As the City of Mobile’s coastal peninsula – surrounded on three sides by water; Mobile Bay to the east and Dog River to the west and south – how the quiet, wetland filled community of more than 11,000 people develops in the ensuing years is important.
In order to achieve economic redevelopment while preserving the quality of life for those who choose to live in the unique urban area, the Peninsula of Mobile Corridor Master Plan has been developed. With the ultimate goal of defining the peninsula portion of Dauphin Island Parkway as a passive recreation destination location offering a growing network of green and blue way trails, multiple water access points and quiet bird, boat or turtle watching, the Corridor Master Plan promotes Low Impact Redevelopment. It identifies seven (7) Development Centers along the five (5) mile stretch of State 163 to be redeveloped and offers strategies for implementation of the plan.
Grant applications are going out soon to fund the Phase I construction of this free-standing, self-contained facility to call attention to the many water-based recreational opportunities available in Mobile’s coastal community, The property, located at 1750 DIP (next to Waffle House) is owned by the City of Mobile and is being leased to the Peninsula of Mobile organization for use as the Visitor Information Center. In the coming years, development of the Peninsula will not only make it a better and more desirable place to live and work, but should provide areas of interest to outdoor enthusiasts and other visitors. The visitor information center will provide maps and information in a free-standing, unmanned facility.