Map for MobileUDC

Unified Development Code v3 is now available for comment

The zoning code overhaul, known as the Unified Development Code (UDC), is the result of nearly three years of effort to modernize the City’s 1960s-era land use regulations and implement the community’s vision in Map for Mobile, our comprehensive plan. Based on a large amount of community feedback on draft Version 2, the current draft UDC (now version 3) has been significantly revised. This newsletter details important information and benchmarks for upcoming opportunities to learn about and comment on the draft Unified Development Code version 3. We look forward to engaging with citizens and businesses in the City of Mobile, as we take the next steps with this important action item from the Map for Mobile process.

UDC version 3 information went live on March 16th. Thank you for your continued support of our implementation of the Map for Mobile initiative!

View and comment on UDC Version 3
The draft UDC document, a summary of changes, and supporting information can be viewed at beginning Monday, March 16. A 30-day comment period will begin March 19.

Comments can be submitted in three ways:
1. Online.
2. By Mail. Send to: Shayla Jones Beaco, Executive Director, Build Mobile, PO Box 1827, Mobile, AL 36633
3. In-Person. Visit Government Plaza: Build Mobile, 205 Government Street, South Tower, Third Floor, Window 1


Timeline for Draft Version 3
March 16, 2020
The draft UDC document and supporting information can be viewed on

March 16, 2020
30-Day public comment period begins.

March 23, 2020
Zoning Technical Advisory Committee Meeting
Location: Multi-Purpose Room at Government Plaza (Ground Floor)
Time: 2pm

April 19, 2020
The 30-Day public comment period ends.

Spring 2020 – Date TBD
Mobile City Planning Commission public hearing to consider the draft UDC.

Note: In addition to the above upcoming benchmarks, we will be announcing other opportunities to engage and comment on the draft UDC document in upcoming newsletters.

About the Map for Mobile
Map for Mobile, the City’s comprehensive planlays out an exciting vision for Mobile’s long-term preservation, revitalization, and growth. The core values that guide the plan, defined through a robust public process, include a stronger, mixed-use downtown, supported by diverse and connected neighborhoods, businesses, and open spaces. Most importantly, the plan includes realizable action steps to ensure that recommendations become reality.