JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Supreme Court has ruled against the city of Ocean Springs in its dispute with a mental health clinic that wanted to locate in the coastal city.
Jackson County Circuit Judge Robert Krebs ruled last December that the city erred in denying a use permit to the Psycamore mental health clinic. The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld Krebs’ ruling.
In 2011, the board of aldermen voted 5-1 to deny Psycamore a certificate of occupancy and a use permit. The clinic claimed the area it wanted to operate in was zoned to allow medical clinics but the city contended it was a largely residential area.
The Supreme Court dismissed the city’s arguments. It says documents show the city had approval a similar facility as Psycamore’s in a similarly zoned area.