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Constellation Huntsville, Construction Updates


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#1 HSVTiger

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Posted 30 May 2007 - 02:17 PM

Now that this project has been formally announced a new thread would seem to be in order.
The latest, demolition is continuing of the old Market Square structure.
Heart of Huntsville Drive is basically complete, this road runs along the east side of the development.
The new bridge connecting to Monroe St. beside the Embassy Suite is progressing rapidly.
Bids are out on construction of the entire project.

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#2 Alabadrock

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Posted 30 May 2007 - 02:19 PM

What's the proposed height of the tallest buildings?

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Posted 30 May 2007 - 02:26 PM

What's the proposed height of the tallest buildings?


Earlier it was stated that the buildings would be between 3-8 floors, :angry:
with the hotels being the tallest. BUT this is tenative and the final design is fluid, so there could be some changes.
Anything more than ten is doubtful though. Maybe the next projects that this will help create will stretch up.

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 07:39 AM

Scott McLain the developer back from retailer conference with optimistic outlook

Just back from his 22nd trip to the International Council of Shopping Centers annual spring convention, Huntsville commercial developer Scott McLain is optimistic about the local retail scene.

"We're well-positioned and well-recognized in the region as a profitable and prosperous retail market," said McLain. "Retailers have discovered the Huntsville market and are very interested in investing here.

"We're clearly on the map."

That's good news for McLain, who's searching for retail tenants for a planned $150 million development at the old Market Square site near downtown Huntsville. The proposed Constellation complex is to include two hotels, restaurants, shops, a condominium or apartment tower, offices and parking.

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 01:35 PM

sure seems like it is taking a long time to knock this building down, they are being careful it looks like. Construction on the new hotels probably won't begin until the fall anyway.

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Posted 08 June 2007 - 03:19 PM

sure seems like it is taking a long time to knock this building down, they are being careful it looks like. Construction on the new hotels probably won't begin until the fall anyway.

When is the project scheduled to be completed?

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Posted 08 June 2007 - 03:25 PM

When is the project scheduled to be completed?


I hard timeline has not been announced but late 2008 or spring 2009 would be my guess.

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Posted 08 June 2007 - 04:38 PM

^They were saying 2010 in the Huntsville Times article.

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Posted 31 July 2007 - 03:21 PM

any updates/ tenant possibilities besides the initial examples out there? The site is nearly ready for the hotel construction.

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 07:24 AM

still no updates on this, all that remains is the tanning salon and it won't be there much longer.
Construction should begin this fall on the hotels.

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Posted 18 September 2007 - 11:36 AM

well the site is basically clear now , all of the previous buildings are gone.
The new bridge (Williams Street) is also finished, not open to traffic yet.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 11:34 AM

The site will be used for Big Spring Jam parking this week . After that we should begin to see signs of construction.
Big Spring Jam is Huntsville's large outdoor music festival downtown.
http://www.bigspringjam.org/

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Posted 01 October 2007 - 09:25 AM

Jams over. Let's get some new news on this project! I'm getting bored. :)

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Posted 01 November 2007 - 10:27 AM

Well with Bridge Street opening today and it will continue to open in phases over the next 6 months, pressure will shift to
Constellation. The hotels are anxious to break ground at they may happen soon. There we're some issues I think with
the city over some infrastructure but none are deal breakers.

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 06:07 PM

EDIT:
http://www.whnt.com/...y.asp?S=7304669

Scott McLain confirmed that there will NOT be a Cheesecake Factory or a Hard Rock Cafe at Constellation, but the tenants will be "different than what you see when you travel." Not a bad idea. Hope to see what he comes up with soon.

Edited by jmanhsv, 02 November 2007 - 06:44 PM.


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Posted 04 November 2007 - 09:27 PM

How Hard Rock is still in business is a mystery. Cheesecake, that's ok you can get their deserts at Costco.

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Posted 05 November 2007 - 12:33 PM

EDIT:
http://www.whnt.com/...y.asp?S=7304669

Scott McLain confirmed that there will NOT be a Cheesecake Factory or a Hard Rock Cafe at Constellation, but the tenants will be "different than what you see when you travel." Not a bad idea. Hope to see what he comes up with soon.


I hope they push hard to have some locally owned businesses. McLain summed it up exactly about Hard Rock, it is a "been there, done that, got the T-shirt" kind of place. We don't have the kind of tourism to support one and I wouldn't want one anyway. A Dave and Buster's would be cool, hopefully they are pursuing that or a similar style place like Jillian's.

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 12:25 PM

Looks like some preliminary site work is beginning for the hotels.
Also work on Woodson street which will tie into the development is underway.

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 08:50 AM

Q&A from the Huntsville Times

Q. What happened to the Constellation project in downtown Huntsville? I heard about it back in May but haven't heard anything since. Is that project still on the map?

A. Yes, said Scott McLain, Constellation's developer. McLain said the site's two Marriott hotels, Courtyard and SpringHill Suites, will acquire their property next month and begin construction in January. Once some road access details are made final, deals with stores and restaurants can begin, he said.

The $150 million project at the old MarketSquare Heart of Huntsville mall site will have small shops and restaurants on the ground level and larger retailers on the second floor. McLain said working out agreements with retailers can take several months.

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 03:38 PM

well, nothing yet, looks like some prep work is taking place but we still wait.