A group of developers who once had plans for a pair of 22-story condo towers and a 205-slip marina on the banks of the Bon Secour River have a new idea for their pricey property: a public park and boat launch.
To that end, the developers, who own about 12 acres along Baldwin County 6 through Marina Club Bon Secour LLC, have enlisted Montgomery lobbyist Logan Gray to sell the idea and encourage public officials to tap into the next distribution of oil and natural gas royalties for the millions of dollars it will take to buy the property.
“It’s a premier location,” Gray told the Gulf Shores City Council earlier this week while seeking the panel’s advocacy. “A property like that doesn’t come along very often. If the market picks up, obviously these folks would be inclined to put it to a higher and better use than this.”