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City of Mobile to Unveil New Future Land Use and Major Street Plans


April 04, 2017

Mobile, Ala. -- As directed by the Map for Mobile, the City of Mobile is unveiling the new Future Land Use Map and Major Street Plan on Thursday, April 6, at 6 pm in the gymnasium of Government Street Baptist Church, located at 3401 Government Boulevard. The City is also hosting a zoning workshop to gain further feedback from citizens on the zoning framework.

Mayor Stimpson launched the zoning overhaul last year to update the City’s Future Land Use Plan, zoning code, and subdivision regulations, supporting the vision of Map for Mobile. City staff and consultants have been working alongside businesses, neighborhoods and community groups to complete these new drafts.

Updates to the zoning code incorporate form-based zoning principles, allowance for a greater mix of uses, new sign regulations, and updated permitting processes for development projects. The effort seeks to better coordinate the development review process by removing inconsistencies and eliminating outdated policies.

“As the City develops, we want to ensure that Mobile becomes the city its residents want it to be,” said Mayor Stimpson. “I’m encouraging all citizens to attend this important presentation and learn about the new documents that will shape the future of the City of Mobile. Improving Mobile’s zoning code helps keep the City competitive when it comes to attracting new investment and retaining businesses. This next step will foster growth and be a catalyst for economic development."

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About Map for Mobile:
The Map for Mobile was drafted and adopted through a community-driven process which created a long-range, comprehensive plan expressing recommendations for preservation, revitalization and growth. Most importantly, it includes realizable action steps to ensure that recommendations become reality. Continue to support the vision. An overhaul of the City’s zoning codes is underway, based on the guiding principles within the Map for Mobile, Framework for Growth.