As the community grows, whether from Airbus’s success or the moving of Mobile’s commercial airport to Brookley , it is critical that we look closely at all development planned for and around our corridor. Smart growth in the years ahead is needed. Growth that fully institutes low impact development practices
Do we want acres of asphalt and concrete and the resulting heat and stormwater runoff into our streams, creeks, river and bay and the increased flooding it brings? Or, do we want to retain the quality of life we know and love among the gentle breezes, changing tides, marshes and wildlife?
The zoning and planning laws for the City of Mobile are in the process of being updated through the new Map for Mobile Comprehensive Plan. Public Comment is open until April 8, 2019. The Peninsula of Mobile has submitted many.
If passed as proposed, a Peninsula Overlay District will be established that recognizes the community for the unique place it is inside the city limits – the coast. Note however, zoning regulations in effect today date back to the 1960’s.