 beach blvd
  • 380 units
  • 185'
  • gulf coast investment developers & sterling resorts
  • yates construction
  • http://www.revelay.com

(scaled down picture with groundbreaking soon)


viuex crescente - pre-construction - biloxi (back bay) (permit lapse)
  • back bay blvd & oak street
  • 286 units (phase i - right tower)
  • 365'
  • casino being designed into project
  • sandmark bay, llc
  • dale and associates architects
  • http://www.vuecrescente.com




bienville condos - postponed - biloxi


towers at edgewater - canceled - biloxi (design change underway due to height restriction by city)
  • 2660 beach blvd
  • 500 units
  • 374'
  • $87,000,000
  • gulf coast investment developers



habor point condos - canceled - biloxi - now wyndham hotel project
  • 695 beach blvd
  • 242 units
  • 278'




shores of paradise - canceled - biloxi




savannah estates - cancelled - biloxi


sterling beach - cancelled - biloxi
  • 1775 beach blvd
  • 87 units
  • 100'
  • $20,000,000
  • gulf coast investment developers & sterling resorts
  • http://www.gcid.biz




aqua - cancelled - biloxi
http://www.gcid.biz



gold coast - on-hold - biloxi
  • veterans avenue
  • part of $800,000,000 development
  • rw development




avalon condo development (conversion from gulf towers) (cancelled - converted into four points by sheraton opening july 15, 2010)




wyndham harbour pointe resort - on-hold - biloxi
  • biloxi small craft harbor
  • 24 stories
  • 400 rooms
  • $90,000,000
  • wyndham resort group




old va being redeveloped into resort - on-hold - gulfport
  • hri properties of new orleans




caribbean dream - on-hold - gulfport




emerald breeze - cancelled - long beach


gulf view - cancelled - long beach




havana casino - project dead (regrettably) - biloxi




bacarn bay - project being reconfigured - biloxi
  • 377 caillavet street
  • 1122 units (663 condos, 459 suites)
  • 247'
  • 67,000 square feet of casino space
  • 80,000 square feet of convention space
  • $600,000,000
  • torguson gaming
  • roy anderson construction
  • dale morris architects pllc
  • http://www.bacaranbay.com






gold coast casino - project not approved by gaming commission








bayview casino resort - looking for financing/on-hold - biloxi
  • back bay blvd.
  • 519 hotel rooms
  • 70,000 square feet of casino space
  • 25,000 square feet of convention space
  • $325,000,000
  • dale/morris architecture



margaritaville casino - harrah's financial problems/on-hold - biloxi
  • 279 beach blvd
  • 798 rooms
  • 100,000 square feet of casino space
  • 66,000 square feet of convention space
  • 250,000 square feet of shopping space
  • $700,000,000
  • harrah's





very rough sketch (perspective: Driving west on highway 90)


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Biloxi is one step closer to getting a minor league baseball team.

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I really wonder about these casino projects, living here in Las Vegas, where the number of people who come here now to gamble as fallen to 27%.

At least, in Las Vegas, the casino moguls saw it coming, diversifying with multi-million dollar nightclubs (for the younger generation), lots of shopping venues, 5-star restaurants, and shows.
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Vegas doesn't have the beach and gulf for recreation which are true family draws or seafood..
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Would love for Landry's Corp to copy Kemah Boardwalk somewhere along the Gulf Coast in Bama or MS.


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The Minor League Team is named the Biloxi Shuckers

The park has been named MGM Park @ Beau Rivage.

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