"Main Street Alabama" chooses Huntsville, Scottsboro for new communities

"Main Street Alabama" chooses Huntsville, Scottsboro for new communities

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Huntsville will soon be getting ready for a new development.

The city, along with the South Huntsville Business Association (SHBA) announced that South Huntsville has been selected for one of three new "Main Street Alabama" designated communities in Alabama in 2018.

A proposed Main Street district in Huntsville would begin just north of Martin Road and would include the commercial corridor along Memorial Parkway to Ditto Landing and the Tennessee River.

"Construction of the Memorial Parkway overpasses is anticipated to end almost a year ahead of schedule, and we're already seeing new investment and opportunities within the district," said District 3 Council Member Jennie Robinson, a supporter of SHBA.

South Huntsville was selected for the program along with Foley and Scottsboro. Other cities in Alabama that are already part of the program include Anniston, Decatur, Fort Payne, Gadsden, and Birmingham.

Mary Helmer, state coordinator for the "Main Street" program, said that South Huntsville demonstrated strong community partnerships, an impressive organizational structure with exceptional leadership, and the ability to financially support a program.

Main Street Alabama also says that their designated communities have reported 488 net new businesses and 1,932 net new jobs.

To learn more about the "Main Street Alabama" organization, click here.

More details on the Main Street developments will be announced later in June.

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