Monday, June 10, 2013

Further Brookley development eyed

MOBILE, Ala. -- The Mobile Airport Authority has launched preliminary talks with two partner firms to develop as many as 215 acres at Brookley Aeroplex. Baltimore-based Cordish includes Mobile-based JMG Realty as part of its development team. Brookley, a former Air Force base, now hosts aerospace and other companies. Airbus, which has an engineering center at Brookley, broke ground in April for a $600 million A320 final assembly line. The authority envisions a total build-out of the aerospace hub that nearly doubles commercial space to 6 million square feet, creates a net increase of more than 4,000 jobs and houses as many as 10,000 employees. Buddy Rice, the authority's spokesman, said negotiations are in the preliminary stage so specifics regarding the scope of the work are speculative at this time. (Source:, 06/10/13)