City of Foley donates prior engineering building to South Baldwin Chamber

By Jessica Vaughn
Posted 12/6/21

FOLEY - The Foley City Council recently finalized approval on the donation of the city’s previous engineering department building to the South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce. The South Baldwin …

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City of Foley donates prior engineering building to South Baldwin Chamber

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FOLEY - The Foley City Council recently finalized approval on the donation of the city’s previous engineering department building to the South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce. The South Baldwin Chamber is a non-profit organization and “an advocate for businesses in the region.” It is currently located on Underwood Road in Foley. The new South Baldwin Chamber location will be 200 N. Alston St.
“We’re really excited to get back downtown and be here and stay here for a very, very long time,” said CEO/President of the South Baldwin Chamber Donna Watts.
The ordinance states that the deeded property can only be used for the primary location of the South Baldwin Chamber for a period of five years from the day of conveyance. During that time frame, the South Baldwin Chamber cannot sell, lease, or convey any interest in the property or it will revert back to the City of Foley.
The Foley Engineering Department is moving to 200 Laurel Ave., on the corner of Highway 98 and Alston Street. Future plans for the city include the construction of a new building that will house the city’s engineering and public works departments. The proposed location for the new building is on 13-acres located on North Poplar and Section Streets. The projected cost of the project is $7 million, and was included in the FY21/22 budget that began Oct. 1. Construction is slated to begin by fall of 2022.

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