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Company has U.S. 11 property under option for possible mall

By Gary Lloyd

TRUSSVILLE — A company has an option on a stretch of property along U.S. Highway 11 in Trussville that could be the site of a future mall.

Blackwater Resources has the option on property starting at Gloria’s Hair Salon and up to and including the boarded-up house across from the Tutwiler Farm subdivision entrance, said Trussville City Clerk Lynn Porter.

“They are trying to get options on the remainder of the property between the boarded-up house and the historical Presbyterian Church, but that was not finalized the last time I heard from them,” Porter said.

Porter said the company has about 70 percent of the space spoken for with no duplication of retailers already in Trussville. Porter said the company has not disclosed who the retailers are.

Porter said the site’s entrance will be at the traffic light at Tutwiler Farm. It will require rezoning and plat approval prior to construction. Porter said the company indicated that it would like to be under construction this summer.

According to Blackwater Resources’ website, the company has managed and leased properties at the Vestavia City Center, Patton Creek in Hoover, the River Trace Shopping Center in Gadsden, the Northside Mall in Dothan and the Market Shoppes in Decatur.

A message sent to Blackwater Resources was not immediately returned Wednesday morning.

We will update this story as more information becomes available.

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