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Albertville begins plans for downtown revitalization

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ALBERTVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

After nearly five years of planning, the Albertville City Council is ready to get to work on a $1 million downtown revitalization plan.

“Our goal from the very beginning, has been to create a corridor from the 431 highway into the downtown area.” said City Council President Nathan Broadhurst. He says the council first applied for the TAP grant back in 2013, when they were working on a master plan to attract people to the downtown area.

After a number of meetings with ALDOT over engineering, community input, and several trips back to the drawing board, they're ready to get to work.

“You know, there's still a lot of available space in our downtown area. We think as these improvements are finalized, that it will become a more attractive place for even more retail and restaurants to locate.” added Broadhurst.

The project will include new landscaping, sidewalks, pedestrian lighting and decorative signalizations poles at each intersection.

“We have been working over the last four or five years with our local utility board, MUB to relocate and burry utilities through that downtown core.” said Broadhurst when commenting on how the city has been preparing for the revitalization.

Construction on the project is expected to begin later this summer.

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