Fairhope wants to use BP money as part of “living shoreline”

City officials hope to use part of the municipality’s remaining BP PLC oil spill money to build a 300-foot-long beach area that would replace the seawall south of the municipal pier.

“I need to replace the bulkhead anyway, and I could replace it with another bulkhead for $110,000 or we would replace it with beach for $160,000,” Public Works Director Jennifer Fidler said. “It seems like a win-win for everyone for us to go with the beach.”

Fairhope wants to use BP money to replace sea wall by pier with beach as part of “living shoreline”