2014 Looking Good in Baldwin County

2014 Looking Good in Baldwin County

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Heavy equipment has been shaking things up in Baldwin county for months. Now some of those projects are close to being finished. Like Waterway Village in Gulf Shores. "This is going to be a really nice improvement to the area," says general contractor Phil Harris. "There is some other talk about some other businesses looking in this area."

The 'second coast-line', as it's being called, is scheduled to be finished by March. "Acme is scheduled to open in the early part of 2014," says mayor Robert Craft, "and it's our job to get the roadways done and so you see the construction going on."

While the Waterway Village development maybe one of the major projects and the most obvious, it's not the only one. A lot of other major developments are set to go on-line in 2014.

In Robertsdale, the new Wal-Mart Supercenter is starting to take shape. The building should be up by February and construction complete by May of next year.

The Baldwin Express expansion to Highway 90 is also set to open in the spring, if the weather holds, and be open all the way to Interstate 65 by the end of the summer. "It will enhance moving tourists to and from the beaches and then goods and services to and from some of the major arteries and taking some pressure off some of the major arteries that are being used right now," according to Lee Lawson with the Baldwin Economic Development Alliance.

And while it may not look like much is happening at Blue Collar Country in Foley, developers say things are moving along and they should have a big announcement by mid-January.

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