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Unified Development Code

To implement our comprehensive plan, Map for Mobile, and the 2017 Future Land Use Plan, the City has undertaken a complete rewrite of its zoning regulations. The new Unified Development Code (UDC) is a hybrid form of development regulations combining land use standards, design standards, and land development standards and various procedures. The draft UDC is currently in the public review phase. It is expected that the draft regulations will be presented to the Mobile City Planning Commission for consideration in early 2019.

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Existing Plans

A NEW PLAN FOR MOBILE

A New Plan for Mobile, adopted in January 2012, provides a series of initiatives for the Downtown and Midtown area. Map for Mobile reinforces Downtown and Midtown initiatives and encourages updating them as necessary.

THE BLUEPRINT FOR SPRING HILL

The Blueprint for Spring Hill, adopted August 2008, covers the community known as Spring Hill. It provides policy recommendations and planning principles for the area, supporting a vision statement of making "Spring Hill Village a neighborhood center by improving the pedestrian, aesthetic and commercial amenities of the area."

DOWNTOWN MOBILE: KEEPING IT EASY‌

This document established a form-based zoning code for Downtown, known as the "DDD Code," upon adoption in 2014. The DDD Code provides regulations which support a pedestrian-friendly, vibrant downtown and protect and enhance the area's historic and cultural heritage.

TRICENTENNIAL GREENSPACE MASTER PLAN

The Tricentennial Greenspace Master Plan, adopted in November 2002, is a citywide master plan providing specific projects and plans for green space and connectivity through trails throughout the City.

THREE MILE CREEK WATERSHED PLAN

The Three Mile Creek Watershed Plan is a guidance document completed in 2014 through the oversight of the Mobile Bay National Estuary Program. The plan addresses water quality, public access, recreation opportunities, and other parameters within the Three Mile Creek Watershed.

SMART GROWTH FOR MOBILE

Smart Growth for Mobile is a policy document created by the City in January 2003. It identifies objectives for Smart Growth policies including: design alternatives, strategies to strengthen the existing communities, preservation of critical environmental areas and open space, and invest in multimodal transportation options.

DESTINATION 2040

Destination 2040 is the long- range transportation plan drafted for the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) in 2015, covering Mobile and surrounding areas. The plan identifies the multi-modal transportation improvements needed in the Mobile urban area between now and 2040.

BRING BACK BROAD

Destination 2040 is the long- range transportation plan drafted for the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) in 2015, covering Mobile and surrounding areas. The plan identifies the multi-modal transportation improvements needed in the Mobile urban area between now and 2040.

AFRICATOWN NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN

The Africatown Neighborhood Plan, prepared during 2015 and 2016, defines a vision for the Africatown community. Additionally, the document includes guidance on land use policy, neighborhood development initiatives, and capital improvement projects intended to promote revitalization.

Long-range Planning News

Map for Mobile Status Report to the Community shared with Planning Commission
Posted on: 10th January, 2019

Map for Mobile, the City’s comprehensive plan, lays out an exciting vision for Mobile’s long-term preservation, revitalization, and growth. Adopted in

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ZONING OVERHAUL - RESPONSES TO COMMENTS RECEIVED THROUGH December 29, 2017
Posted on: 8th January, 2018

Click HERE to view a compilation of comments by the general public received through December 29, 2017, and responses by staff, regarding the

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ZONING OVERHAUL - DRAFT MODULE VI - USE REGULATIONS
Posted on: 20th December, 2017

Please click HERE to view Zoning Overhaul - Draft Module VI - Use Regulations

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