A reader alerted me to another sign of the growing push to turn Biloxi, Mississippi into a resort destination. The area, which was devastated by Hurricane Katrina, is now the site of many resorts and casinos, both rebuilds and new projects. South Beach Biloxi is planned to be two towers for a total of 326 units with the plan to possibly expand the development to multiple beachfront towers. The developer behind the project is Ray Wooldrige who is a former part owner of the New Orleans Hornets basketball team and has a vision of turning Biloxi into a more prosperous tourist destination.
The first tower will be 94 studio, one-bedroom and two bedroom units with private balconies, floor to ceiling windows and luxury interior finishes. The There will also be an amenity floor with a spa, fitness room, indoor pool, outdoor pool, cafe & club room. The units are fairly small (the two bedroom is 1141 square feet and the studio has no kitchen only a wet bar) but they are designed to be vacation homes.