As Huntsville’s population grows, the City’s fourth district continues to experience new life in the form of residences, real estate, commercial development and more.
The 2021 Huntsville Development Review is now live. If you’re interested in last year’s data specific to District 4, keep reading.
- McThornmor Acres, a subdivision built in the 1950s, is currently under consideration for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.
- Enhancements are ongoing at Merrimack Hall Performing Arts Center and Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment.
- The Range and The Foundry, two new properties, will bring commercial and residential development along Governors Drive.
- Campus No. 805 and Stovehouse are among Huntsville’s most popular destinations.
- Road resurfacing and sidewalk repairs remain top priorities.
- Shops at Merchants Walk, anchored by Whole Foods, continues to see new investment.
- Merchants Square offers fine retail options and new-to-market restaurants.
- A new skate park is underway at John Hunt Park.
- John Hunt Park’s cross-country course is receiving national attention.
- Former Joe Davis Stadium renovation is in progress.
2021 residential data
- In District 4, 402 housing units were issued building permits in 2021, a 29.3% increase from 2020.
- The housing stock in D4 has increased by 0.1% since the 2020 Census.
- New residential construction in District 4 in 2021 was concentrated in two main areas: Lowe Mill and Merrimack.
- 266 permits for residential additions and alterations were permitted in D4, an increase of 33% from 2020.
- The neighborhoods with the most additions and alterations in D4 were the Piedmont and Fleming Meadows areas.
- There are three apartment complexes, with a total of 836 units, under construction or proposed in D4.
Real estate numbers
- 399 single-family homes were sold in D4 last year, an increase of 7.3% from 2020.
- The average sales price for a single-family home increased by 7.9% between 2020-2021, to $289,590.
- 191 non-residential permits were issued in D4 last year, an 18.6% increase over 2020.