The Downtown Biloxi Planning project utilizes strong community partnerships to develop a vision for creating a vibrant downtown district.  The Gulf Coast Community Design Studio and community partners’ pragmatic approach addresses needs that are critical to making a downtown district viable for successful business growth and livability.  The planning and design efforts respond to the various land uses, building types and scales that exist within the approximately 20 blocks of downtown Biloxi. The plan establishes a streets network that is more easily navigable for vehicles and pedestrians, but also has the capacity to support growth opportunities for private development.  The plan addresses issues of parking, lighting, ADA accessibility, and site furnishings, and identifies key areas for redevelopment.