ORANGE BEACH, Alabama (WKRG) - Relief over boat trailer parking in South Baldwin County could soon be a long-awaited reality. The Baldwin County Commission on Tuesday approved the potential purchase of 44.5 acres along the Intracoastal Waterway for the development of a new public boat launch, with parking.
The development, which sits directly to the west of the Foley Beach Express bridge, would include 14 boat ramps and parking for 450 vehicles with trailers. The $10.5 million project would also include kayak launches and picnic facilities.
"I don't know of another place along the Gulf Coast that has a facility of this size with this kind of ease of access anywhere along the Gulf Coast," said District 2 Commissioner Chris Elliott. "I've been boating my entire life and this is a first class facility that we're proposing."
A letter of Intent to Purchase has been signed with the current property owners, 47 Canal Place, LLC.
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