5 exciting developments in Mobile, including The Lofts at Midtown

The Lofts At Midtown Rendering
Rendering of The Lofts at Midtown, coming August 2021! Photo via The Lofts at Midtown.

Several exciting developments are underway in Alabama’s Port City, including the upcoming Lofts at Midtown and so much more. Keep reading for all the details!

1. South Alabama Industrial Park

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Rendering of the South Alabama Logistics Park in Mobile, Alabama. Rendering via BPG/Burton Property Group

Earlier this year, the City of Mobile announced the upcoming South Alabama Logistics Park. Once complete, it will be the largest industrial park in the state. Located south of I-10 along Theodore-Dawes Road, the South Alabama Logistics Park is intended to be a space for companies to best utilize Mobile’s industry, such as the Port of Mobile.

Once complete, the South Alabama Logistics Park will include 1,300-acres of Class A Industrial Warehouse and Distribution space—perfect for the number of businesses that utilize the Port of Mobile. The first phase of the project, which includes 6,000,000 square-feet of office space, is expected to cost $350M and generate upwards of 1,000 jobs in Mobile.

2. Historic Gayfer’s Building Redevelopment

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A mural on the side of the Historic Gayfer’s Building in Mobile. Photo via Liv George for The Bama Buzz

A beloved historic building in downtown Mobile will soon see new life, thanks to the City of Mobile, a non-profit developer and some federal funding. The historic Gayfer’s Building in Mobile—once a prominent department store—has been abandoned for over 40 years.

Now, the City of Mobile is teaming up with non-profit developer Gulf Coast Housing Partnerships to transform the building into a mixed-use development, complete with 94 low-income housing units and room for several retail tenants. In order to complete the project, the City of Mobile will utilize $8M from the American Rescue Plan, which will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Gulf Coast Housing Partnerships.

Click here to learn more about the Historic Gayfer’s Building in Mobile.

3. The Lofts at Midtown

The Lofts At Midtown Rendering
Rendering of The Lofts at Midtown, coming August 2021! Photo via The Lofts at Midtown.

Elevated, loft-style living is coming to Mobile this Spring! As we reported in May, The Lofts at Midtown are one of the newest housing developments in Alabama’s Port City, consisting of 24 residential units and room for several retail & office tenants. Two of those retail tenants—Nova Market and a Pure Barre exercise studio—have already been announced.

Click here to learn more about The Lofts at Midtown.

4. Port of Mobile Modernization

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The Port of Mobile will see a multi-million dollar modernization project over the next 4 years. Photo via Alabama State Port Authority on Facebook

In May 2021, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers kicked off a multi-year construction project that aims to modernize Alabama’s Port of Mobile. During the multi-phase project, several of the Port’s channels will be widened & deepened, which will allow larger cargo ships to utilized Alabama’s only deep-sea port. If all goes according to plan, the $365.7 million construction project will be complete by 2025.

Click here to learn more about the Port of Mobile’s modernization project.

5. Coca-Cola UNITED Mobile Campus Expansion

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Coca-Cola Bottling UNITED’s Mobile distribution center. Photo via Coca-Cola Bottling UNITED Inc.

Birmingham-based Coca-Cola UNITED, the largest privately held Coca-Cola bottler in the United States, is in the midst of a $48M expansion project of their campus in Mobile. The company, which produces more than 13M cases of Coca-Cola products each year, will expand its current Mobile warehouse by 120,000 square feet—and that’s not all.

In addition to the expansion, Coca-Cola UNITED plans to install a Vertique case-picking system that helps automatically sort the facility’s product. Once complete, the expansion project will help Coca-Cola UNITED better distribute their product along Alabama’s Gulf Coast and beyond.

Which Mobile developments are you most looking forward to in Mobile? Tag us @thebamabuzz to let us know!

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Nathan Watson
Tennessee native who fell in love with Birmingham during college. Graduated from Birmingham-Southern College in 2019. Passionate about Birmingham and its continued growth.
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