City of Gulfport

Gulfport, the second largest city in Mississippi, was one of the communities hit hardest by Hurricane Katrina. Most of the municipal facilities were either damaged beyond economical repair or required significant repairs to restore them. Broaddus & Associates was selected to provide full Program Management Services, coordination of MEMA and FEMA approval processes and funding, as well as grants and insurance.


The Broaddus & Associates team oversaw the restoration and rebuilding of 33 of the municipal facilities, including a new Police Headquarters and Municipal Courts Complex; nine fire stations, a City Hall, two annex facilities, seven community centers, two public works facilities and a new administration building.


The team's experience and commitment brought significant value to the city, as was evident in the following projects:

  • Carnegie Library Historic Restoration - Our experienced team contributed to the project by reducing post-bid discoveries that can cause change orders costly to historical projects. Additionally, the team's experience with the FEMA successfully increased the funding from $181,000 to over $633,000.
  • Charles Walker Community Center - Through their knowledge and experience, the project team was able to acquire an additional $2.85M in funding from FEMA Public Assistance, FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) under Section 404.
  • Grass Lawn – In collaboration and with the approval of the Mississippi Department of Antiquities and History, the team managed the complete restoration of one of the city's historical museums, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • City Hall – The reconstruction of this classical revival structure was not only necessary, but important and symbolic to the citizens of Gulfport. Broaddus & Associates and the project architect worked closely with Mississippi Department of Archives & History, who supplied a $300,000 grant to ensure the historic renovations were successfully carried out.