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I-459 apartment rezoning
The city of Hoover is seeking to rezone about 273 acres along Interstate 459 to keep it from being developed into apartments.
The Hoover Planning and Zoning Commission on Monday night is scheduled to vote on whether to recommend rezoning 273 acres along Interstate 459 to keep it from being developed for apartments.
In an unusual move, city officials are the ones seeking the rezoning instead of the property owners.
U.S. Steel has been trying to get 139 acres subdivided to accommodate 820 apartments on a stretch of land it owns just south of I-459 between Preserve Parkway and Chapel Lane. But the Hoover planning board has twice rejected U.S. Steel’s request, citing an incomplete application.
Now, the city wants to rezone that property and another 134 acres from multi-family use to commercial and single-family use. Other property owners for the land being considered for rezoning Monday night include Ina Ballenger, the Meade Whitaker Sr. Living Trust, and William Paul Glass and Sherry Barrington, city records show.
Also on Monday’s agenda:
- USS Real Estate is seeking approval of preliminary plans for the first 10 of 499 lots in the Lake Wilborn community at the current end of Stadium Trace Parkway.
- Byrom Building Corp. is seeking approval to add another office building in Southlake Park off Valleydale Road.
- Ed and Barbara Randle are seeking approval to use The Hoover House at 2255 Tyler Road as a venue for weddings, corporate meetings and similar social functions.
- Jane Fickling is seeking approval to divide one lot at 538 Shades Crest Road into three lots. The property is zoned as an E-2 single-family estate district.
The Hoover Planning and Zoning Commission’s meeting is in the William J. Billingsley Council Chambers at the Hoover Municipal Center. A work session is set for 5 p.m., and an action meeting is at 5:30 p.m. Both are open to the public. See the meeting agenda.