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City to Build New Police Station on North Side of Huntsville

After considering several possible locations, Huntsville City Council has chosen to locate the City’s new police station on the north side of town close to other law enforcement facilities. The site is located at the intersection of FM 2821 and Rosenwall Road, just east of the Walker County Sheriff’s Office and Jail.

 

The property is an undeveloped 50.6-acre tract currently owned by PFHC LTD of Lufkin. The motion to approve the purchase of the property limited the purchase price to $998,000. It was unanimously approved by the eight members of the nine-member Council present at the May 1, 2018 meeting.

 

According to information provided at the meeting, the City plans to develop approximately 5 acres for the police station and hold the rest of the land in reserve for future consideration.

 

Prior to this decision, the City had also considered the location of the old City Hospital on 11th Street as well as a tract on Highway 75N, just north of 11th Street.

 

The City also plans to build a new fire station on the site of the current fire station on Sam Houston Avenue in the University area of the City.

 

Both of these new projects are the result of the approval by the voters of Proposition 1 on the November 2016 ballot. That Proposition requested $31 Million for the construction of new Public Safety Facilities.

 

Brookview Subdivision Rezoned  

Council also unanimously approved a proposal initiated by the Brookview Homeowners Association to rezone that neighborhood from “Management” to “Neighborhood Conservation.” That action limits any future development in the subdivision to single family homes only; no commercial or multi-family development will be allowed.

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