Hoover annexes part of property to be added to Trace Crossings

HOOVER – The Hoover City Council at its meeting on Monday, July 3, approved annexing part of the property that will become part of the Trace Crossings development.

The council approved two ordinances to annex Phase 2 (50 acres) and Phase 3 (20 acres) of Flemming Parcels 1 and 2, which total 211 acres and lie mostly in Shelby County.

“This is going to be Phase 3 of 6,” Council President Gene Smith said.

The Flemming parcels will become part of the Trace Crossings Planned Unit Development.

Preliminary approval of a plan to extend Trace Crossings was granted at the council’s June 5 meeting.

The changes will add 339 acres and 515 home sites to Trace Crossings, along with the annexation of the Flemming property, which is adjacent to the Hoover Metropolitan Complex.

The home sites being added to Trace Crossings were transferred from other previously approved developments, so there will be no net increase in home sites.

Signature Homes on June 5 requested the transfer of 100 acres and 141 home sites from Blackridge to Trace Crossings, and U.S. Steel transferred 374 home sites from the planned Trigger Creek development.

Both Blackridge and Trigger Creek are located in Shelby County.

The approved plan for Blackridge now allots 1,009 home sites, and the Trigger Creek plan allots 2,318.

In other business, the council:

-Approved an ordinance to amend the municipal code related to the notification list for meetings of boards, authorities and commissions to revise the meeting time of the Board of Zoning Adjustments from 7:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

-Approved an ordinance to amend the municipal code related to parks and recreation to establish the Hoover Metropolitan Complex Advisory Committee.

-Rejected a bid submitted for traffic control striping and marking and will allow Mayor Frank Brocato to negotiate the price of the work not to exceed the bid amount of $124,000.

-Approved minutes from the June 5 and June 19 regular meetings, and the June 15 and June 29 work sessions.