Petal partners with SMPDD for restoration of vacant buildings and blighted properties

By HASKEL BURNS,

Members of the Petal Board of Aldermen took the opportunity during last week’s board meeting to hear more about a revitalization program offered by the Southern Mississippi Planning and Development District aimed at the restoration of vacant buildings and blighted properties around the city.





City exploring options for former Carlstedt’s building

By HASKEL BURNS,

The former Carlstedt’s Wholesale Florist building on Bouie Street may not be down for the count just yet.

Rather than demolish the building, which was heavily damaged in the February 2013 E4 tornado that hit Hattiesburg and Petal, city officials are exploring other options for the facility for possible future use.


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