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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

'Crazy Clean' Laudromat Nearing Completion

Crazy Clean, Hwy 181
Fairhope, Al.

"EYESORE" OR MUCH-NEEDED ADDITION?

The new 'Crazy Clean' coin-operated laundromat on S. Hwy 181 is nearing completion, machinery is now being installed.

Citizens seem divided about whether the metal building is an eyesore or a welcome addition, since there are no other ones in town (there were two at one time)


'TACKY' 181 CORRIDOR CONCERNS MOUNTING

Monday's Town Hall
How the Hwy 181 corridor is developing was a major topic at a town hall meeting to update the city's comprehensive plan recently: some citizens feel city councils and planning commissions have been negligent by not implementing the existing plan effectively: an urban planner's nightmare is already well underway.

Since most of Hwy 181 lies outside city limits and county residents have repeatedly refused to enact zoning which may reduce profitability should they decide to market their land, most of the corridor remains un-zoned -- but fully covered by city services such as police and fire protection.

181 at Fairhope Ave.
At least two lots there are partially-owned or represented by the usual agent for big box stores like Wal Mart and Home Depot.

(Two current city leaders have already thrown in the towel and conceded to the Times privately more big box stores are "inevitable.")

Pulling back police and fire services to the city limits to encourage annexation has been discussed for many years, but dismissed as being too controversial.




8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I can't believe the fixation on 181 when so many areas of downtown and surrounding are trashed. Please go along Cliff Drive and Short Street by the bay and take some pictures of the trash and post.

Anonymous said...

It is a little bit of an eyesore, but there again is much needed. Too bad they couldn't have made it look a little more eye pleasing.

Publisher said...

Can the person complaining about trash on Cliff Dr. and Short St. be more specific? Is it on public or private property? Do you live in the area?

You may send pictures yourself to our e mail address on the right side of this page.

Anonymous said...

Yes I live in the area and its on public land. Leaves, trash, cups, cans, bottles, food bags, etc. Its in the gutters and along the side in the grassy areas. Just check the North side of Cliff the first two blocks from the bay and Short street between Cliff and Fels. Sorry no email I've been burned by Fairhope before.

Anonymous said...

Take pictures, send them in. The Fairhope Times does a super job of following up. Also, the local news stations have a sight you can go to and complain and get things done. Don't just sit here and cry about it, take action.

Anonymous said...

The Crazy Clean is an eyesore but across the street is not? Give me a break.

Anonymous said...

The east side is becoming a disaster but our "leaders" do nothing ...

Anonymous said...

Fits right in with fairhope especially when the kudzu gets a hold of it