Ground broken for construction on the Arcadia mixed-use development

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City officials and representatives from Retail Specialists and Bobo Development were on hand to break ground for the Arcadia building Monday. (City of Huntsville)

Monday marked a big day for development in Huntsville, as ground was broken for the Arcadia, a new mixed-use development coming to one of the city’s busiest areas.

The new development is located on the corner of Bradford and Wynn Drive in the heart of Cummings Research Park. Here are more details:

Details on the Arcadia

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The Arcadia will contain 231 residential units and retail space on the first floor. (Retail Specialists)

The Arcadia will be located on one of the busiest corners in the city and will be right across the street from the new Alabama School of Cyber Technology.

Once complete (sometime in 2024), floors 2-5 of the building will contain 231 residential units, while the first floor will offer:

  • 17,350 square-feet of commercial ground floor space.
  • 11,575 square-feet of co-working/office space and retail space.
  • 5,775 square-feet of restaurant/retail space.
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The Arcadia is located on the corner of Bradford and Wynn Drive in the heart of Cummings Research Park. (Retail Specialists)

Who’s building and leasing the development?

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Mayor Tommy Battle shakes hands with Retail Specialists CEO Robert Jolly at the Arcadia groundbreaking Monday. (City of Huntsville)

The mixed-use structure is being developed by Bobo Development Group, Retail Specialists, and Boaz Ventures. Capstone Building Corporation has started construction on the development, which is designed and engineered by Williams Blackstock Architects.

“With Huntsville’s current and projected growth, this new project is breaking ground at a perfect time. Arcadia is coming to the market as Huntsville continues a population boom creating demand for housing. The retail and restaurant amenities that will accompany the residential units at Arcadia are ideal for someone that wants to live and work in a high-end development.”

James Bobo, chief executive officer at Bobo Development Group

Residential and commercial units are slated for late 2024, according to a statement from Retail Specialists.

“This development will be a significant one for Huntsville and Cummings Research Park. We hope it acts as a catalyst for continued growth in the area.”

Robert Jolly, chief executive officer of Retail Specialists

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