GULF SHORES BEACHFRONT IMPROVEMENTS COULD START IN FALL

GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) – The city of Gulf Shores is planning major improvements to its beach in the coming years, and construction could begin this fall.

The Gulf Coast city is planning a $15 million to $20 million transformation of its beachfront.

City spokesman Grant Brown said what’s now a “parking lot that has access to the sand” will be improved by adding trees and grass, expanded boardwalks, concert venues and retail shops. Also, the plan calls for public access to portions of city-owned beach that are currently hard for visitors to reach.

Gulf Shores plans to pay for the project by applying for funding from the BP oil spill settlement. Brown said construction could take three years to complete.

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