Thursday, June 16, 2011

Montgomery, AL Issues a Request for Development Proposals for Maxwell Boulevard

The City of Montgomery has released a Request for Development Proposals for City-owned property on Maxwell Boulevard that overlooks the Alabama River and Downtown Montgomery. The unparalleled long views of the Alabama River and pristine, undeveloped flood plain across the river makes these parcels among the most interesting opportunities anywhere in the region and, for that matter, the entire state. The site sits across from Overlook Park, which is scheduled to receive improvements, and the Downtown Farm, and is conveniently located adjacent to Interstate 65 which provides easy access and visibility to this area. Best of all, these parcels are located just blocks from Montgomery’s exciting entertainment district, Riverwalk Stadium, convention center, performing arts center, and numerous other cultural and entertainment destinations.

The City of Montgomery acquired these parcels in 2010 and, in February 2011, conducted a Master Plan charrette focused specifically on this area. This charrette, led by Dover, Kohl & Partners, developed a block scale master plan for this prominent site and built upon the previous Downtown Master Plan that Dover-Kohl conducted in September 2006 that also included this area. The parcels lie within the jurisdiction of the Downtown SmartCode zoning adopted in 2007.

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