For nearly two years, Hoover residents and officials have worked together to create a blueprint of visions and goals for the city and developers to work towards. One of those goals is to encourage the growth of mixed-use developments in the city. Now, a massive 882-acre mixed-use project is in the works by Ross Bridge.
Signature Homes is Taking the Lead
Local developers have their eyes on 2101 Highway 150, an 882-acre plot of land just south of Ross Bridge. According to the Hoover Sun, residential real estate development company Signature Homes is proposing to build up to 2,800 residential dwellings and 600,000 square feet of commercial retail and office space on the property.
Now, if the project go forward it would more than double the amount of residential homes in Ross Bridge. However, it would likely take more than a decade to complete.
Here are the Details
As submitted to the Jefferson County Planning Commission, the conceptual plan lists out four primary “zones” of the project:
- Town Center — 144 acres with 900 residential units and 500,000 square feet of commercial, retail and office space.
- Village Center — 155 acres in the center of the development with up to 100,000 square feet of commercial space and 750 residential units including: single-family homes, duplexes, triplexes, quadplexes, town houses and multi-family units.
- Medium-Density Residential — 292 acres with a mixture of 1,150 homes.
- Common Space — 242 acres.
According to Signature Homes President Jonathan Belcher, the primary focus of the development is to fill the void of affordable homes within the Birmingham metro area. In addition, the project could form a trail system to connect the residents with Moss Rock Nature Preserve.
Signature Homes is requesting that the property be rezoned into an R-7 Planned Unit District. Next, the Planning & Zoning Commission of Jefferson County is holding a public hearing for the project on September 10 to gauge public reception.