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There is a song in the Pascagoula air. From the Singing River to the Sunday morning pews to the seats at the town bars, a special harmony wafts through this spiritual, hardworking city. Her folks know both the meaning of hard work and the joy of wholesome fun, welding a ship’s steel by day and playing the steel drums by night. Home to approximately 22,000 residents, Pascagoula is enjoying an awakening of economic and community development.
The long-known Flagship City is the seat of Jackson County, located farthest east on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Pascagoula progress is humming, thanks in great part to the Pascagoula Redevelopment Authority (PRA), the urban renewal agency established by the City of Pascagoula in 2011. The board serves to promote and encourage revitalization in the Flagship District by offering incentives for investors to develop downtown properties. The PRA’s multi-phased approach to revitalization began with funding from a portion of Mississippi’s BP settlement money, appropriated by the state legislature. The revitalization efforts have turned more than $2 million in public funding into almost $20 million in private investment.
The beauty of Pascagoula lies not only in her grand live oaks, laden with storied Spanish moss, and the broad brown pelicans’ wings as they dive for dinner, but also in her global corporate citizens with their stable payrolls and ever-expanding community outreach. Ingalls Shipbuilding, Mississippi’s largest employer, and Chevron’s largest refinery bookend the city, joined by Halter Marine, Rolls Royce, and a healthy host of contractors and suppliers. The award-winning Singing River Health System recently acquired Garden Park Medical Center and formed a strategic partnership agreement with Ochsner Health, expanding access to critical services and advanced technology. 
Full of charm and character… and characters, there is more to see as this once-sleepy town along the Mississippi Sound comes to life. Whether rod in hand, toes in sand, or lounging on land, Pascagoula is the place to kick back and enjoy.

Pascagoula Redevelopment Authority

Pascagoula Redevelopment Authority Members

Dr. Hal Moore, Chairman

Jim Estabrook, Vice-Chairman

Alice Walker, Secretary/Treasurer

Alan Sudduth

Henry Fox

Michael Silverman, Executive Director

Amy St. Pe, Legal Counsel

Projects

Brady’s Steaks & Seafood

jury room

The Jury Room

exec suites

Pascagoula Executive Suites

Living in Pascagoula

Pascagoula is on the move.  Our revitalization efforts downtown are driving restaurant, retail, and residential growth.  By the end of 2021, there will be nearly 60 apartments and townhomes in downtown Pascagoula.

Pop Culture

News

Progress at Odd Fellows

Check out the latest improvements and work being done at the Odd Fellows building with Ramsay Taylor.

Posies and Puddles

Posies and Puddles Children’s Boutique is new to downtown Pascagoula. The store is located on Delmas Avenue.

The Loft’s at Scranton’s

Downtown living is here! The Lofts at Scranton’s will be finished next week. Richard Chenoweth takes us on a tour of the four new apartments. Those interested in learning more information about renting can call 228-355-0213 or email lofts@scrantons.com. The apartments are also listed on Zillow. UPDATE: ALL RENTED!

Work on Oddfellows begins

Five apartments are being constructed inside the Odd Fellows building on Krebs Avenue. Four apartments will be upstairs. One apartment will be downstairs with a new retail space in the front. Off the Hook will stay where it is. The apartments are expected to be ready for rent Summer 2021.

Keenum CPA opens new office on Jackson Street

Keenum CPA is the latest addition to Jackson Avenue. Jason Keenum enlisted the help of the Pascagoula Redevelopment Authority to relocate and expand his long-time accounting business.

Construction on Delmas Avenue

Chad Purdy and Jason Poole own a property on Delmas Avenue where construction is underway to create an open-air event space on the ground level with a rental condo upstairs.

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