DAVENPORT, IA | NOV 2, 2013–Von Maur Department Store announced today the opening of its newest location. Located just outside of Birmingham, AL, at Riverchase Galleria in Hoover, AL, the 185,000-square-foot store is the Company’s first location in Alabama and one of the largest locations in the country.
MONTGOMERY, AL | OCT 10, 2013–Today in Conway, Arkansas, before a crowd of 200 area business leaders, Jim Wilson & Associates, LLC along with their partner Conway Development Corporation (CDC) announced the development of “Central Landing”. In 2017, central Arkansas residents will have a new destination for shopping, dining, hotels and much more. Central Landing will be located on 150 acres of commercial real estate in the heart of Conway, Ark.
HUNTSVILLE, AL | SEP 17, 2013 - Redstone Gateway, a business park and joint venture of Corporate Office Properties Trust (COPT) (NYSE: OFC) and Jim Wilson & Associates, LLC (a privately owned company), announces that Redstone Hospitality, LLC, an unrelated separate developer, will build a Marriott TownPlace Suites hotel in Redstone Gateway on a 3.1 acre site pursuant to the ground lease agreement. The hotel expects to begin construction and break ground before March 31, 2014, and to complete construction approximately one year later.
The hotel, to be built to a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (“LEED”) Silver standard, will contain approximately 125 guest rooms, a breakfast area, meeting rooms, a fitness and health facility, indoor pool and other amenities consistent with Marriott TownPlace Suites standards.
MONTGOMERY, AL | AUG 14, 2013–Teaming together to move the redevelopment of Cantrell Field, Conway, Arkansas, forward are Jim Wilson & Associates, LLC, from Montgomery, Alabama, and the Conway Development Corporation. The 151 acre site of the current airport will, once completed, provide a new avenue for business into Conway. To accomplish the best results, the team will immediately begin working with land planners to develop a site plan that meets the needs of retailers and meets with the approval of the City of Conway.
CONWAY, AR | AUG 13, 2013–Conway City Council voted 7 to 0 to accept a proposal and move into negotiations with Conway Development Corporation and Jim Wilson and Associates, LLC, for the Cantrell Field Redevelopment.
The proposal indicated a bid amount of $6.1 million for the 151 acres with 5 percent – $305,000 – in earnest money to be paid before certain milestones are reached.
Mayor Tab Townsell said when people ask him what the next big thing for Conway might be, he points to the development potential at the old airport site.
“This is probably every bit as much as important to the development of the city, what we do with this old airport property, right there at the entrance way to our city on the interstate” he said.
Brad Lacy, president and CEO of the Conway Development Corporation, said moving forward with the redevelopment alongside Jim Wilson and Associates was “a big moment for us.”
“In the 50-plus years for the CDC and the 14 years I’ve been in this job, there is nothing more exciting or more transformational for Conway than this project,” he said.
Lacy said the chance to redevelop 151 acres of land next to the interstate is opportunity most cities do not get to experience, and the redevelopment of that area can have a generational impact.
Jim Wilson and Associates, based in Montgomery, Ala., impressed Lacy and the CDC with work they have done in similar developments, including the EastChase Outparcels in Montgomery, Ala.
“We feel very very comfortable with them,” Lacy said. “Many of you have probably shopped in their centers not knowing that they built them or redeveloped them.”
Lacy said Jim Wilson and Associates has developed roughly 21 million square feet of retail across the country, their crown jewel being the Riverchase Galleria in Hoover, Ala.
The other element that made an impression on Lacy and the CDC was EastChase and the quality of development that was demonstrated, including public art, landscaping and upkeep.
Part of the attraction for developers was the overpass planned to connect Elsinger Blvd. to Cantrell Field as well as a connection back to Oak Street. City Engineer Ronnie Hall said the city is committing $12 million to those projects to enhance access to the Cantrell Field site.
“That overpass and the connection back to Oak Street and the connection from that overpass all the way back to Harkrider and Bruce streets makes sense for us on a traffic-congestion basis no matter what happens to the old airport,” Townsell said. “The development potential is the land gap that we can get above and beyond.”
Council voted Tuesday night at their regular city council meeting to move into negotiations with the CDC and Jim Wilson and Associates. If those negotiations do not work out, the city will move into negotiations with the other bidder, Rush-Hal Development, LLC.
Article written by Angela Spencer of http://www.thecabin.net.
MONTGOMERY, AL | AUG 2, 2013–Jim Wilson & Associates, LLC is pleased to announce the Grand Opening of three more new stores at High Point Town Center in Prattville, Alabama. Marked this week by official ribbon cutting activities, the shopping center recognized the opening of Chappy’s Deli, Kinnucan’s and Pease of Cake. The locally owned and operated Chappy’s Deli opened in a new 6,000 square foot deli, with its newest store in the central Alabama region. Kinnucan’s is an outdoor life inspired store featuring kayaks to sunglasses to shoes to apparel plus your favorite college team sportswear, with over 14,000 square feet of fully stocked shopping area. Pease of Cake, a bakery operated by Jennifer Pease, offering cupcakes all prepared on site.
MONTGOMERY, AL | JULY 19, 2013–Jim Wilson & Associates, LLC announces the completion of efforts to rezone a 12.5 acre parcel for multi-family use at the corner of Eastchase Lane and Berryhill Road in the premier Eastchase development in Montgomery, Alabama. Developed by Jim Wilson & Associates and ALFA Commercial Properties, this 330 acre mixed use development continues its positive and effective progress with this re-zoning. Foshee Design & Construction, LLC, a Montgomery, Alabama based multi-family design and development company, has planned a 216 unit complex with one, two, and three bedroom luxury apartments for this site. With over forty percent of the site planned as green space, this complex is well designed and, in keeping with the overall Eastchase design concepts, will incorporate as a part of the complex a clubhouse and resort style pool, all with great positioning adjacent to excellent dining and shopping venues at Eastchase. Final design plans are in progress and once completed will allow construction to begin and add another great upscale, luxury apartment complex to Eastchase.
BIRMINGHAM, AL | JUNE 24, 2013–Untouched Southern Hospitality At Its Finest–Known as a Birmingham landmark since 1986, The Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover adjacent to Alabama’s largest indoor shopping mall, The Riverchase Galleria, and only minutes from historic downtown Birmingham, has undergone a dramatic transformation and now welcomes guests as Hyatt Regency Birmingham–The Wynfrey Hotel.
HUNTSVILLE, AL | APR 17, 2013–Redstone Gateway now has its first tenant in occupancy. On Monday, Boeing officials joined with Arsenal, Huntsville, federal, state and business representatives to cut the ribbon on the first of three buildings the company will occupy in Redstone Gateway, a 4.2 million-square-foot business and industrial development park of 52 buildings on Arsenal property adjacent to Gate 9.
MONTGOMERY, AL | FEB 05, 2013–Jim Wilson & Associates, LLC, leasing and property manager for High Point Town Center in Prattville, Alabama, announces the completion of new leases for the shopping center. In early January 2013, new leases with Montgomery bases Chappy’s Deli and Auburn based Kinnucan’s were completed. Chappy’s Deli will occupy over 6,000 square feet and the Kinnucan’s store will be over 14,000 square feet. In addition, new merchants to High Point Town Center will include New York Diamond Company and Republic Finance. Final plans for these new stores are in process with store construction to be underway soon for Chappy’s Deli and Kinnucan’s with the stores opening in the second quarter of 2013.