Pascagoula Redevelopment Authority

Purpose

The Pascagoula Redevelopment Authority (PRA) is an urban renewal agency established by the City of Pascagoula pursuant to and acting under the authority of Section 43-35-1 et seq. of the Mississippi Code. 

It is composed of a 5 member board appointed by the Pascagoula City Council serving staggered five year terms. The board serves to promote and encourage revitalization in the Urban Renewal Area by offering incentives for investors to develop downtown properties. 

Anchor Square, the Courtyards at City Dock, Brady's, and the Jury Room are prime examples of the PRA's progress in Pascagoula. The PRA's multi-phased approach to revitalization began with funding from a portion of Mississippi's BP settlement money, appropriated by the state legislature. The revitalization efforts have turned more than $2 million in public funding into almost $20 million in private investment.

Pascagoula Redevelopment Authority Logo

Members

  • Alice Walker, Board Chair
  • Alan Sudduth
  • Hal Moore 
  • Henry Fox
  • James Estabrook   
  • Donovan Scruggs, City Representative

Opening on the PRA Board

The Pascagoula City Council is now accepting resumes from Pascagoula residents interested in serving on the Pascagoula Redevelopment Authority. Resumes can be submitted to the City Clerk's office at 603 Watts Avenue, Pascagoula, MS, 39567. Resumes will be accepted through September 24, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Developers, site selection professionals and others interested in more information should contact Donovan Scruggs at 228-938-6844 or dscruggs@cityofpascagoula.com.