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               What’s Next for the ‘New Old City’?
F story by Kelsey Sunderman-Foster photos courtesy of the City of D’Iberville
ormally incorporated in 1988, D’Iberville is one of the One of the most exciting new developments the city is Coast’s youngest cities – and it’s grown up fast. Over the anticipating is Sports Illustrated Resorts, an over $400 million past decade alone, D’Iberville has grown 40 percent; on resort that’s in the works for D’Iberville. The resort is slated to
the Coast, it sits second only to Bay St. Louis in terms of sheer be located on nearly 80 acres right off the I-10/I10 interchange.
population growth.
In November of 2021, the Governor announced that
D’Iberville was awarded $6.6 million in Restore Act funds to build a mixed-use working waterfront development. This project will be the catalyst for future development along the waterfront and the old downtown area of D’Iberville. In February of 2022, the city completed an overlay study of the area that will be
used as a tool for developers and city leadership to make these projects a reality.
Plans are now in the works to transform the empty land into a resort centered around an 11-acre pool.
The Sports Illustrated brand is branching out to provide family entertainment and expand its portfolio. “What we’ve done is taken this iconic brand and are creating an experiential lifestyle resort aiming to provide people with immersive interactive experience as part of their vacation and resort stay,” said Chris Schroeder, Sports Illustrated Resorts CEO, who hopes to break ground on the project in the beginning of 2023, with completion
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