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Developer of property across from Winn-Dixie on Hwy 11 withdraws rezoning application

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports

TRUSSVILLE — A potential developer of property on U.S. Highway 11, across from Winn-Dixie in Trussville, has withdrawn a rezoning application to change the property from R2 residential to a combination of C2 commercial and RG residential garden homes.

The original plan did not sit well with some residents in nearby neighborhoods. A Facebook page was created titled, “Stop Development across from Winn Dixie in Downtown Trussville,” and it gained nearly 400 members. Many of those with concerns have presented their issues to the city council and with the planning and zoning committee.

David Stovall said he and his client are going back to the drawing board to come up with a different plan for the property.

“We have heard the concerns voiced by the City Council and the adjacent property owners,” Stovall said. “We are currently working on a revised plan that we believe will address many of those concerns and we plan to present that plan to the Planning and Zoning Board as soon as we can get on their agenda.”

Developer David Stovall presents plans during city council meeting

Stovall did not go into detail about what ideas are being considered for the property. The property is currently zoned C2.

The property is bordered by homes on Dew Drive and Birch Street. The original plan included an upscale garden home subdivision, a gas station and a new Trussville City Schools Board of Education building.

Concerns from residents of nearby properties included added traffic, school overcrowding, less green space, the smell of gas and garbage, water runoff and noise.

There is no word on when the new plans will be brought to the planning and zoning committee.

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