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Old Posted Jan 22, 2017, 6:13 PM
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Old Posted Aug 9, 2017, 4:09 AM
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Haven't stopped by this forum in a while, and surprised to see this hasn't been posted yet.

Updates on few exciting residential projects




The 250-unit, $45 million Meridian at the Port finally breaks ground:

http://www.al.com/news/mobile/index....y_at_hand.html






The 84-unit, mixed-use $30 million renovation of the Merchants Bank Building unveiled:

http://http://realestate.al.com/real...ark_to_un.html




And announced today, the 70-unit, $7 million renovation of Seamen's Club/ Old City Hall North.

http://www.fox10tv.com/story/3609178...tment-building


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Thanks for the updates with visuals Alxx. It's really exciting to see that momentum in downtown Mobile continues.
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Another major project the seems to maybe be getting overlooked.

The new $89 million Federal Courthouse Building on St. Joseph Street.

I forgot this thing went through a redesign. I remember at one point this, was going to be a much shorter, longer structure that was going to take up multiple blocks and break up the street grid. Now that they changed it to a taller structure, does anybody know if that's still the case with the street grid?



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Old Posted Aug 12, 2017, 10:50 PM
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Another major project the seems to maybe be getting overlooked.

The new $89 million Federal Courthouse Building on St. Joseph Street.

I forgot this thing went through a redesign. I remember at one point this, was going to be a much shorter, longer structure that was going to take up multiple blocks and break up the street grid. Now that they changed it to a taller structure, does anybody know if that's still the case with the street grid?
Here is some information on the courthouse project from this past June:
https://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/162574

Based on the information from that page, the new building only takes up an entire city block (not multiple blocks like in the old rendering). The project also includes renovating the existing courthouse afterwards.

More details here:
https://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/125030
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Big order of A320s from an US airline, I saw in the business news today!
This means more and more work to you guys.
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Old Posted Nov 15, 2017, 11:14 PM
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Big order of A320s from an US airline, I saw in the business news today!
This means more and more work to you guys.
Looking forward to Bombardier coming to Mobile, too!
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Boeing is being an asshole company.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...s-plant-in-u-s

We recently failed at an Alstom Transport - Bombardier merger in the rail industry over here.
Siemens eventually ate Alstom, which somewhat disturbed some of us since the Canadians can speak the same stuff as ours, while the Germans can't (yet).
But Germany's a huge strategic partner to us. It is outright priceless.

There's another opportunity to make Bombardier larger here, it seems.
Lol, their name is kinda cool.
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Boeing is being an asshole company.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...s-plant-in-u-s

We recently failed at an Alstom Transport - Bombardier merger in the rail industry over here.
Siemens eventually ate Alstom, which somewhat disturbed some of us since the Canadians can speak the same stuff as ours, while the Germans can't (yet).
But Germany's a huge strategic partner to us. It is outright priceless.

There's another opportunity to make Bombardier larger here, it seems.
Lol, their name is kinda cool.
Well, Alabama will welcome Bombardier will open arms.

It's always a treasured moment to find out that foreign investors see the quality and value in our workforce.

It's always nice to take a moment afterwards and look at other potential foreign investments and say "You bet your ass we can!"
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Greetings. I have been reading this forum as a guest for many years. Did everyone abandon their posts (pun intended) or is Mobile just in another development doldrums? Newsworthy: Serda Brewing Company on Government Street is open, and the building renovation is impressive. I do not know when Haint Blue Brewery and Iron Hand Brewery are scheduled to open, but I am confident our market can more than support all three. However, the long-overdue reappearance (RIP Port City and Hurricane Breweries) of microbreweries in Mobile many years after such businesses have thrived in MUCH smaller towns throughout AL begs a multiple-choice question. Has local bureaucratic red tape (Or, alternately, choose one: "Old Money" crony corruption? Generalized NIMBY resistance to change? Civic devotion to characterless suburban sprawl growth?) been holding Mobile back from its infinite potential? All three of these projects embody the *adaptive reuse of (albeit marginally) historic buildings*, which in my opinion is *Mobile's optimal growth strategy* (Step 1. Step 2 I'll save for my next post.) until our remaining historic architectural stock is no longer endangered by neglect. In sum, Mobile (teetotaler or drinker alike) should embrace and expedite such projects, not delay them at every turn! If only some careless fool in the 90's hadn't burnt down the German Relief Hall (Loved the cupola! Please Google-image search or someone please teach me how to post and credit photos.), I can only imagine what an amazing brewery scene we would already have!
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Greetings. I have been reading this forum as a guest for many years. Did everyone abandon their posts (pun intended) or is Mobile just in another development doldrums? Newsworthy: Serda Brewing Company on Government Street is open, and the building renovation is impressive. I do not know when Haint Blue Brewery and Iron Hand Brewery are scheduled to open, but I am confident our market can more than support all three. However, the long-overdue reappearance (RIP Port City and Hurricane Breweries) of microbreweries in Mobile many years after such businesses have thrived in MUCH smaller towns throughout AL begs a multiple-choice question. Has local bureaucratic red tape (Or, alternately, choose one: "Old Money" crony corruption? Generalized NIMBY resistance to change? Civic devotion to characterless suburban sprawl growth?) been holding Mobile back from its infinite potential? All three of these projects embody the *adaptive reuse of (albeit marginally) historic buildings*, which in my opinion is *Mobile's optimal growth strategy* (Step 1. Step 2 I'll save for my next post.) until our remaining historic architectural stock is no longer endangered by neglect. In sum, Mobile (teetotaler or drinker alike) should embrace and expedite such projects, not delay them at every turn! If only some careless fool in the 90's hadn't burnt down the German Relief Hall (Loved the cupola! Please Google-image search or someone please teach me how to post and credit photos.), I can only imagine what an amazing brewery scene we would already have!
Welcome SouthCoast! Great to have another "Coaster" from Alabama! I've always thought that Mobile has been underrepresented on this forum. I love the city and I look forward to your participation in regular updates similar to how Birmingham, Huntsville, and Tuscaloosa have been represented!
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Thanks Tascalisa. You are kind to welcome me. I have been reluctant to post because I don't really feel as if I'm "in the loop" when it comes to forthcoming development. However, I am pleased to report that in this week's (Feb 28-March 6) "Lagniappe" (p. 20)there is news of a 4th brewery coming in fall of 2018: Old Majestic Brewery on Saint Louis Street! Our microbrew scene is rapidly transforming from nonexistent to awesome!
Also in the same issue there's an article on p. 22 that states discount carrier ViaAir will begin flying into Mobile (to/from Orlando), and that passenger service may soon be offered at Brookley Field! Well worth reading!!
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Mobile Council votes against funding for USA stadium


By Lawrence Specker lspecker@al.com


The city of Mobile will not provide $10 million in funding for an on-campus University of South Alabama stadium, following a City Council vote on Tuesday that ended more than a month and half of intense discussion.

Four council members voted against a Letter of Intent laying out a deal between the city and the university, and three voted for it. It was a decisive defeat, given that five votes would have been needed to approve it. Mayor Sandy Stimpson, who'd introduced the funding proposal in late June, described the decision as a failure on multiple fronts, one that is likely to haunt the city in years to come.

"It sends a message to the NFL that the City does not support the Senior Bowl," the mayor said in a statement released as the council vote was taken. "It leaves Ladd Stadium with zero funding to create a facility that meets the needs of the neighborhood and the four high school football teams that play there. It leaves the City with no plan to solve the $33 million maintenance issue."

Councilman C.J. Small, one of the "no" votes, delivered an equally pointed message to the mayor, one which played on an oft-stated Stimpson theme.

"It's critical for the city of Mobile to address its own pressing issues and projects for all citizens," said Small. "I had a couple of citizens come to me [who] stated, 'If the mayor would work on blight and crime as he does for the USA stadium, we would have the most safest, friendly-business city by 2020, but yet it looks like we're having the most deadly city by the year 2020.' Therefore my decision today will be nay."


USA already has begun site preparation work for the stadium, but USA President Tony Waldrop had previously told the council that city funding was essential to move forward with the project as planned and have it ready for the 2020 season.

A couple of hours after the vote, USA President Tony Waldrop and Athletics Director Joel Erdmann released a statement saying they were "disappointed by this setback," but also inspired by those who had shown support. They were appreciative of Stimpson's effort, they said, and thanked the council members who voted in favor of the proposal.

"USA's leadership is exploring all possible avenues of funding for the stadium, and we anticipate that we will continue to generate interest in the stadium among individuals and private organizations," said the statement from Waldrop and Erdmann. "The University is continuing with site preparation for the stadium, so that we will be ready to move forward with construction when we are able to identify the needed sources of funding support. We are committed to building an on-campus stadium for the Jaguars, and we will continue to keep the University community informed when we have additional news to share."

USA expects the on-campus stadium to cost between $70 million and $80 million. It had asked the city to commit to giving it $10 million over the next 20 years, to help with payments on the construction debt. The deal also provided that when the new stadium became operational and USA moved its games out of city-owned Ladd-Peebles Stadium, it would give the city $2.5 million to help repurpose Ladd. (USA also approached the Mobile County Commission, which opted to wait and see what the city did before considering a contribution of its own.)


Stimpson had pitched it as a money-saving proposition: For $10 million, the city would get access to a brand-new stadium surrounded by college-campus amenities, and over the same 20-year period it would escape $33 million in maintenance expenses for Ladd.


What's yalls thoughts on the "No" vote?

As much as I think that hosting bowl games out on a college campus in West Mobile is a terrible idea, I think the City had no choice but to vote "Yes". In an ideal world, I think the City/County should have been making plans for years now at all of their large facilities and found a dedicated revenue source for Ladd. Maybe have a developer tear down the Civic Center, build a new minor league ballpark as an anchor for new residential and retail, have the developer pay a yearly land lease there, and have that fund Ladd? Also, sell or lease the Hank Aaron land to a developer and use those funds for Ladd as well?
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