Construction begins on Cotton District mixed-use development

Demolition of the gas station across from Bulldog Burger in the Cotton District has been completed, and the construction on Vista, a mixed-use development with commercial space and apartments, will begin within six weeks. (Photo by Mary Rumore, SDN)
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Vista, a mixed-use development, will be built in the Cotton District on the lot located across the street from Bulldog Burger.

"Demolition is done and the property is getting ready for a mixed-use development," Community Development Director Buddy Sanders said. "There will be one mixed-use building on the front of University Drive with the first floor being commercial space, and the next three stories being apartments."

Sanders said the other three buildings in the development will be apartments, with a parking deck in the southern-most building.

The development will also include a pool and dog park.

Sanders said IMS Developments, based out of Tuscaloosa, purchased the lot with the gas station and the lot behind it in December.

Construction on the Vista Development should begin in the next six weeks.

Jackson Wallace is the project manager for the development.

Sanders said the completion time of the project hasn't been determined at this time.