As a result of major flooding along Three Mile Creek in 1980 and 1981, the City of Mobile, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other federal and state agencies evaluated the flood problems and formulated a plan to reduce flood damage. The plan consisted of structural and non-structural measures giving full consideration to environmental, social, economic and engineering restraints. As a result of the approved flood plan, approximately 425 acres within the Three Mile Creek flood plain were made available for major street, open space and limited recreational uses. The 1983 report on the Open Space/Reuse Plan for the Three Mile Creek flood plain was presented in the form of text and graphics, a conceptual master plan for the organized development of the open space over a period of time as funds became available. The master plan was a generalized plan based on sound planning, principles which were subject to periodic review and revision to meet the social, economic, recreational and other needs of the City of Mobile. In addition, the Open Space/ Reuse Plan suggested reasonable goals and identified objectives to satisfy those goals. The report sought to identify human needs and to give direction to those changes in the physical environment that were deemed necessary to meet such needs. The objective of the Open Space/Reuse Plan included the preservation, development and reservation of open space in such a manner as to ensure an orderly pattern for the recreational development of the Three Mile Creek flood plain and to ensure the preservation of the natural, beneficial values of the flood plain.