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City Approves Rezoning for Potential Baseball Park

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The Madison City Council has approved a zoning change which will lead to the rezoning of 180 acres of land.

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The Madison City Council has approved a zoning change which will lead to the rezoning of 180 acres of land.
http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12449/7192133?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Wed, 29 Nov 2017 00:08:01 +0000 City Approves Rezoning for Potential Baseball Park The Madison City Council has approved a zoning change which will lead to the rezoning of 180 acres of land. http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12449/7192133?cpt=8&wpid=2637 WAAY ABC Huntsville, AL by the hurricane victims. are the baybear's actually coming back to madison? that is the question the owner and the people of madison -- are waiting to hear. madison's mayor is ready for the next big step. the city of madison has taken another step closer to bringing minor-league baseball to the tennessee valley. the city approved the rezoning of 180 acres of land to include a large mixed-use venue like a ballpark in "town madison..." waay 31's charlisa gordon explain how they plan to fund the project and what's next. dan, demetria-- city of madison's mayor says this new measure passed is a big step forward to help grow the city and bring baseball back to madison--but it's not a guarantee that the baybears will move here. the ball is now in madison's hands! sot 6:38:24 - 38:36 mayor paul finley / city of madison: the city now needs to take it and make it ours. and by ours, mayor paul finley means...building a ballpark in the newly rezoned urban center district known as town madison. sot 6:37:56 - 38:05 mayor paul finley / city of madison: the ability to add that much more value, not only to madison before this overall area, it's exciting both from a family oriented standpoint and from a revenue standpoint. reporter standup charlisa gordon / waay 31 reporter: this property right here is virtually untouched.this is where the ball park could go. now if you look at it in the grand scheme of things the developer of town madison says a ballpark could fit right here but in all likelihood it could shift the layout of town madison all together. sot 6:39:03 - 39:12 mayor paul finley / city of madison: whether it be this multi use venue or something else we want that to go into a facility that makes a difference not only for our citizens before this overall tennessee valley. city officials have allotted $250,000 to populous inc to design the new ballpark.finley says the money is from their 2015 capital improvement program money.they also plan to use sales tax and lodging tax revenue to help fund the $40 million ballpark if the baybears relocate to madison. sot 6:40:52 - 41:03 mayor paul finley / city of madison: i think right now that we have this and we have the ability to talk about it, put all of our assets towards it. we're going to see quickly a good understanding of if this mayor and council can make this work. butt byte 6:41:08 - 41:13 mayor paul finley / city of madison: it's a lot sooner than later, but there is a ton of work that has to be done. the only of the team told me we should know if this project is a go by january. charlisa gordon waay





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