Gulf Shores to pay $30k for impact study of Gulf State Park renovations

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GULF SHORES, Ala. (WPMI) -- As major renovations continue at the Gulf State Park, the city of Gulf Shores is preparing for the impact on residents, according to WPMI, NBC-affiliate in Mobile, Ala.

City officials have approved thousands of dollars to pay for a study on what the projects will mean for traffic, economic development and more.

Restoration of the Gulf State Park includes plans to build a major conference center, lodging facility, research and education center as well as expanded trails and a new trolley system.

Grant Brown, with the city of Gulf Shores, told WPMI the council approved a $30,000 study to be done by the world renowned research company called Sasaki.

Sasaki will directly address traffic, parking, job creation and economic development.

Sasaki is already familiar to the area thanks to working with the State on the current Gulf State Park project.

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