$100 million mixed-use development planned for Huntsville’s Village of Providence

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The ground has been broken on a $100 million mixed-use development at Huntsville’s Village of Providence.

WSS Development LLC is building a development called 2020 at Providence that will consist of 360 luxury apartment homes and 20,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. The development will be at the intersection of Providence Main Street and Town Center Drive.

The Cajun Steamer, Oh Crepe, Starbucks and a soon-to-be-named breakfast/lunch concept business have already leased space, the developers said.

Developers say nothing like the $100 million 2020 Providence building has ever been built in Huntsville.

Once built in late 2022, 2020 Providence will have white glove services, luxury apartments, a rooftop swimming pool and 20,000 square feet of ground level retail, commercial space – 70 percent of which has already been leased.

David Slyman is one of Providence’s founders.

What began as a vision, manifested into the Village of Providence out of trees and fields 18 years ago.

“We had absolutely nothing and people thought that Todd and I were crazy for embarking on such a large project,” Slyman said.

The 305-acre Village of Providence broke ground in the same spot where 2020 Providence broke ground.

“It’s kind of mind boggling,” Slyman said. “We’re taking Huntsville to the next level and that’s what the Village of Providence has done since day one. All the naysayers came out and said, ‘naw it will never happen, what are they doing? They’re building buildings in the middle of nowhere,’ and now we’ve created a town within a town.”

The founders say they don’t know what Providence will look like in another 18 years, although expect it to continue to grow and improve as dramatically as it has.

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