Malbis Plantation Inc. is the corporation that owns a substantial portion of the historic Malbis Plantation. Recently the Malbis community challenged a national drug store chain. The drug store decided not to go forward with their store at this time. However, the development pressure continues with recent threatening annexation and rezoning requests for the encroachment of commercial development of the historic rural landscape. The Board of Directors is looking at possible development alternatives to preserve the historic frontage and
landscape along ALA 181.
Local preservationists have assembled the support of the Baldwin County Historical Society, Baldwin County Historical Development Commission, the Stockton Historical Association, the Historic Malbis Subdivision Property Owners Association, and Malbis Plantation Inc. With continued education of community leaders regarding the value of historic preservation and strategies for economic development that protect the character-defining features of historic places—like the agricultural buildings and historic landscapes of Malbis—the value of this imperiled place can be protected for future generations.