From The Tribune staff reports
TRUSSVILLE — The first reading and public hearing regarding Glendale Farms at Carrington is scheduled for Tuesday, May 10, at 6 p.m., with city workshop beginning at 5 p.m. at Trussville City Hall.
According to the Trussville City Council, the second reading and vote are scheduled for Thursday, May 19, at 6 p.m.
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The property’s existing conditions brought forward proximity to 250 acres that had industrial zoning. The zoning was amended from an industrial to a recommendation of a planned unit development (PUD). The developers have been working with the various Planning and Zoning Committee members to develop a development plan that would ultimately lead to being a PUD zoning.
Trussville residents voiced their concerns about the Glendale Farms at Carrington proposed development at the Planning and Zoning meeting on Monday, April 11. As a result, the Planning and Zoning Committee sent the PUD back to Trussville City Council with a negative recommendation.
Upon reviewing the changes and hearing citizens’ concerns, P&Z reversed course and voted 5-4 against the proposed neighborhood. However, developers can still choose to take the plan to the City Council, which has the final say.
The proposed development includes approximately 20 acres to be donated to Trussville City Schools. According to comments from developers in multiple public meetings, the elementary school would house 1,000 students, and school officials told him that they could “make it work” by building two stories.
In a previous city workshop meeting, the Managing Director of Redmont Consulting Group and the development consultant on the project, Doug Neil, explained that the goal was also to look to solve challenges and problems that affected not only the Glendale Farms community that the developers brought on by the development of this project but also to consider the surrounding neighborhoods and other issues. Specifically, as it is related to the rail line, to deliver a masterplan project that would enhance the community by providing a vibrant and inspiring place to live and learn. This would be a testament to the vision of city leaders by incorporating timeless architecture, then trying to build a project that takes advantage of the locational characteristics, understanding the market demand, and then “hopefully that would seamlessly integrate into the Trussville community.”
The story will be updated when more information is available.