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THE FLAGSHIP DISTRICT PROJECTS
Anchor Square – Created in 2011, this shopping complex is a collection of 16 Mississippi Cottages arranged around a charming boardwalk and town green. The goal is to allow new businesses to establish and grow on the Square and then move into vacant properties in town. The city’s urban renewal agency, Pascagoula Redevelopment Authority (PRA), maintains Anchor Square.
Brady’s Steaks & Seafood with dock – PRA helped brothers Steve and Chad Brady build this popular riverfront restaurant in the spring of 2017. In mid-2020, the Bradys added a dock for diners to boat up to the property. Balcony dining is a favorite for customers, and the area underneath the restaurant, equipped with a bar, is often used by groups and parties to host private events.
The Jury Room – Established three years ago, The Jury Room was built by owners Ramsay Taylor and Parker Pugh, with PRA assistance, as a distinctive bar, unique to Pascagoula, offering more than a hundred bourbons and whiskies, along with craft beers and wine. An apartment in the back is currently under construction.
Millette Building – Last year, a new owner breathed new life into this mostly empty building, with assistance from the PRA. In addition to legal, financial, and contracting tenants, Chevron has located some of its professional staff here.
The Courtyards at City Dock – The PRA and Coldwell Banker Alfonso Realty partnered to create these beautiful riverfront residences, unveiled late fall 2019. With nine townhomes currently finished and a majority of them sold, the development lines the Pascagoula River, providing a beautiful view of the Singing River Bridge and Ingalls Shipbuilding. On February 1, 2021, Elliott Homes will begin constructing additional townhomes for lease.
Scranton’s – Built as the firehouse and city hall in 1925, this building has been the home of Scranton’s Restaurant and Catering for 38 years. PRA funding is assisting owners and Pascagoula natives Richard Chenoweth and Jack Pickett in transforming the bottom floor into a restaurant-bar-market, while the upstairs will house four apartments. Owners cut the ribbon on the first floor in mid-October, and the apartments should be ready for tenants by the end of 2020.
Odd Fellows – Built in 1907, the Odd Fellows building is now home to Off the Hook restaurant, known for its delicious seafood dishes. Owners Ramsay Taylor and Jonathan Roy are using PRA assistance and historic tax credit to build four apartments upstairs, one apartment downstairs in the back, and retail space up front next to the restaurant. They expect construction to begin in December.
City Centre – Another PRA project, the City Centre involves the renovation, restoration, and transformation of the historic Pascagoula-Moss Point Bank Building into mixed-use development with one floor of commercial space, three floors of residential rental units, a penthouse apartment, and a rooftop bar and lounge. Owners Shannon and Cynthia Strunk are working with noted historic downtown developer Chris Chain to see this vision to completion sometime in mid to late 2021. Construction is set to begin in January.
The Courtyard – The PRA is assisting owner Jason Poole with his plans to build an apartment upstairs. The ground level New Orleans style courtyard will be an indoor/outdoor event space. Construction began in late-September.
Bill Jr. Property – Jason Poole and Chad Purdy are also receiving PRA assistance with building three apartments upstairs, and several offices, including Poole’s recruiting and real estate businesses, downstairs. Construction will begin in December.
Pascagoula Executive Suites – Formerly a home health care business, this building is now home to executive suites with a ground floor apartment in the back, thanks, in part, to PRA funding. Developer Kenneth Jones expects completion by the end of October.
Keenum CPA – Jason S. Keenum, CPA, enlisted the help of the PRA to relocate and expand his long-time accounting business. He expects to move into the new office by December.
Coastal Investment Group MS – Pascagoula native Dane Maxwell recently purchased these adjacent properties downtown to turn them into mixed office and retail space, along with a soup and sandwich shop, also with the help of the PRA. He expects the complete overhaul to take about ten months.
Johnson Bros. Jewelry Co. – Established in 1946, this company watched the young Johnson couple journey into their winter years and pass it to another deeply-rooted Pascagoula family spanning three generations, the Willises. Owner Debbie Willis is working with the PRA on her plans to keep an office upstairs and add two apartments with the help of the PRA.
Innovation Center – A key part of the PRA’s overall Pascagoula riverfront mixed-use revitalization initiative, the Innovation Center will be a 15,000 square foot facility providing collaborative office and laboratory space for innovators, including audio/video equipment, state-of-the-art computing and 3D printing equipment, and specialized features for computer simulation and augmented reality.
Plaza West – This two-story building is owned by Pascagoula native Allison Brown Buchanan and her husband Pat. They have mixed-use plans for the building in the heart of downtown.
Borries RV Park – Jason Borries is working with the city planner on specifications for an upscale RV Park, including elevated rental units along the tree line, much like tree house lofts, in this space along the river.
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