New waterfront development for Mobile
A master plan has been created to transform 98-acre waterfront land in Alabama into a biodiverse park called Brookley by the Bay. The project aims to restore the site’s ecosystem while creating a gathering place for the city.
The vision includes a performance pavilion for events, a kayak launch, playgrounds, hiking trails, public beach access and walking loops. The project’s environmental resilience is also a key consideration. Erosion, flooding and drainage were considered when designing the project. Dredged material and driftwood collections will be used to promote shoreline stabilization. The park’s design will include elements that educate the public about the site’s ecosystem, plant and wildlife biodiversity, stormwater management and sea-level rise.
The project is entering the engineering and design phase. The project will cost approximately $25 million and will be funded through grants and city funding.