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  1. Opelika OKs new retail center It looks like TigerTown and The Shoppes at Capps Farm will soon be retail rivals near heavily traveled I-85. A public hearing was held on the proposed retail commercial shopping center during Tuesday's Opelika City Council meeting. The center, located on the southeast corner of Exit 58 off I-85, is slated to stretch 370,000-square-feet. The 62-acre property would include retail, restaurants and its own movie theatre and would also boast a children's playground and open-air amphitheater.
  2. Anyone know when it is supposed to open?
  3. Yea, that Jerry's Curb Service place was doomed from the beginning. That is definitely not the best use for that site. I think it would be best if Carmike Cinemas bought the property and paved it over because their parking is slammed on the weekends. That location will be bought up fast I am sure. There is another Starbucks going in on Fort Benning I believe.
  4. Airport eyes new airline, commercial development: 20 acres fronting Airport Thruway to get retail, offices, possibly a hotel Looks like the Columbus Metropolitan Airport is about to takeoff literally! American Airlines might be coming with a direct flight to Dallas/Fort Worth. Here is the article Airport Growth.
  5. I haven't heard about this development until now. It is totally new. It is an excellent location due to the access of J.R. Allen Parkway. I knew that Home Depot was looking into that area. They were looking at a site directly across from Swift where the new Midland Wal-Mart is going in. There is one going in on River Road. The one that is being built on Williams Road is being developed by the Woodruff Company in Columbus. They are expected to start construction soon. There is so much activity going on it is hard to keep up!
  6. Trendy Lifestyle Center Planned for North Columbus: "Buckhead of Columbus" Developers from Columbus and Atlanta are teaming up to build an upscale complex of shopping, dining, entertainment, office and residential establishments off Blackmon Road in north Columbus. The new center is planned on 40 acres. The development is being built by Jacoby Development, the company that helped to build Atlantic Station. The Columbus development will be comprised of 300,400 square feet of ground-floor retail and second-floor office space. There also will be some loft apartments and an apartment complex catering to "active seniors" age 55 and over. Rounding out the project will be a village green park, an amphitheater and walking trails that will give those using the community a place to socialize. Atlanta-based Almquist Hansen LLC will develop the apartments. The apartment complex, which will be situated off Blackmon Road adjacent to Sonoma Pointe subdivision, will be four stories. It is to include a swimming pool, hot tub, spa, wellness center, fitness area, a business center and private conference centers. Here is the article and site plan New Development
  7. I-185 revamp in the works I-185 Widening
  8. That is absolutely amazing!! The design is truly spectacular!
  9. I know it is not a good indication of the true area. Lee County, Alabama, which sits right across from Columbus, is the Auburn/Opelika MSA. Columbus looks a lot smaller than what it truly is. Hopefully by 2010 Lee County will have enough commuters to be included in the Columbus MSA. That would add over 130,000 to the MSA. I am not sure if they count Ft. Bennings population in with the MSA too. By 2010 there will be a significant jump, especially in city population. I would imagine that the city population will have between 210,000 - 215,000.
  10. FedEx to double size of sorting center: $5 million sorting facility part of package delivery firm's upgrade for growth FedEx needs more room to grow its Columbus operation. It is more than doubling the size of its local sorting facility, with plans to add 53 jobs over the next five years. FedEx is building a 55,656-square-foot center at 7701 Chattsworth Road. The new facility is in Muscogee Technology Park. . The new building, which will be expandable to 72,048 square feet, has actually been under construction for about a month. Work on the concrete foundation is already under way. FedEx Ground's Columbus operation has a delivery area that ranges west to Auburn and Opelika, east to Talbotton, Ga., north to Hogansville, Ga., and south to Cusseta and Lumpkin, Ga.
  11. Yes, it is primarily military dependent. Fort Benning is located in the county. Since Columbus is running out of land to develop as well as affordable housing for military personnel, Chattahoochee is seeing a lot of new growth in subdivision development. A new high school just opened as well. I would imagine that the population fluctuations have to do with deployment. It will be interesting to see the growth patterns of the county as BRAC takes affect starting in 2008.
  12. Columbus is growing at an insane rate! BRAC hasn't even begun yet. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Chattahoochee County had the biggest percentage gain in population in the country from 2005 to 2006. According to the Census Bureau, Chattahoochee County grew 13.2%. Columbus has done well to with 1.5% growth between 2005-2006.
  13. Ashley Station sparks $100M investment: Former public housing will evolve into residential, retail community Project Rendering From the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer:
  14. It is a hotel I believe, but I am not sure which one though
  15. Mixed-use development planned for Whitesville-Whittlesey intersection: A development that could include a mix of retail, hotel and office space is being planned at the northeast corner of Whitesville and Whittlesey roads in north Columbus. Thomas and Rupert McCardle, owners of about 13.5 acres, are seeking to have the property rezoned to general commercial. The land, situated across from the Fox Chapel subdivision, a Columbus Bank & Trust branch and Hollywood Connection, now bears two zoning classifications
  16. What landscaping company are you talking about?
  17. Welcome to the forum! I was hoping that was where Bonefish Grill was going in. Keep on posting!
  18. Greystone constructing major apartment complex: $20 million development off Williams Road will be called Greystone Falls A Columbus apartment developer is constructing a major complex on Williams Road near the Georgia Welcome Center and Interstate 185. The $20 million complex
  19. The exodus, which is called overflow I believe, will greatly help out states such as GA, SC, and NC.
  20. Article on the widening of Whittlesey Road: Road Widening
  21. Ice Rink and Skate Park Planned for South Commons: On Tuesday, Columbus City Councilors voted to move forward with plans to build a new skate park and ice rink. The plan is to build the skate park near the old naval museum. The ice rink will be an extension of the Columbus Civic Center. This sounds really cool! More information should be available for both of the projects soon.
  22. Yea it is most likely a hotel. They are already on the third floor. I think you are right, it is probably the Country Inn and Suites that was mentioned in an earlier article.
  23. Nope not sure what it is. I noticed it under construction when I was home a few weeks ago. Hopefully a sign will go up soon.
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