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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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Old Posted Aug 9, 2017, 12:40 PM
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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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Old Posted Aug 12, 2017, 2:27 AM
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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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Old Posted Nov 15, 2017, 9:00 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.
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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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Old Posted Nov 16, 2017, 3:43 AM
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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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Old Posted Nov 16, 2017, 3:52 AM
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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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Old Posted Mar 3, 2018, 11:58 PM
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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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