The Weekly Wrap – February 1, 2024

February 1, 2024

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Business & Economy

Development: Twenty Lakes Holdings and ARCO/Murray National broke ground on their newest Huntsville project, Remington Trail Warehouses. Located at the site of the old Remington Outdoors plant site, Remington Trail Warehouses will consist of two newly built warehouses totaling over 400,000 square feet. 

Read More: HBJ (Potential Paywall) January 31, 2024 

Development: New Huntsville area construction has totaled $58.7 million since Jan. 18. Projects include a new Bank Independent in Decatur and work on the Von Braun Center.

Read More: The Lede (Paywall) January 31, 2024 

Development: Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors facilitated the sale of a newly constructed, single-tenant net lease investment property in Huntsville, Alabama. The property is occupied by Strickland Brothers 10 Minute Oil Change and is situated within a new Publix-anchored shopping center, The Shoppes at Redstone Square.

Read More: HBJ (Potential Paywall) January 31, 2024

Development: Construction on Front Row, a major downtown Huntsville development, is expected to begin this month. The $115 million in construction financing has been secured for the mixed-use development across from the Von Braun Center on Clinton Avenue.

Read More: The Lede (Paywall) January 23, 2024


Traffic: Redstone Arsenal workers express their frustrations at the longer wait times during their morning commute. 

Read More: Redstone Rocket January 31, 2024 

Special Election: Qualifying for the House District 27 Special Election ended Tuesday evening, with six Republicans in the race. The Special Election is to fill the seat vacated by Wes Kitchens, who won the Jan. 9 Alabama Senate District 9 race without a runoff. 

Read More: WHNT January 30, 2024 

Public Transportation: A new 3,800-square-foot transit station, located on Pratt Avenue in downtown Huntsville, will be completed in May and accommodate more buses and routes.

Read More: WHNT January 28, 2024 


AI Discussion: The University of Alabama in Huntsville’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences will host award-winning novelist, professor, technical writer, and Pulitzer Prize finalist Vauhini Vara on the evening of Friday, February 2nd. Vara’s lecture, “A.I. Dominance and a Planet in Peril: How Speculating About Our Future Illuminates Our Present,” is open to the public. 

Read More: HBJ (Potential Paywall) January 22, 2024 

Culture & Entertainment

Non-Profit: First Stop is celebrating the grand opening of a new facility in downtown Huntsville. The nonprofit offers support and services to those facing homelessness, empowering them toward an independent, sustainable future.

Read More: WHNT February 1, 2024 


Jerry Hayes, longtime Huntsville TV news anchor, is retiring.

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