New nine-acre green space approved for Huntsville
Southwest Huntsville is one step closer to a new mixed-use development that would include a nine-acre green space. The city of Huntsville committed to spend $3.6 million to develop the public park as part of the proposed Hays Farm Village Center.
The developer agreed to donate a nine-acre parcel of land for the public green space. The property is across from Grissom High School, valued at $3 million.
The public space is expected to include a pond, walking paths, lighting, hardscapes, and landscapes. As part of the development, around the park will be approximately 200,000 square feet of retail, 50,000 square feet of office space and 200 apartments.
The project is expected to be at least 50-percent complete by December 2025. Urban and Economic Development Director Shane Davis says the green community space will look and feel much like Big Spring Park in a new urban setting.