HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - One of the most prominent retail developments in the Huntsville metro area is getting a 23.5 million-dollar investment.
The Market at Hays Farm, part of the Hays Farm master planned development, announces a 48,000 square foot Publix as the new grocery anchor. The Market at Hays Farm is now leasing and will be open for business in the fall of 2021. Hays Farm is a master planned community featuring 500 single family homes, 600 multifamily units, and office park, a 400 plus acre nature preserve, 8-miles walking trails, and more.
“This is an exciting development for South Huntsville and a welcome announcement for all those residents who have eagerly hoped for a revival of the Haysland Square property,” said Mayor Tommy Battle. “This is also what happens when the city invests wisely in infrastructure that promotes planned growth and development such as the $60 million spent on the South Parkway Restore Our Roads project, the new Grissom High School, and the new Haysland Road Extension and greenway. We applaud the Hays family for seeing the promise of South Huntsville and for their investment in its success.”
James Genderau of Tailwinds commented that “Publix has always been a pleasure to work with, and we value our relationship with them. Teaming up with Branch Properties to bring Publix here made perfect sense”. Gendreau also stated, “John Hays and his family, who have owned the property for over 50 years, were truly the reason we made this deal happen. John is a gentleman and man of his word”.
According to Richard Lee of Branch, “The city of Huntsville’s development staff of Shane Davis (Director of Urban and Economic Development), Kathy Martin (P.E.-City Engineer) and Jim McGuffey (Manager Planning Service), were rock solid and always had their doors open for us. This team was led by Mayor Tommy Battle who really had a vision for South Huntsville and who always has been dedicated to creating responsible sustained growth. We appreciate what Mayor Battle has helped us accomplish here”.
“The much-anticipated Market at Hays Farm is the first of many great things coming to Hays Farm and the South Parkway”, says South Huntsville Business Association Director Bekah Schmidt.
“We welcome the new Publix to the South Huntsville community and look forward to small businesses and additional anchors coming to the Market at Hays Farm.” We are thrilled for the new life coming to the former Haysland Square, said Huntsville City Councilwoman, Dr. Jennie Robinson. “The Market at Hays Farm will be the first of many great things to come on the South Parkway!