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ORANGE BEACH, Alabama -- Developers of the proposed 37-story Ascension and 36-story Grace condominium towers this week cleared the first of what will be many hurdles in their quest to build the second- and fourth-tallest buildings in Alabama.

Amid a standing-room-only crowd at Monday night's Orange Beach Planning Commission meeting, more than 40 people spoke in favor of the Gulf-front condos that would be built on 6.63 acres near the intersection of Perdido Beach Boulevard and Ala. 161. Only three people voiced concerns about the development during a public hearing.

On the table was a request to approve of the master plan and the preliminary planned unit development zoning that would allow GCOF Orange Beach Gulf Front LLC to exceed the allowable 26-floor limit for each tower in the BR-2, beach resort zoning district. The planning board voted unanimously to recommend City Council approval of the requests.

At 469 feet, Ascension would become the second-tallest building in the state behind Mobile's RSA Tower at 745 feet. Grace would take the fourth spot at nearly 449 feet behind the Wells-Fargo...

Orange Beach/ Gulf Shores Sales Market Update

Orange Beach, Gulf Shores & Perdido Key Condo and Home Sales

Good Morning.... 

We mentioned in our last update that 2 new developments have been proposed in Orange Beach. Well we found out the other day that Junonia (proposed about a year ago) will NOT be built. Despite reserving a large number of condos and having all the building plans in place, they did not start construction "on time" and have lost the option on the land from the bank.
More information is below about the 2 new condos, Ascension...

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