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Help shape the future Africatown Welcome Center

May 26th, 2023

Posted in: Communication & External AffairsPress Release

To continue gathering public input on the design of the future Africatown Welcome Center, the City of Mobile and its design partners have launched an online survey and feedback form for residents in the Africatown community and other Mobilians. 

Through June 9, this online survey will allow residents unable to attend previous community meetings to weigh in on how this important community space will look and feel once it’s completed. The City of Mobile’s design team, which is led by Mott MacDonald, has created three design concepts based on initial feedback from the community collected during a public meeting on April 6, 2023. 

These early concepts, which are called “Monument,” “Town,” and “Connection,” are very preliminary. They feature different potential layouts and aesthetic ideas but the same core components: restrooms, meeting spaces and areas for informational displays, exhibits and public performances. 

You can provide feedback on these initial design concepts through the survey at: There will be other community meetings as well. 

Using feedback from the public, these three early design alternatives will be combined into one concept that will guide the Africatown Welcome Center's general shape, form, color, and appearance as Mott MacDonald and its team fully design it. The full design is scheduled to be completed in October. If you have questions about the project, email 

You can also sign up for text notifications by texting MOBILEAFRICATOWNWC to 91896. 

Connection Concept: 

Town Concept: 
Monument Concept: