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Trussville considering zoning amendment for downtown

By Gary Lloyd

TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville City Council will host a joint workshop Thursday, June 26 at 6 p.m. at Trussville City Hall to discuss a possible amendment to the planned unit development portion of the city’s zoning ordinance.

If approved, the amendment would allow a planned unit development on sites of four acres or more when situated within the downtown district or the transition district. The original idea for this was to assist in the redevelopment of the quadrants in the downtown core.

There’s now a development group interested in doing a mixed use development on a site within the downtown district beyond the core quadrants, according to city officials.

Trussville City Hall
photo by Gary Lloyd

The development group has a plan for a six-acre site that would generally comply with the proposed regulations and has agreed to allow the city to use their renderings to demonstrate what could be done in this scenario. Density is an element that will need to be addressed by consensus at this meeting.

Officials from the Trussville City Council, Planning and Zoning Board, Downtown Redevelopment Authority and Design Review Committee will be on hand for the meeting.

If there is general agreement with the proposed regulations at Thursday’s meeting, the city council would like to begin public hearings in July to be ready for an application later this summer.

Contact Gary Lloyd at news@trussvilletribune.com and follow him on Twitter @GaryALloyd.

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