City of Mobile releases capital improvement plan
Alabama – The city of Mobile released a five-year plan for capital improvement projects through 2027. More than $200 million in planned projects will improve transportation, parks and greenways, environmental protections and facilities across the city.
The Copeland Cox Tennis Center Expansion will cost an estimated $15-20 million to construct 12 indoor and 26 outdoor tennis courts and accessory buildings. The tennis center will guarantee United States Tennis Association events for the next five years and generate approximately $20 million annually.
A newly combined Public Safety Headquarters will replace the existing Mobile Police Headquarters and the Mobile Fire and Rescue Administrative offices. The facility will cost approximately $50-70 million. The headquarters will house the police department, police rolling assets storage, fire department administration, an emergency operations center and a fire station.
An animal services facility will cost approximately $15 million to design and build a combined shelter, hospital, retail center and animal control operations hub. The facility will offer foster services and neuter support.
An $11 million parking deck at the civic center will have room for 1,000 vehicles. The deck will support developments on the civic center site.
Revitalization of the downtown waterfront area will cost approximately $8 million. The city plans to make critical repairs for the safety and longevity of the area. Pedestrian access will be improved throughout the site, and there will be development of waterfront restaurants and bars.