Hoover to vote on future of large apartment development

The Hoover Planning and Zoning Commission on Monday plans to vote on a proposed recommendation to rezone 273 acres along Interstate 459 in an effort to block the construction of a possible apartment development.

Hoover city officials are currently seeking to rezone the property, as opposed to the property owners, according to a report from the Hoover Sun.

U.S. Steel has attempted to have 139 acres subdivided for 820 apartments on the land it owns south of I-459 between Preserve Parkway and Chapel Lane. However, the city planning board rejected U.S. Steel’s request twice due to an incomplete application.

The city wants to rezone the property and another 134 acres from multi-family use to commercial and single-family use.

Other property owners for the land being considered for rezoning include Ina Ballenger, the Meade Whitaker Sr. Living Trust, and William Paul Glass andSherry Barrington.