From the Trussville Tribune staff reports
TRUSSVILLE – Major changes are coming to downtown Trussville and the Trussville Tribune knows you have questions about the city’s plans to turn downtown into a bustling entertainment district.
That’s why we put together a Town Hall Panel with Mayor Buddy Choat, City Council members and designers of the redevelopment project to provide details about the revitalization project that is set to open at the end of 2018.
The “Let’s Talk Trussville” Town Hall Panel, sponsored by Alabama Power, will be held at 6 p.m. March 6 at the Trussville Civic Center. Come at 5:30 p.m. to see renderings of the development and talk to panelists about the plans one-on-one.
The entertainment district will include an event stage, large pavilion, retail shops, and several new restaurants, including Melt, Edgar’s Bakery, Trussville Common House, Slag Heap Brewing Co., and a second craft beer brewery. The city envisions that the redevelopment project will preserve and grow the historic downtown area.
“I’m looking forward to sharing details with our residents about the city’s commitment and investment in several projects that are going on or planned around our city,” Mayor Buddy Choat said.
Improvements include making the intersection of Main Street and Chalkville Mountain Road, which is considered the heart of Trussville, into a gateway, with sidewalks, a wider turn radius, and decorative street lights. To create the gateway, the corner portion of the former Braden Furniture buildings will be razed for a public plaza that includes a unique city fountain.
Many more details will be revealed and discussed at the Town Hall Panel.