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					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         jana@mobairport.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.
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                     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-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      leen@mobairport.com 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              carleen@mobairport.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.
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                                                                  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 jana@mobairport.com.

				
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