MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) -- Another mixed-use development could be popping up in the Tennessee Valley. Integraph officials want to rezone some its property located south of I-565 and east of Wall Triana Highway. The move would open more than 200 acres for economic development within Madison City limits.
The Madison-based software company opened the doors to its new corporate headquarters this past fall. Now, the property owners are looking to utilize its adjoining former campus.
The 227 acres are currently zoned for industrial and business use, but they want to rezone it for a mixed-use district that includes retail, service, medical and office space. More than 30 percent of the site would also be tapped for proposed residential use, such as apartment complexes and houses. It will also include roughly 30 acres of greenway and trail systems.
"Right now it's going to go through planning commission for review," said Mayor Troy Trulock, "but I think folks will be okay with it. I think they kind of want to have a mixed-use development there. The real intent of 700 acres, you have to have mixed-use."
The land is also part of the 700 acres of key development area the city is transforming into "Town Madison." Officials broke ground on the first phase of the $400 million project in August.
Once fully developed, the site is projected to create up to 7,000 jobs.
"That's tremendous for our city, tremendous for the growth, job opportunities, so it's just a big deal for us in the City of Madison," said Trulock.
The Madison Planning Commission is scheduled discuss the rezoning proposal Thursday. A public hearing on the zoning change is set for the next council meeting on July 27.
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