Future bright for city of Millbrook

Future bright for city of Millbrook

MILLBROOK, Ala. (WSFA) - City leaders in Millbrook are excited about the future because of the growth the city is experiencing.

After 10 years of working in Millbrook, Jimmy Harris, a Montgomery native, made the move to call this place home.

“I grew to love Millbrook and the citizens,” he said.

Now as the Ward 3 councilman, Harris is part of helping to shape this communities future.

“It is an exciting time to be in Millbrook right now,” Harris said.

Harris says, already, several new home developments are in the works and the city is looking at possibly building a senior center.

“We have a lot of retirees here in Millbrook," he said. “They will have a place to come during the day so we can serve them.”

Mayor Al Kelley says they have been strategic about economic development on Main Street an important business corridor.

“I made a decision years ago to keep the parks active, the traffic flowing, and keep main street vibrant,” said Kelley.

Over at the I-65/Cobbs Ford Road exit and I-65/Highway 14 exit there has been more interest building.

“It seems like retail is picking up. We are getting more calls and a lot of attention and people interested,” said Kelley.

“We are going to see a lot of growth there as everyone is racing to get hotels because of the demand in the River Region,” said Harris.

A feasibility study is also underway for a destination sports complex that would be located on land owned by the Grandview YMCA.

“That would be huge," said Kelley. “That is very seldom you see city, county, board of education, economic development authority and YMCA partnering together working in the same direction."

With summer quickly approaching there are a lot of things to do in Millbrook. You can get outdoors at one of our city’s six parks (plenty of green space), check out the Grandview Y and Alabama Nature Center. The Millbrook Parks and Recreation Department will be introducing a summer concert series at the Village Green called “Tunes on the Green” four Thursdays in June and July (6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.) featuring local bands.

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