Hoover’s oldest neighborhood is getting a makeover. Last night, the Hoover City Council voted to move forward with a proposed redevelopment of Bluff Park Village. We have the details!
Bluff Park Village Gets a Facelift
Bluff Park is known for being a family-friendly neighborhood. The proposed redevelopment includes updating its main shopping center, Bluff Park Village, to have a more walkable feel.
“This is an opportunity to have a quaint neighborhood village similar to other areas around Birmingham.”Allan Rice, city administrator, City of Hoover
In the proposed plan, the Piggly Wiggly and Mills Pharmacy located across the street in Shades Mountain Plaza would move over to Bluff Park Village. Other improvements to the retail center include parking, sidewalks and landscaping—be prepared for a glow-up!
A New & Improved Pig
The Piggly Wiggly is set to expand as part of the new development. The grocery store is becoming well-known across town for their impressive wine selection, and there will be more bottles to choose from at the new location in Bluff Park Village.
Residents will also enjoy a larger seafood and deli selection. Who’s hungry?
“The whole project has been in the works for over two years. It’s a huge piece of the mayor’s economic development strategy. We’ve done a lot of incentives for brand new commercial, but this is important to us because it’s the redevelopment of existing commercial.”Allan Rice, city administrator, City of Hoover
New Community Gathering Place
A notable aspect of the design is a new space for members of the community to plan events and hang out. Think a neighborhood music festival or art show.
Now that the Hoover City Council has approved the development agreement with Harden Properties, LLC (the owner of Bluff Park Village) and Piggly Wiggly, which includes tax incentives for the two companies, the project moves on to the construction phase.
The goal is for the Piggly Wiggly to be open by summer 2021.
“We’re very excited about it—we think it will become the heartbeat of Bluff Park.”Allan Rice, city administrator, City of Hoover
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