We will open our panel discussions every weekday February 15-19 for a lively and revealing conversation about the Mobile zoning code and its proposed UDC rewrite at 11am followed by a brief audience Q&A. Continue reading →
The Mobile Environmental Justice Action Coalition (MEJAC) has submitted copious written commentary to the Map for Mobile Unified Development Code (UDC) process for over three years now about its Africatown Overlay and other elements of the proposed zoning code rewrite.
In the end, the Build Mobile never responded to any concerns from anybody about the proposed Africatown Overlay, which is absolutely intolerable.
Our agency was initially hopeful about the possibilities, and there are many elements of UDC Version 4 (UDCv4) which are positive steps in the right direction. For instance, Neighborhood Meeting standards for Up-Zoning, Conditional Use, and Planned Development creation/modification permit applications should help alleviate any confusion around the authenticity of positions presented as neighborhood opinions should controversy around projects brew. However, we have many outstanding concerns. Continue reading →
Proposed I-10 Toll Bridge, Wallace Tunnel, and Bayway in relation to the Cochrane-Africatown USA Bridge and the Bankhead Tunnel from MobileRiverBridge.com
The proposed I-10 Toll Bridge, Tunnel, and Bayway are controversial for their toll, but Africatown residents have concerns with the toll, toll aversion traffic, as well as many environmental concerns and concerns with the existing infrastructure along Africatown Blvd that results in dangerous conditions for residents.
Participants in that meeting raised numerous concerns not only about the possibility of traffic that would avoid the proposed toll on the I-10 Bridge and the Wallace Tunnel but also about existing conditions of traffic in the community that regularly results in difficulties and dangers for residents. Participants also requested that ALDOT commit to another community meeting to expand participation. Continue reading →