When HGTV's popular reality show "House Hunters" airs Monday night, one Midtown Mobile couple will have the surreal experience of watching themselves on one of their favorite shows.Read More
Jarvis Ossa and Matt Golden have had a big idea for a few years now, but it’s needed a home.
A very specific home, in fact.
So when the pair — general manager and owner, respectively, of LoDa Bier Garten — learned that local bicycle shop Spoke & Trail wouldn’t be renewing its lease on the former Nixon Drug Store building on Old Shell Road, they decided right away that the time was right to introduce their big idea to Midtown, and the Old Shell Growler Station was born.Read More
After being vacant for the past 13 years, the building at the corner of Old Shell Road and Bayshore Avenue, directly across from UMS-Wright Preparatory School, will be renovated.Read More
A new grassroots organization is putting together a comprehensive plan for Midtown and encouraging residents’ input. Ashley Dukes, a co-founder of the Midtown Mobile Movement, said the group wants to improve walkability and quality of life in the neighborhoods between Broad Street and Interstate 65 by adding sidewalks, lighting, shops and other amenities defined in a developing long-range plan.
The group intends to develop a comprehensive plan for Midtown, similar to the recently approved Map for Mobile, only more detailed. The plan would include ordinances for historic districts that would tell developers what Midtown residents wanted in their backyards.Read More
A planning map for the entire city of Mobile, a first for South Alabama's largest city in years, will go before the Mobile City Council Tuesday for consideration.
It was approved by the city's Planning Commission Thursday following a round of mostly positive comments from people who were involved in the nine-month creation process.
Plan proponents who spoke before the commission emphasized the inclusion of walkability into the plan. Stimpson has pushed for making certain areas of the city more walkable, highlighted by proposed changes for Water Street.
"Without a plan that focuses on walkability, we are leaving the future of our city to chance not only on aesthetics but economic viability," said Ashley Dukes with the Midtown Mobile Movement group.Read More
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and it maybe the best way to improve Mobile’s neighborhoods and quality of life. A grass roots group wants to make improvements to Old Shell Road, east of Interstate-65, much like the changes made west of the freeway in the Village of Springhill.Read More