Three development teams have begun joint work on a $100 million mixed-use development just south of downtown Huntsville. Located on the former Councill Courts public housing site, Twickenham Square will include 246 loft-style apartments, a Publix supermarket, a hotel and a five-story office building all designed as a pedestrian-friendly urban ensemble.
Bristol Development Group, based in the Nashville area, will develop the apartments, Publix, retail shops and a parking deck in a joint venture with PGM Properties, also of Nashville. The master plan and architectural design for the apartments and one retail building are by Smith Gee Studio of Nashville, while the Publix and two retail buildings are by Max Design Group of Atlanta. Lead contractor is Brasfield & Gorrie with Hudson Construction Co. of Atlanta building the Publix and two retail buildings.
PHD Hotels of Opelika is developing the 101-room Hilton Garden Inn, while Triad Properties of Huntsville will be developing the office building in conjunction with the adjacent Huntsville Hospital. The City of Huntsville also is building a parking deck designed by Chapman Sisson Architects of Huntsville to serve the development.