City of Scottsboro starts downtown renovations

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SCOTTSBORO, Ala. – The City of Scottsboro received a $1.1 million grant for the renovations of the downtown area.  They also got an additional grant to renovate surrounding streets outside of the square.

“It’s time to have a facelift. We’ll redo the curbs, from the curbs to the store front, we’ll do sidewalks. We’ll do sidewalks, benches, plants, new landscaping, new trees planted, shrubs… to help the overall look of the downtown appearance to the square,” said Mayor Potter.

Monday night, engineers will meet with the council to approve the second phase of constriction and discuss any additional pieces to the project.

“The plan right now is for the engineer and contractor to work with the business owner so that there’s no impact to their businesses,” said Mayor Potter.  “They can’t actually block off an entrance to a business on the square.”

Businesses will still provide regular service during construction, which they hope to begin in the spring and have completed by the end of 2017.

“That’s kind of the goal but all of that is weather dependent.”

The mayor says he’s excited for the city’s improvements and hopes that those in the community enjoy them as well.

“I think it’ll give it a new modern look to it and hopefully make it more aesthetically pleasing for people to come downtown.”