WEEKLY ROUNDUP: Build It and They Will Come

Sachin Ghatwal

  • Mobile Breaks Ground on New Affordable Senior Housing 

mobile breaks ground on new affordable senior housing

Mobile is celebrating the start of Live Oak Trace, a new affordable housing project for seniors. 

The $20 million development will offer 56 furnished two-bedroom apartments on Overlook Road, ready for residents by next spring.

  • Mobile International Airport Construction Goes Vertical 

Mobile’s main airport construction hits a key milestone as the first beam is raised downtown, signaling the vertical start of a transformative project set to open in November 2025. 

  • Mobile Board Approves Relocation of Historic House to Prevent Decay 

Mobile’s Architectural Review Board has greenlit moving a historic, deteriorating shotgun house to North Dearborn Street to save it. 

This decision to prevent its “Demolition By Neglect” has stirred discussions on historic preservation versus redevelopment needs.

  • Inaugural Gulf Coast BBQ Championship Sizzles for a Cause 

Battleship Memorial Park hosted the first Gulf Coast BBQ Championship, where teams cooked up favorites like pulled pork and grilled chicken. 

The event also features free skin cancer screenings, blending fun, food, and community support. 

  • Local Crews Trim and Remove Damaged Oaks for Safety and Preservation 

Mobile’s cleanup crew trimmed and removed damaged live oaks on SpringHill Avenue to enhance safety and preserve the city’s tree canopy. 

  • City Extends Free Pet Adoption Week to Relieve Shelter Crowding 

city extends free pet adoption week to relieve shelter crowding

Mobile’s Animal Services has extended their free adoption week, offering waived fees, a free bag of food, and a $100 gift card for new pet supplies. 

The initiative aims to ease shelter overcrowding and has already seen success, including finding a home for Vivianne, the shelter’s longest resident. 

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