A number of exciting developments are in the works in Alabama’s capital city, including the $50M Montgomery Whitewater Project. Keep reading to find out more!
1. Montgomery Whitewater Project ($50M)
Starting in Summer 2023, residents of Montgomery won’t have to travel far to experience the thrill of whitewater rafting. On June 11th, officials broke ground on the Montgomery Whitewater Project, an upcoming world-class Olympic-standard whitewater and outdoor activities center located on 120 acres in Alabama’s capital city. Once complete, the facility will be one of the very few recirculating whitewater parks in the country.
So how does it work? The pump-powered, recirculating water course will feature two channels—one for experts and one for first-timers—that will carry kayakers & whitewater rafters throughout the park. And that’s not all. In addition to the whitewater course, the park will include zip lines, rope courses, rock climbing courses and more. The Montgomery Whitewater Project is expected to celebrate their grand opening in Summer 2023.
2. City Fed Restaurant ($3.9M)
Montgomery’s historic City Federal Savings & Loan Building—not to be confused with Birmingham’s City Federal Building—is getting a complete renovation, thanks to a partnership between Vintage Hospitality Group LLC and GCA Properties Manager Tom Blount. Located at 36 and 46 Commerce Street, this mixed-use development includes two historic buildings with a central, outdoor dining area.
Once complete, the development’s main attraction will be Ravello, an Italian restaurant featuring authentic dishes inspired by Italy’s Amalfi Coast. In addition, the project will include a ballroom with antique heart pine floors, a cellar, two mezzanines, the central courtyard and more.
The City Fed project is expected to be complete in 2021.
3. Grove Court Apartments
Built in 1947, Montgomery’s historic Grove Court Apartments have been abandoned since the 1990s, but the buildings’ bones are still strong. Earlier this year, developer GCA Properties, LLC purchased the site with the intention to restore a historic building that had been a local eyesore for decades.
GCA Properties plans to have the Grove Court Apartments ready for business by 2023.
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