Architects plan windmill for Fairhope open-air market

Local architects Mac and Gina Walcott aim to go green by installing a 35-foot-tall windmill at a new open-air market they plan to open in downtown Fairhope in October.

It will cost $200,000 to retrofit the 6,600-square-foot building the couple owns at 85 N. Bancroft St., creating a LEED — Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design — structure to be called the Windmill Market.

Architects plan windmill for Fairhope open-air market

If our city council could hold meetings near this thing, it would have plenty of hot air to generate electricity. There might even be enough to power an electric chainsaw to cut down a few trees.