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Old 12-06-2011, 10:07 AM
 
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Don't need a phd for this because so many cities have done what Mobile needs to do. Simply look at Greenville, SC, Chattanooga, TN, New Orleans, etc. It ain't rocket science but our leadership is not 21st century and forward thinking.
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Old 12-06-2011, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Mobile,Al(the city by the bay)
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Don't need a phd for this because so many cities have done what Mobile needs to do. Simply look at Greenville, SC, Chattanooga, TN, New Orleans, etc. It ain't rocket science but our leadership is not 21st century and forward thinking.


It`s time to get them out !
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Old 12-06-2011, 08:09 PM
 
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Don't need a phd for this because so many cities have done what Mobile needs to do. Simply look at Greenville, SC, Chattanooga, TN, New Orleans, etc. It ain't rocket science but our leadership is not 21st century and forward thinking.
I agree..it has been time for new leadership and vision, Mobile has great foundation! I really think the downtown should focus more on affordable housing in dt mobile (not public housing)...cultural arts center or creative arts school such as SCAD...arts, museums along St Louis street...trolley system..locally owned businesses..marketplace.... family entertainment venues i.e Dave and Busters, skating and bowling venue...and better connection to the waterfront! IMO
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Old 12-06-2011, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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I agree..it has been time for new leadership and vision, Mobile has great foundation! I really think the downtown should focus more on affordable housing in dt mobile (not public housing)...cultural arts center or creative arts school such as SCAD...arts, museums along St Louis street...trolley system..locally owned businesses..marketplace.... family entertainment venues i.e Dave and Busters, skating and bowling venue...and better connection to the waterfront! IMO
A streetcar would be cool, better connection to the bay would be even better. What's on that island just across the water to the east of downtown?
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Old 12-07-2011, 12:44 AM
 
Location: Mobile,Al(the city by the bay)
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I think St.Louis street is UNDERRATED and over looked !! Pinto Island is industrial.It is full of gas storage facilities. Mobile`s past leaders didn`t realize the potential of Pinto Island.
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Old 12-07-2011, 12:53 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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I think St.Louis street is UNDERRATED and over looked !! Pinto Island is industrial.It is full of gas storage facilities. Mobile`s past leaders didn`t realize the potential of Pinto Island.
I was looking at a map and was thinking it should be an island geared for entertainment but oh well. Why would they zone it for industrial and not more inland?
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Old 12-07-2011, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Mobile,Al(the city by the bay)
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I was looking at a map and was thinking it should be an island geared for entertainment but oh well. Why would they zone it for industrial and not more inland?


I have no idea it`s been industrial as long as I can remember.Pinto island has a huge issue with flooding so does the cause way.All of the sea food restaurants on the causeway are raised by at least 25 feet.The industrial waterfront is an advantage because it is entertaining and very interesting to look at but there is hardly any waterfront access.Mobile is a river city that does not have a river walk which is strange.The completion of the Maritime Gulf Quest Museum suppose to bring more waterfront access.
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Old 12-07-2011, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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I have no idea it`s been industrial as long as I can remember.Pinto island has a huge issue with flooding so does the cause way.All of the sea food restaurants on the causeway are raised by at least 25 feet.The industrial waterfront is an advantage because it is entertaining and very interesting to look at but there is hardly any waterfront access.Mobile is a river city that does not have a river walk which is strange.The completion of the Maritime Gulf Quest Museum suppose to bring more waterfront access.
I see why now. But it still baffles me that they would zone it that way.
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Old 12-09-2011, 01:41 PM
 
Location: North Baltimore ----> Seattle
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I stopped in downtown mobile while driving through on I-10 in March. It was gorgeous but COMPLETELY QUIET at 6 p.m. It was eery.

People and amentities - bring them both.

Additionally, crossing that big road in between the river and downtown could be ALOT safer for pedestrians.
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Old 12-09-2011, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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Additionally, crossing that big road in between the river and downtown could be ALOT safer for pedestrians.
I assume you're talking about Water St?
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