• Work with Marketing Committee to develop a Peninsula-wide marketing strategy;
  • Help guide incoming businesses to develop in LID fashion following our Master Plan;
  • Work with corridor banks to begin a low interest loan facade renovation program. Work with Small Businesses Development Center to vet small business lending opportunities;
  • Join collectively to support local events;
  • Begin small business education series to increase business
  • The Peninsula of Mobile is the sponsor or a partner in the following events:
    • Dog River Scenic Blueway – Partner
    • Crepe Myrtle Trail Bike Ride – Sponsor/Partner
    • 5k on the Runway – Partner
    • Alabama Coastal Cleanup – Sponsor/Partner
    • Ghost Chase – Partner
    • Community Yard Sale – Sponsor

 

  • Crepe Myrtle Trail:
    • Inclusion in the Mobile Greenway Initiative ­- A public-private, multi-organizational effort to connect the many independent bike trails throughout Mobile into one.
    • Annual Bike Ride (Sponsor: the Natural Resources Committee of Mobile United.)
  • Perch Creek Nature Trail & Preserve:
    • Our project submittal for RESTORE funding (#189).
    • Perch Creek Blueway Trail and Park: A NFWF project of the City of Mobile (#235). Ties into our project. We are partners.
    • Expansion of Helen Wood Park and Preserve: A project submittal for NFWF funding (#234) by COM. We must follow and stay included.
  • Master Plan
    • Learn about Low Impact Development building strategies
    • Bay Furniture pilot project: Continue to coordinate affordable, low impact design strategies at this site
  • Sidewalks
    • We, in partnership with the City of Mobile, were the recipients of the 2015 South Alabama Regional Planning Commission Transportation Alternative Program Grant that will connect one mile of sidewalk (Levene Road south to Cedar Park Drive) making all ADA compliant.  Construction is expected to begin sometime Spring 2017.
    • We also have applied for another TAP sidewalk grant and will know in March if we are selected. The Phase 2 project, if approved, will connect sidewalks from our northern Gateway at I-10 south, on the west side, to Old Military Road.

  • Surveys
  • Regular planned postings to social media
  • E-Newsletter
  • Targeted Emails
  • Utilize Nextdoor
  • Co-host workshops with partners as necessary for the mission. Examples include Auburn University; City of Mobile, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA); National Parks Service (NPS); Mobile Bay National Estuary Program (MBNEP); the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); Department of Transportation (DOT) and Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
  • Tours of area
  • Committee members training:  City of Mobile’s Blight Initiative; Low Impact Development (LID); Conservation Easements and Land Trusts; Retro fit / In-fill development practices; overlay districts i.e. Enterprise Zones
  • This strong group is also learning about real estate values and how Low Impact Development and passive recreation amenities positively impact struggling communities.

Learn more about The Peninsula of Mobile.