Map courtesy of City of Hoover / image by Jeff Thompson.
Patton Chapel Road Phase III
In the next phase of construction on Patton Chapel Road, it will be connected as a thoroughfare with Preserve Parkway. Chapel Road and Chapel Lane would also be connected during the project to produce a four-way intersection.
More construction is coming to Patton Chapel Road, this time near Gwin Elementary and Simmons Middle Schools.
During its regular meeting on March 17, the Hoover City Council authorized Mayor Gary Ivey to sell small tracts of city-owned property to Jefferson County for $1. The tracts, located at 1581 and 1591 Patton Chapel and at 3400 Hurricane Road, would be used for easements and rights-of-way regarding the Patton Chapel Phase III Project.
Phase III will redirect Patton Chapel Road from U.S. 31, Chapel Road by Simmons Middle School, Chapel Lane toward Patton Creek Shopping Center and Preserve Parkway into a four-way intersection.
The four roads would converge near where Preserve Parkway currently meets Patton Chapel Road. Those two roads would connect as a thoroughfare, as would Chapel Road and Chapel Lane.
“This involves the straightening of Patton Chapel and removal of the double-white lines we’ve heard so many complaints about,” Council President Jack Wright said during the meeting.
Hoover Executive Director Allen Pate said he anticipated approximately nine months would be required to collect rights-of-way, and construction would require 12 to 18 months.
In other business, the Council:
• Authorized Mayor Ivey to execute an agreement for construction, engineering and inspection for a sidewalk extension on Hackberry Lane. The project, projected to travel along the north side of the road from Queensview Road to Running Brook Road, is reimbursable through the Alabama Department of Transportation.
• Scheduled five public hearings for its April 7 regular meeting. These include:
- To hear comments from residents regarding the City’s development agreement with Patton Creek Investments, LLC.
- To hear comments on the reaffirmation, ratification and approval of the City’s redevelopment agreement with Riverchase Anchor Acquisition, LLC.
- To consider a request for beer and wine sales at Vecchia Pizzeria in the Preserve. The restaurant is slated to be launched soon by Bernard Tamburello, former owner of La Dolce Vita and Bellini’s Ristorante.
-To consider rezoning Estes Warehouse Tires, 3420 Old Columbiana Road, to Community Business District and allowing the sale of tires.
- To consider rezoning 3237 Oriole Drive to Single Family Estate District.