Whitewater Avenue Streetscape
The City of Phenix City will begin the Whitewater Avenue Streetscapes Project on July 6, 2015. During this project, a portion of Whitewater Avenue (formerly 3rd Avenue) from 13th Street to 14th Street will be closed due to construction activities. View the rendering of the new streetscape.
Downtown Parking Garage
With the new developments taking place in Downtown Phenix City and the new whitewater course, there is, and will be, a great need for parking in the new downtown area. With the design process complete, the city is constructing a new two-level, 200-plus-space parking garage directly adjacent to the new riverfront Courtyard Marriott. This parking garage will serve as public access to future shopping, whitewater rafting, overflow for the hotel, Troy University, and other developments as they are created. This garage is designed to have a very prominent corner at Whitewater Avenue (3rd Avenue) and 14th Street with signage opportunities and a unique exposed stairwell, which also acts as an observation deck. Given the unique topography of the site, the garage will benefit by having no ramps. This will allow for additional parking at a reduce cost. The bottom level of the garage can be entered from the Whitewater Avenue side of 15th Street and the upper level can be accessed from 5th Avenue.
American Legion / Homage Park
Through a public / private partnership, the City of Phenix City and the American Legion have joined forces to create a redevelopment and an urban renewal opportunity. Through a land swap with the American Legion, the City of Phenix City has acquired the highly visible corner of 13th Street and Broad Street for a two-acre parcel at the once Cobb Hospital site. There are also plans to develop 10 acres surrounding the new American Legion with a Veterans park, tentatively called, "Homage Park." This park is designed to recognize all of the fallen soldiers from Alabama since 9/11 in every branch of military service. This project is currently only a concept and is not completely funded. However, steps have been taken to encourage funding to come from more public / private partners. Check out the concepts of the site.