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Harbor Landing in Ocean Springs eventually to be razed

There are 61 comments on the The Mississippi Press story from Dec 10, 2010, titled Harbor Landing in Ocean Springs eventually to be razed. In it, The Mississippi Press reports that:

The buildings on the Harbor Landing property in Ocean Springs will eventually be removed, said William Walker, executive director the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources.

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Eagle, ID

#21 Dec 22, 2010
Mylittlepony wrote:
You mean they don't pay rent to the DMR? How's that for a scam? Where's the FBI when you need them?
call them.....I'm so mad I can't.

Joplin, MO

#22 Dec 22, 2010
Mylittlepony wrote:
You mean they don't pay rent to the DMR? How's that for a scam? Where's the FBI when you need them?
My friends, the Walkers can keep them away.

Hattiesburg, MS

#23 May 21, 2012
When are the buildings coming down
watchful eye

Washington, DC

#24 May 22, 2012
^an article last week stated that the DMR was allowing the Harris' ample time for a feasibility study of disassembling the boat storage and moving it to a new location (at no additional cost to the DMR)(or DMR cost to demolish if left in place).<<<if anything it would seem the Harris' would atleast have to reimburse DMR for the salvage value of all that metal. I believe the article stated the storage shed would be empty by the end of the month. DMR stated the Lot of the boat shed would be converted to green space and at this time they do not have a plan of use or intention of demolition for the Restaurant.
Amy D

Boise, ID

#25 May 28, 2012
I "heard" that DMR was considering selling it?!?! Please tell me that it's a small town gossip-fueled rumor!
Boat Owner

Eagle, ID

#26 May 28, 2012
Land Swap is the latest twist.

Hattiesburg, MS

#27 Jun 11, 2012
Watchful eye

Washington, DC

#28 Jun 12, 2012
its almost empty. just a few boats left.
OS Observer

Madison, MS

#29 Jun 13, 2012
I don't understand why the DMR doesn't use the building as a Patrol post. It is high enough for observations and its already there. Just my opinion
Salty Dog

Hattiesburg, MS

#30 Jul 3, 2012
Looks like the building is empty, when is it coming down?
OS resident

Ocean Springs, MS

#31 Jul 13, 2012
Where will the Harris guys work now?
Harbor Watcher

Ocean Springs, MS

#32 Aug 1, 2012
Here is the latest I heard

The Harris' through their great friend Mr Walker, will mitigate some wetland property in Biloxi and get to KEEP the money AND the dry dock.

I really hope this is just another small town gossip fueled rumor.

Long Beach, MS

#33 Aug 1, 2012
The facts are that a trade is being negotiated for a property on back bay in Biloxi. The owner of that property will re-open the boat storage business and restaurant. He and partners were going to build the same on the Biloxi property. This is also being looked at by a certain federal agency to see if all has been proper.Seems strange how all this has been "legal"
Harbor Rat

Boise, ID

#34 Aug 2, 2012
The boat shed will open back up once the federal agency signs off. I guess the neighbors that fought it will start a new fight.
silent majority

Birmingham, AL

#35 Aug 8, 2012
Salty Dog

Hattiesburg, MS

#36 Aug 13, 2012
Quote from the original artiicle:

The property's purchase with federal money from the Coastal Impact Assistance Program was announced this week.

"A condition of using CIAP money is that you remove whatever structures are on the property and return the area to some sort of green space or something people can use," Walker said.
Harbor Watcher

Ocean Springs, MS

#37 Aug 14, 2012
SD you obviously haven't been around OS long if you think Walker and Harris will somehow get around that law. I'll believe it's coming down, when I see it coming down.

Long Beach, MS

#38 Aug 14, 2012
Never coming down. They have been trying to sell it since they paid Harris for it.The numbers did not work.Now they have a way of trading for other property that has not sold but has been on the market for 4-5 years. What a way to help a out a failing business cause the owner wants to get out and we the taxpayers paid a premium for something that will now reopen.Ha Ha Ha the joke is on us.
OS resident

Ocean Springs, MS

#39 Aug 15, 2012
The business was NEVER failing!!!That is what is so bad about the whole deal, that shed was full of boats! Now the restaurant, that may have been failing, but why the hell did fedral money pay it off? That thing was built to flood specs so never in danger of flooding out.

I'll tell you why...Walker and HArris are big buddies from way back.
silent majority
#40 Aug 17, 2012
is the land swap with Steven Carter?

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