- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 6, 2016

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.

WKRG-TV reports (bit.ly/1PTSEV1) the city on Alabama’s Gulf Coast plans a $15 million to $20 million transformation of its beachfront.

City spokesman Grant Brown says 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 says construction could take three years to complete.

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Information from: WKRG-TV, https://www.wkrg.com/


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