Mixed-use development planned for area near Joe Davis Stadium

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A mixed-use project adjacent to Joe Davis Stadium is in the works. (Crunkleton Associates)

The term “mixed-use” to describe developments and construction projects has become much more common these days, especially in Huntsville, where the city is seeing tremendous growth and developers look to accomodate the increasing population and retail demands.

The latest mixed-use project is Stadium Commons, a development planned for the area adjacent to Joe Davis Stadium, which itself is undergoing construction.

Some details about Stadium Commons

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Stadium Commons will be built between Memorial Parkway and Joe Davis Stadium. (Crunkleton Associates)

Located directly off South Memorial Parkway in Huntsville, Stadium Commons will feature retail spots and restaurants, and is part of a larger development that includes apartments and an on-site hotel.

The site is very visible and sees an estimated 120,809 vehicles per day in passing. It’s also within close proximity to numerous residential neighborhoods and Downtown Huntsville’s main business district.

Here are a few more details:

  • The site for the development is the former home of Hollywood 18 movie theaters.
  • The Stadium Commons concept calls for seven structures in addition to the hotel.
  • The largest building, according to plans, is described as a “market hall” that will include about 14,000 square feet.
  • The development complements the ongoing $28 million refurbishment of Joe Davis Stadium.
  • An expected completion date has not been announced, but developers are trying to align completion with the Joe Davis Stadium project.
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A compliment to the renovations to ‘The Joe’

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The new Joe Davis Stadium is expected to be completed in the spring of 2023. (Chapman Sisson)

Renovations to Joe Davis Stadium will be completed by this time next, year, according to developers Chapman-Sisson. Stadium Commons looks to compliment the newly renovated stadium and become a profitable neighbor to The Joe.

Here are some of the highlights of the Joe Davis Stadium renovation project:

  • Huntsville approved the $27.7-million contract with Lee Builders to renovate Joe Davis Stadium last year.
  • The 14-month remodel will deliver a modern sports facility to accommodate high school football, lacrosse and soccer, plus city sports clinics and special events.
  • Seating capacity will be reduced from 10,000 to 6,600 to allow for open terraces and better visibility for patrons.
  • The city has plans to host a minor league soccer team at the new venue.
  • A new synthetic turf field
  • LED Sports Lighting with Full Color Animation
  • A new restroom & concession building with expanded food service options
  • Renovated locker rooms
  • Officials locker rooms
  • Field-level boxes
  • Terraced seating on the north side

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Michael Seale
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