MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The Madison County Commission is expected to take the first steps in developing an industrial park in the southwest corner of the county. Commission Chairman Dale Strong will ask for approval of a land study at Wednesday’s commission meeting.
The study will assess the suitability and infrastructure of 248 acres of county-owned land at the corner of Wall Triana and 6th Street, near the Town of Triana. The land is divided into two tracts, one for 109 acres, the other measured at 138 acres.
Strong said the industrial space is needed because the county-owned Chase Industrial Park, which is comprised of 1,700 acres and more than 35 companies, has reached capacity.
“As more companies look to expand here or follow employers such as Polaris, Remington and Redstone Arsenal we need to make sure we have sites ready to meet their needs,” said Strong. “This land has been owned by the county for many years. It is time to see what it can do to grow jobs and opportunities instead of crops.”
In addition to the farmland along Wall Triana, nearby land could be available for future purchase and development, including more than 350 acres adjacent to the county-owned tracts.
While Madison County owns the land, it falls within Huntsville City limits.
The proposed site is near the Huntsville International Airport and Interstate I-565.
“With the recent announcement of Polaris and the Remington Plant coming online this year now is the time to evaluate this location for potential suppliers that may be looking to move to Madison County,” said Strong. “We want new industries to continue to look here and if we can offer them a location with good infrastructure already in place, an educated and quality workforce and a good quality of life, then Madison County moves to the top of their list.”
The Madison County Commission meeting is scheduled for Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.