- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 19, 2016

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - If you want to live in downtown Gulfport, the city hopes to make it easier.

Builders until now have needed permission from the Planning Commission for homes or apartments downtown. The city council at its meeting Tuesday voted unanimously to do away with that rule.

City officials estimates fewer than a dozen people live downtown south of the railroad tracks, but more living space is on the way.

The Sun Herald reports (https://bit.ly/2e5wlUG) financing is in place, and engineers and architects are drawing up plans for the run-down Markham Building. Virginia attorney Robert Lubin, who arranged financing, has said preliminary plans include 64 luxury apartments, possibly with a restaurant on the first floor.

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