State to fine Shoppes at Fairhope Village/Publix developer $11,000

State environmental regulators have issued a proposed $11,000 fine against the developer of the Shoppes at Fairhope Village, a shopping center along U.S. 98 where the Eastern Shore’s first Publix Super Market opened this month, for alleged muddy runoff violations.

According to the Alabama Department of Environmental Management order, issued Wednesday, the alleged runoff events took place in rainstorms during the project’s construction last year. The developer — Fairhope LLC, created by of Regency Centers of Jacksonville, Fla., for the Fairhope project — must now take steps to clean up any damage from the runoff.

State to fine Shoppes at Fairhope Village/Publix developer $11,000