Aerial map from RBY Retail website
Tattersall Park aerial map
The 75-acre Tattersall Park site is shown in white at the right of this photo, near the northeast intersection of U.S. 280 and Alabama 119, next to Greystone.
EBSCO appears to be trying to revive commercial development plans for about 75 vacant acres near the corner of U.S. 280 and Alabama 119.
The Tattersall Park commercial, office and residential development that was approved by the city of Hoover in 2002 at the northeast corner of the intersection ended up stalling and never happened.
Now, EBSCO has changed its design and is coming back to the city of Hoover Monday night to seek a zoning change for part of the property.
When Tattersall Park was approved in 2002, it included about 700,000 square feet of retail space, several mid-rise office buildings with 340,000 square feet of space, a 200-room hotel, movie theater and 120-200 condos, town houses or loft apartments.
But when the development stalled, the Planned Urban Development mixed-use zoning that had been approved went away after a year and reverted to the previous zoning on the land, Hoover planning consultant Bob House said.
That means that, now, part of the property is zoned as a community business district (which does not allow residential use), and another piece carries no zoning, House said. On Monday night, EBSCO is asking for the piece without zoning to be zoned as a community business district as well, House said.
Reached by phone Sunday night, House could not recall the exact acreage of the land for which rezoning is being sought but he said it lies right at the corner of Alabama 119 and Greystone Way, across from the St. Vincent’s One Nineteen Health & Wellness. It is surrounded by commercial property on all sides, he said.
RBY Retail, run by Richard B. Yeilding, is serving as the exclusive development agent for EBSCO, according to information on the RBY Retail website.
The website says the 75-acre Tattersall Park development will feature retail stores, hotels, restaurants, medical facilities and residences.
Site plan from RBY Retail website
Tattersall Park Nov 2015 site plan
The RBY Retail website shows this November 2015 site plan for the revived Tattersall Park mixed-use development near the northeast corner of U.S. 280 and Alabama 119, next to Greystone.
It includes a site development plan from November 2015 that shows a 123,000-square-foot anchor store, six “junior anchor” stores, a gas station and 11 outparcels, including a 5.6-acre outparcel for a four-story, 200-unit residential development.
However, Yeilding said Monday morning that the current zoning on the property does not permit residential development and EBSCO has no plans to request that in the future. Also, the site development plan frequently fluctuates depending on the level of interest by potential clients, he said.
"We continue to look at all opportunities for restaurants, hotels, office buildings and retail uses on the property," Yeilding said.
The original Tattersall Park development plan included a potential movie theater, and Yeilding said his company is evaluating any type of entertainment venue that is interested in that market.
Another one of the outparcels shows the Brookwood Medical Center stand-alone emergency department that opened in November along Alabama 119.
The proposed site development plan shows three entrances to Tattersall Park off Alabama 119, one off U.S. 280 and two off Greystone Way.
Community business district zoning in Hoover allows office buildings, barber or beauty shops, banks, convenience stores, drug stores, dry cleaning businesses, laundromats, day care facilities, grocery stores, restaurants, auto dealerships, building material sales (no outside lumber yards), bakeries, motels and hotels, theaters, veterinary clinics, nursing homes, department stores, furniture stores, auto parts stores and other retail stores.
The “Tattersall Park” property has been mostly cleared for more than a decade and used as off-site parking for PGA golf tournaments at the Greystone Golf & Country Club and Shoal Creek Country Club.
Regarding the Tattersall Park property, Monday’s Hoover Planning and Zoning Commission meeting likely will only deal with the portion of the property for which rezoning has been requested.
In other business Monday night, the Planning and Zoning Commission is scheduled to consider:
- Preliminary plans for the first sector of the Blackridge community, containing 126 houses, just past the planned 500-house Lake Wilborn community being built at the end of Stadium Trace Parkway. Zoning for the 1,523-acre and 1,150-house Blackridge community was approved June 7. Read more about Blackridge here.
- A request to allow the sale of beer and table wine for consumption off the premises at Fred’s Store #1840 at 3317 Lorna Road.
- A request to allow the sale of liquor at Vecchia Pizzeria and Mercato at 610 Preserve Parkway, Suite 100.
The Planning and Zoning Commission’s work session at the Hoover Municipal Center is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m., with an action meeting following at 5:30 p.m. Both meetings are open to the public.
This article was updated at 11:17 a.m. on July 11 with comments from leasing agent Richard Yeilding.