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New bar at The Wharf; more beach condos on the way | AL.com

February 17, 2019
Presales are under way and work is expected to begin in March on Sea Glass condominiums, a 51-unit Gulf-front complex on West Beach Boulevard in Gulf Shores, across from Pier 33, according to local developers. Cunningham Head LLC is the developer and Bob Shallow of REMAX Paradise is marketing the project. More than half of the units have presold at prices starting in the $300s.
Source: New bar at The Wharf; more beach condos on the way | AL.com
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Six story mixed-use development approved for Surf Style building at Public Beach – Mullet Wrapper

January 17, 2019
City officials are excited that a new development planned for the main beachfront could be the beginnings of a walking district with retail and rental units. The current Surf Style directly west of the Hangout will be torn down and replaced with a six-story building.
Source: Six story mixed-use development approved for Surf Style building at Public Beach - Mullet Wrapper
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Another Phoenix rising at the Gulf | AL.com

January 14, 2019
Brett Robinson Real Estate developers paid $12.65 million cash for 5.75 acres with 339 front feet on the Gulf off Perdido Beach Boulevard near Sugar Beach condominiums in Orange Beach, according to Realtors and public records. Brett Robinson plans to build the gulf-front Phoenix Gulf Towers which will feature two, 26-story towers with a total of 192 condo units, and a seven-story parking garage, according to city planning records. Tucker Shaver of Re/Max Paradise represented the sellers. Patrick Nelson of Brett Robinson worked for the buyers.
Source: Another Phoenix rising at the Gulf | AL.com
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Gulf Place re-do in Gulf Shores enters final phase

December 20, 2018
GULF SHORES, Ala. (WKRG) -- Crews in Gulf Shores are hard at work along the beachfront completing the final phase of a multi-million dollar facelift of Gulf Place. If you've driven the beach road in Gulf Shores, you've no doubt seen all the work going on and when it's finished, there will be another way to enjoy the Gulf of Mexico. The final phase of the Gulf Place facelift will give beach-goers access to the Gulf as they have never had before.
Source: Gulf Place re-do in Gulf Shores enters final phase
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Developer seeks height variance for boutique hotel in downtown Fairhope – Lagniappe Mobile

December 18, 2018
An applicant is asking the Fairhope Board of Adjustments and Appeals for a height and use variance to construct a 10,500 square-foot, eight-room, four-story boutique hotel in the heart of downtown, but planning officials are recommending its denial. The board will meet tonight at 5 p.m. in City Council chambers.
Source: Developer seeks height variance for boutique hotel in downtown Fairhope - Lagniappe Mobile
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Group formed to address South Baldwin growth – Lagniappe Mobile

December 12, 2018
In the past, if Miriam Boutwell was presented with a problem in her role as Foley’s community development director, she and her staff had to find a way to solve it. But with a new organization she helped establish, Plan Lower AL Now (PLAN), there might be another person within the group who has already faced and fixed the same problem.
Source: Group formed to address South Baldwin growth - Lagniappe Mobile
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Project near Live Bait could raise noise concerns

December 07, 2018
December 6, 2018 – Orange Beach, AL (OBA®) – For 25 years Live Bait restaurant has been serving up food and entertainment on the west end of beach road in Orange Beach. Terry Humphreys of Live Bait is worried that a new Summer Salt development of 112 homes and cottages to the northwest of the restaurant will put a damper on live music and dance music from The Club At Live Bait. There are two buildings on the site, a restaurant fronting beach road and a dance club behind it. Most of the restaurant’s parking is also behind the dance club.
Source: Project near Live Bait could raise noise concerns
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New pier on horizon for Little Lagoon Pass Park | AL.com

November 26, 2018
A new pier is on the horizon for Little Lagoon Pass Park off West Beach Boulevard in Gulf Shores. Asphalt Services Inc. was the low bidder for the project which will include a wooden pier on the north side of Little Lagoon Pass and a 10-foot wide multi-use path to connect the pier to the existing parking area. Another phase of the project will feature a pedestrian pathway to the east of the pier that will allow residents of a cottage subdivision under construction access to the pier. The cottage developers will contribute $30,000 for the sidewalks. The pier project is expected not to exceed $150,000.
Source: New pier on horizon for Little Lagoon Pass Park | AL.com
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New Fairhope condos built to withstand any hurricane

November 17, 2018
FAIRHOPE, Ala. (WKRG) -- Developer Welsey Overton has a strong connection to the property at 101 S Mobile St. in Fairhope. "My family owned this place for years and years and years," he said. What he's talking about is the original Colonial Inn, which stood along the Mobile Bay until a fire wiped it out in 1992. Overton's family owned the inn.
Source: New Fairhope condos built to withstand any hurricane

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