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New 'Arcadia' development to 'revitalize Cummings Research Park East

The development was initiated as part of the 2016 CRP Master Plan, and 2016 Urban Renewal Plan.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Sixty years and counting Cummings Research Park attracts the best and brightest in technology and research.

After all, the Rocket City is considered the Silicon Valley of the South! Now work is underway to add a new development to CPR’s East end.

The development was initiated as part of the 2016 CRP Master Plan, and 2016 Urban Renewal Plan.

All of this rubble - soon to be clear from the grounds of what used to be the old Catholic High School to now what will be called Arcadia.

The mixed-use development will be located on Bradford and Wynn Drives.

“That Bradford and Wynn intersection is a critical intersection for our Research Park. Not only in the number of cars that pass through that intersection but in the number of businesses and employees that are located near that very critical intersection that desire walkability, and the places where they choose to spend their money,” said Cummings Research Park Executive Director HSV Chamber, Erin Koshut.

The mixed-use development includes 12,000 square feet of office space and 7,000 square feet of retail space.

Retail recruitment now underway. “Those results have been shared with retail specialists as they work to develop retail and recruit retail that aligns with what employees want.”

The new space is expected to also have 251 apartment units. Cummings Research Park Executive Director with Huntsville Madison County Chamber Erin Koshut says 30 people a day are moving into the Huntsville market.

“That number is only going to increase through efforts that the community is doing to recruit people to move to Huntsville.”

”Having it in CRPE strategically located near the Cyber School, near UAH, near many of the companies and making that living option convenient to those is a critical success factor for the park moving forward.”

Once the demolition is all clear, the groundbreaking is expected early this Spring. The new development is set to be completed by late next year or early 2024.

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