Update 24 June 2010: Listening to Coy Barefoot’s podcast with Brian Wheeler, it seems that the 7-11 on Hydraulic Road and 29 has been sold … to the folks who are developing Albemarle Place. (starting at the 10 minute mark)
The ramifications are significant. New turn lane, no grade-separated interchange, another traffic light on 29 (old news) … 29 continues its degeneration to a parking lot. It’s like no one is paying attention.
Albemarle Place is “the size of two Downtown Malls.” Jeepers.
Coy says “There’s going to be 29 before Albemarle Place and 29 after Albemarle Place.” And he is absolutely right.
Bigger than Gainesville.?!?!?
Update #2 21 June 2010:
While the nearly 65 acres of land that make up the future Albemarle Place development currently lie dormant, the project is moving forward behind the scenes.
Groundbreaking for Albemarle Place has been delayed by a change in ownership, the economy, and inadequate sewer capacity. The site includes about 65 acres zoned for 7-800 apartments, a grocery store, parking garages, a theater, a hotel, and retail stores.