MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) -- More than 200 acres of Madison land is now ready for economic development. Monday, Madison City Council approved the rezoning of Intergraph's 227 acres located south of I-565 and east of Wall Triana Highway.
"It positions Intergraph to be able to sell it to either one owner or to multiple owners, but for uses that they want to see in and the city wants to see," said Madison Planning Director Amy Bell Sturdivant.
The planning commission already approved the move with minimal concern from nearby residents.
The land had been zoned for industrial and business use, but the property owners want to turn it into a mixed-use district that includes retail, service, medical and office space.
The Madison planning department will now wait for site plans from potential developers.
"It's definitely exciting because there's a lot going on south of I-565 from Madison and so, we're looking forward to working with it," said Sturdivant. "Although we know that it's going to be a long-term project to work with over the next many years."
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