With the slow but consistent growth of Mobile’s economy, the downtown area has seen a shift in demand for apartments. Unlike larger cities, Mobilians have preferred houses over apartment style living, but over the past few years Mobile has begun to attract a young business professional demographic. This younger demographic has also brought a demand for more streamlined living spaces. There are several new and exciting projects currently leasing in Downtown Mobile! Listed below are Mobile’s new apartments and townhouses that are sure to catch the attention of any prospective resident. Merchants Plaza, a 120-year-old, 225,000-square-foot, five-building, mixed-used skyscraper located at 56 St.