The improvements aren’t necessarily intended to make the land a destination for residents, though city officials referred to the space as a park. But the work is needed to clean up the area, which is in disrepair, the officials said.
Plans call for the demolition of an old bridge over Snow Creek on the property along West 11th Street, and for removal of a parking lot. The area will then be planted with trees and greenery.
The approximately $190,000 project will be paid for with some of the roughly $700,000 in bond money the authority used to develop and clean up the brownfield land at the old Chalk Line mill site, which contained hazardous materials left at the former textile plant site.
“It will be a nice area,” said Ralph Bradford, authority board member.
The city will maintain the property, which is owned by the authority, once the work is complete, said Anniston city planner Toby Bennington.
Staff writer Eddie Burkhalter: 256-235-3563. On Twitter @Burkhalter_Star.