The Brookley Times Volume 1, Issue 2 December 2008 Mobile Airport Authority Holiday wishes With many holidays at year’s end, we all look forward to gatherings with our loved ones. Traditional meals, often made at home, are part of the holiday atmosphere. Lots of companies at the Brookley Complex take great pride in celebrating the holi- day season. Many have held Thanksgiving luncheons for their employees and the same is planned for other holidays. Some even plan to throw very nice company- wide Christmas parties with music and raffles. Although it is not exactly a holiday, as you can see in the pictures, Atlas Cold Stor- Almost scary at Equity Technologies age and Equity Technologies employees took advantage in celebrating Hallow- Somewhat creepy at Atlas Cold Storage een this year. With the costumes and decorations, it was quite an interesting change from daily operations. Many of Brookley’s tenants are able to shut down and relax during the holidays. However, some companies, such as Mobile Aerospace Engineering or the Down- town Air Center, will remain open. Whether you must stay at work or are able to enjoy time off during this holiday season, we, from the Mobile Airport Authority, wish you happy holidays and all the best in 2009. Traffic violations on Michigan Avenue bridge continue On April 8, 2008, the City in place for several (Dauphin Island Park- Maintenance team mem- of Mobile placed a load months; however, many way/AL-193) and 24 bers have trimmed trees limit on the Michigan truck drivers continue (Broad St/Duval St) to on Perimeter Road to help Avenue bridge leading to violating these restric- exit and enter Brookley. you avoid damage on and from the Brookley tions. For the safety of The Broad Street route, as trucks. Should you need a Industrial Complex. No your business and for the well as the Dauphin Is- map highlighting the de- truck traffic, including safety of the public, please land Parkway route, lead- tour routes, please contact semis, moving trucks and urge your drivers, cus- ing into Old Military Road Jana Stupavsky at buses, is allowed on the tomers, and suppliers, and Perimeter Road, is email@example.com. bridge. Detours and up- who drive these types of suitable for truck traffic. dated signage have been vehicles, to use Exits 22 The Airport Authority Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union at Brookley Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union (AACFCU) drive-thru. Hours of operation will be 8:30 a.m. until is pleased to announce its impending move to a new 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The drive-thru will location at 1921 9th Street at the Brookley Industrial stay open until 6:00 p.m. on Fridays. A military affilia- Complex, across from the Airport Authority building. tion is not required in order to be eligible for member- AACFCU has roots at Brookley from the merger with ship at AACFCU. If you are not currently a member, Mobile Security, formerly Brookley Federal Credit Un- come by the new office and let one of the representa- ion. AACFCU’s management is excited to be back in a tives know you are employed at the Brookley Industrial location where all members working at the Brookley Complex. Your account will be customized to best serve Industrial Complex can be served. The new location will your financial needs. AACFCU operates eighteen allow members and potential members easier access to branches throughout Southeast Alabama, Florida’s Em- the branch at Brookley, plus offer the convenience of a erald Coast, and five locations in the Mobile Bay area. Page 2 The Brookley Times Brookley real estate Add your vacancy on Brookley Complex, you available. For rates and A total of 28,000 sq/ft MAA’s list can contact Carleen additional details, please office space can be sub- Stout at car- contact Mike McAleer To better serve the com- divided to suit a cus- firstname.lastname@example.org or with the McAleer Tun- panies who look to locate 251-650-1487. Your va- stall Company at 251- tomer’s specific require- at Brookley, the Mobile cant space information 473-7517. ments. Airport Authority (MAA) will be added to our list keeps an up-to-date list of and we will help you pro- For rates and additional its vacant building space mote it. Please remember information, please con- and land. MAA’s existing to notify us if you lease Now pre-leasing for vacancies may not always space on your own, so Brookley Office Com- tact Carleen Stout at suit a potential client, but plex Building 1 email@example.com that our list can be ad- some of our tenants may justed accordingly. or 251-650-1487. have a vacancy that is just The future Brookley Of- Currently, 11,100 square what a potential client is fice Complex will include feet of building space is looking for. If you are an five state-of-the-art office available for lease at 2220 Airport Authority tenant buildings located on ~17 Michigan Avenue. The and have a vacancy at acres between 15th Street building includes 9,360 and Broad Street. Build- square feet of warehouse ing no. 1, a 2-story office Incorrect web address building, is now available and recycle-Correction space and 1,740 square Help company name was feet of office space. Yard for pre-leasing. included in this article in area has approximately Office Complex Building no. 1 the last Brookley Times issue. We apologize for 16,000 square feet and that. Please address and Incorrect web see the space for expansion is corrected version included company name was below. in this article in the last If your old and unused electronic equipm ent is ju st laying a round your office or house and in your way, Equit- E-Cyc le, a division of Equ ity Technologie s Corporat ion at Brookley w ill help you recycle it. Computers, m onit ors, key boa rds, cell phones, scanners, prin ters, and many other ite ms can be dropped off at 2301 Perimeter Road . Brin g your item s 7a m-2pm durin g the week and 8am-12pm on the first Satu rday of each month. Visit Brookley Times issue. We www.equityecycle.c apologize for that. Please see om the corrected version below. for a complete list of recycla ble items and additiona l informat ion. MAA participates in Breast Cancer walk If your old and unused Sixteen Mobile Airport of Mobile and Baldwin gional Airport tenants, electronic equipment is Authority employees took Counties brought to- contributed $1,815. Many just laying around your part in Alabama’s first gether 3,000 walkers, thanks to all of you for office or house and in ever Making Strides who raised over your support. your way, Equit-E-Cycle, a division of Equity Against Breast Cancer 5 $140,000. MAA employ- Technologies Corp at mile walk on Saturday, ees, with the help of sev- Brookley will help you October 25. A joint effort eral Brookley and Re- recycle it. Computers, monitors, keyboards, cell phones, scanners, print- ers, and many other items can be dropped off Featured tenant—Star Aviation at 2301 Perimeter Road. Star Aviation specializes ment in the other. In lite office was opened in Bring your items 7am- in business and commer- early 2008, a Marine Everett, Washington to 2pm during the week cial aviation engineering, Engineering depart- better serve its West and 8am-12pm on the certification, technical ment was added due to a Coast customers. Star first Saturday of each services, and manufac- merger between Star Aviation has continually m o n t h . V i s i t turing. They are located Aviation and the marine grown over the years, www.equityecycle.com in two buildings adjacent engineering firm, from just five employees for complete list of recy- to each other at 2120 and Borowski Engineering & to over 100 today at their clable items and addi- 2150 Michigan Avenue. Analytical Services. Star two locations. tional information. The Engineering and Aviation was founded in Technical Services de- 1999 and moved to the partments are located in Brookley Industrial Com- one building and the plex soon afterwards. Manufacturing depart- Shortly following, a satel- Volume 1, Issue 2 Page 3 Brookley in 2008 Throughout 2008, ongoing projects and the areas continue to move Construction at Brookley and surround- results of the completed forward just as the rest of Brookley ing areas have been ones at and around our rapidly growing city. gradually taking shape. Brookley. Some projects We thank our tenants, Construction and Most of the content of the may be more visible to employees, and all our heavy truck traffic is following two pages is the public than others. In Brookley neighbors for in full swing on dedicated to information essence, they all reflect improving the Brookley Broad Street be- and imagery to provide that the Brookley Com- community. tween the Coast you with the status of plex and surrounding Guard and Ft. Whit- ing Armory facili- Front of Air Cargo Building—parking Air Cargo Building nears completion ties. The Ft. Whiting Brookley’s 48,000 sq/ft Air Cargo Build- expansion slows the ing is almost finished. Tasks completed in traffic down from 2008: the west side, while • construction completed 20-yard dump • Tarmac entry-way completed and trucks working on parking lot paved the wetlands mitiga- • drainage system upgraded and irriga- tion (see details in tion system installed Arlington Point • concrete slab on ramp poured Park on Page 4) by Tasks for 2009: Arlington Point add • Landscaping to already heavy • Minor interior improvements truck traffic from the east side. Be Tenants expected to move in by the end of cautious as you Back of Air Cargo Building—upgraded drainage system and new concrete slab 2009. drive through. 16th Street Circle site B u s y traffic on Broa d Street Atlas Cold Storage expansion Demolition projects Former 655,000 sq/ft warehouse demolition on 16th Street Circle was com- pleted in February 2008. The site, immediately adja- cent to the Port Authority’s future intermodal yard, is now available for develop- With an expanding customer base and in anticipation ment. A distribution busi- of increased storage demand, stemming from the Building 23 on Broad Street ness would greatly comple- Container Terminal opening, Atlas Cold Storage com- ment the Port Authority’s pleted their 28,000 sq/ft expansion of freezer space. expansion just north of the site. This eye-catching enlarged facility is impossible to In the fall, the demolition and clean up of the front part of Building 23, miss from Interstate 10. It can now accommodate a large warehouse on Broad Street, was completed. another 8 millions pounds of products. The expansion was actually finished in October 2007. Page 4 The Brookley Times Runway closed for maintenance Brookley’s 9,600 ft long runway 14-32 closed in September for light- ing rehabilitation. Since then, the following tasks were performed: • New edge lighting installed • Painting of lead end-lines, center line, touchdown lines, and threshold lines completed • Four supplemental wind cones replaced The runway is anticipated to be open again by December 5. Before After New skylights and roof Skylights and roof on Building 23 off Broad Street were replaced last summer. New paint New parking lot Buildings 2, 5, 6, 6A, and 7 at Brookley were freshly painted this year. Former salvage-yard cleaned A 2.5 acre site, at 2400 Michigan Ave- nue was cleaned in early 2008. It is Mobile Airport Authority’s now available for lease Maintenance Shop received along with a 5,000 sq/ft a newly paved parking lot. building. FCU soon to open Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union’s temporary facility is expected to open soon. Arlington Point Park completion scheduled for end of 2009 The presence of heavy dump truck tion. This portion of the project is sched- building that will house restrooms, a traffic off Broad Street near the Coast uled to be completed in Spring 2009 and WAVE automated ticketing machine and Guard facilities indicates that site work it will be followed by Phase Two—the a storage & maintenance area. The for the Arlington Point Park has be- construction of the Park. The Park is WAVE has agreed to include the park on gun. scheduled to be completed by the end of its route and the Port’s construction will The Port Authority has acquired this 2009 and will be open to the public. incorporate a covered bus shelter. 40+ acres site from the Mobile Airport The park concept fulfills many Mobilians Authority to meet its mitigation re- desire for bay front picnic areas, walking quirements under the Corps of Engi- trails and a kayak & canoe launch. The neers’ issued permit for the construc- newly constructed wetlands will be incor- tion of the new container terminal and porated into the park’s design through intermodal facility. Currently, Phase the use of trails and a walking pier to One is under way and it includes wet- provide fishing and bay viewing opportu- lands mitigation and wetlands crea- nities. The park will also incorporate a The Brookley Times newsletter is developed and distributed by the Mobile Airport Authority. Please direct your comments, questions, and sug- gestions to Jana Stupavsky at (251) 438-7113 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.