THE NEW ORANGE BEACH CITY BEACH PARK IS QUICKLY BECOMING A REALITY





January 22, 2022



In June 2021 the city of Orange Beach decided to trade the development of 2 more hi-rise condos for a planned beachfront park with restaurant / bar and "residents" parking. The city purchased about 400 ft of the beach-front property, while Orange Beach Land Co, LLC, purchased the adjacent 400 ft beach-front property in plans for a restaurant/ retail facility that will be managed under the CoastAL brand- which altogether will occupy a total of about 8.5 acres across the street from the Hwy 161 intersection/ Publix Grocery property.





The parking area is claimed to have 150 spaces- with a "resident priority" reserved for Orange Beach residents* at no charge. Details on how "resident's" parking will be arranged is still in the planning process.

While the CoastAL restaurant development facility will take longer to finish, the city hopes to have the parking area completed by later this year. However, the city and Orange Beach Land Co, LLC, owned by Flora-Bama co-owners John McInnis and Cameron Price, compare the plans for the building and park comparable to the current Gulf Shores main beach park facility.

While we may see some concerns over the "resident" parking and how it will be determined who is considered a resident- this is certainly a better option over more hi-rise condos- and we can't wait to see the finished product!