Albertville ready for business with $25m retail project - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

Albertville ready for business with $25m retail project

The project must meet with public approval as the city must pay $5 million for the land. The project must meet with public approval as the city must pay $5 million for the land.
ALBERTVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

A $25 million retail development is on the table for Albertville, and the city council hopes residents will approve the measure at a public hearing set for later this month.

The decision is in the hands of the residents because it will be a venture using their tax dollars. The proposed development will be placed in a lot behind the Santa Fe Restaurant on Highway 431, a short distance from Highway 75.

Council President Nathan Broadhurst said more than 90,000 square feet of retail space and well-known names are poised to come to town. However, the deal is the city must pay the $5 million price tag for the land.

Broadhurst said residents are leaving for other areas to buy goods, so they're trying to give residents from all around the chance to shop in Albertville. "It's going to serve as an anchor and a retail draw that we don't have. I think as traffic begins to come in, other developers will see the city is on the move and ready for business," he said.

The public hearing on the proposal is set for 6:30 p.m. March 17 at City Hall. Read the notice of the hearing (PDF).

Copyright 2014 WAFF. All rights reserved. 

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • 'The Phantom' serial killer of children out of prison, living in Tucson

    'The Phantom' serial killer of children out of prison, living in Tucson

    Thursday, April 27 2017 12:17 AM EDT2017-04-27 04:17:43 GMT
    Friday, April 28 2017 11:32 PM EDT2017-04-29 03:32:02 GMT
    Convicted killer William Huff was spotted riding his bicycle through a Tucson neighborhood. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Convicted killer William Huff was spotted riding his bicycle through a Tucson neighborhood. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    William Huff terrorized Sierra Vista during the spring and summer of 1967. Despite a sentence of 40 years to life, the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency voted to release him from prison into home arrest. Family members of the victims are concerned for the safety of the community, as are new members of the Clemency Board. CBS 5 Investigates videotaped Huff riding a bike through his Tucson neighborhood. There are no restrictions placed on his proximity to children.

    More >>

    William Huff terrorized Sierra Vista during the spring and summer of 1967. Despite a sentence of 40 years to life, the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency voted to release him from prison into home arrest. Family members of the victims are concerned for the safety of the community, as are new members of the Clemency Board. CBS 5 Investigates videotaped Huff riding a bike through his Tucson neighborhood. There are no restrictions placed on his proximity to children. 

    More >>
  • Homeless man gets makeover from big-hearted cops

    Homeless man gets makeover from big-hearted cops

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 2:44 PM EDT2017-04-25 18:44:10 GMT
    Tuesday, April 25 2017 3:49 PM EDT2017-04-25 19:49:50 GMT

    Police officers in Rome, NY, went the extra mile to give back to their community, helping one in need.

    More >>

    Police officers in Rome, NY, went the extra mile to give back to their community, helping one in need.

    More >>
  • BREAKING

    Officials: 5 dead during weekend storms, casualties may increase

    Officials: 5 dead during weekend storms, casualties may increase

    Sunday, April 30 2017 12:31 AM EDT2017-04-30 04:31:34 GMT

    Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued Saturday for multiple East Texas counties.

    More >>

    Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued Saturday for multiple East Texas counties.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly