WEEKLY ROUNDUP: Community Upgrades

Sachin Ghatwal

  • Mobile Unveils Plans for New Civic Center

Mobile is set to build a new $300 million civic center, announced by Mayor Stimpson. 

This state-of-the-art facility will host concerts, sports, and Mardi Gras balls, aiming to attract top acts and revitalize the local entertainment scene. 

  • Bienville Square Restoration Update

bienville square restoration update

The 100-year-old Ketchum Fountain in Bienville Square is running again after a much-needed refresh. 

The park has been closed for upgrades since August 2023, and there’s no word yet on when it’ll reopen. 

  • Mobile to Host Public Safety Town Hall Meeting 

The local Public Safety Office invites everyone to a “Listening Session” Town Hall on March 20th at Zion Church. 

It’s a chance to discuss ways to enhance police-community relations, featuring insights from former US Attorney Kenyen Brown. 

  • Kayaking Dreams Near Reality on Chickasaw Creek 

kayaking dreams near reality on chickasaw creek

A project backed by a community group and an EPA grant could soon make kayaking on Chickasaw Creek possible. 

Plans include a public access spot and an amphitheater, improving the area’s environment and recreation. 

  • Mobile Introduces MoGo Rideshare for Affordable Work Commutes 

Mobile launches MoGo Rideshare, an app-based service making transport cheap for job seekers. 

It links riders for shared trips at $1.25, aiming to boost access to jobs and training. 

  • Iconic Dumbwaiter Restaurant Plans Expansion 

Mobile’s beloved Dumbwaiter Restaurant is expanding. They want to bring their Southern cuisine to more places and are offering franchising opportunities. 

  • Alligator Surprise at Municipal Park 

A gator gave walkers a surprise sunbath near a trail in Municipal Park. Keep a safe distance, and remember, no feeding the wildlife! 

  • Mobile Bay’s Shark Population on the Rise

Mobile Bay sees more bull sharks as warmer waters draw them in. 

A study shows a fivefold increase in less than two decades, marking Alabama’s coast as a new shark gathering spot. 

  • Downtown Mobile Seeks Public Input 

Want to help shape Downtown Mobile’s future? 

The Downtown Mobile Alliance invites everyone to take a quick survey on improving the area, from safety to cleanliness. 

Answer the survey here

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