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               What’s Next for the ‘New Old City’?
story by Gabbie Bowden
F photos courtesy of August Taconi Photography and Machado Patano, PLLC
ormally incorporated in 1988, D’Iberville is one of the for economic development and growth include transportation, Coast’s youngest cities – and it’s grown up fast. Over the waterfront development, housing, retail, and entertainment." past decade alone, D’Iberville has grown forty percent; Finalizing construction of phased transportation projects is a
on the Coast, it sits second only to Bay St. Louis in terms of sheer top priority. Phase two of Popp’s Ferry roadway construction will
population growth.
City project coordinator Leslie Robertson says, “Economic
development is exciting every day in D’Iberville! We’ve stayed busy to say the least. With fresh perspectives from D’Iberville’s elected officials and city leaders, our city continues to thrive. Plans
begin soon, completing two thirds of the roadway improvement plan for the South Quadrants of the Interstate Commercial Zone. In addition, the Mayor and City Council have programed projects for sidewalk construction, intersection – realignments, shared use pathways, and new crosswalks.
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