MidCity District is at the center of the University Drive Corridor, at the gateway to Redstone Arsenal and the Cummings Research Park with a combined workforce that exceeds 100,000. Cummings Research Park is the second largest research park in the United States and is the headquarters of the defense, aerospace, and tech workforce in Huntsville.
Built on land formerly occupied by a regional mall, MidCity District was planned through careful research into how people congregate, what communities look for in a place, and how venues, buildings, parks and public spaces can be used in varied ways. Fitness and recreation, public gathering areas, walkable streets, inspired architecture, vibrant neighborhoods and intimate spaces form MidCity.
MidCity District offers a balanced mix of uses connected by urban plazas and walkable streets, adjacent to a 40-acre public park that integrates a functional lake system, an 8,000-capacity regional outdoor public amphitheater, Topgolf, multi-purpose lawns, and an outdoor climbing area. A one-mile biking and running trail will encircle the lake and recreational area. The trail will also connect to the City’s Master Greenway Plan, the University of Alabama in Huntsville’s campus expansion, and the trail system in Cummings Research Park.
Once complete, the development will include 350,000 square feet of retail, dining, and entertainment space; approximately 400,000 square feet of high-tech office space; 1,400 residential units; and approximately 650 hotel rooms. Building on the reputation of the City, it will create a new destination designed to be a social and economic focal point for the diverse and dynamic community, as well as a tool for recruitment and retainment of the younger workforce.