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Sheffield at the verge of a renaissance

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SHEFFIELD, Ala. (WHNT) –   The city of Sheffield may be on the verge of something big.   There could be more businesses heading to the Shoals city. During Monday evenings council meeting, a unanimous decision by council members allowed a resident to buy city property to construct apartments. The property was not in demand. Now, a new business is going up. It’s just one of the many new projects being brought into the city by residents.
Mayor Ian Sanford tells WHNT it is sense of relief, a recovery compared to previous years. He says the area is attracting more entrepreneurs and it will hopefully help bring more.
“I’m very excited. I can’t imagine who wouldn’t be excited. Kind of having a little renaissance now and probably this time next year we’ll have 25 new additional apartments than what we have now,” said Sanford.
Besides apartments, the city council also discussed new plans like restaurants and businesses opening up in Sheffield. He estimates more than a dozen new apartments and businesses to open within the next year.