BFI Crossroads Incentive Agreement Sparks Debate

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BFI Crossroads Incentive Agreement Sparks Debate

Published on July 16, 2014 by Larry Crippen

Incentives for a development proposed by BFI Crossroads for an area near Ravenwood Shopping Center which would offer the community a new Spec’s store, a sit-down restaurant and other businesses was the focus of intense debate at last night’s Huntsville City Council meeting.

Developer Jeff Branch told councilmembers he needed the proposed 380 incentive funds because of soil and topography issues on the building site.

Economic Development Director Aron Kulhavy explained the proposed 380 agreement with BFI Crossroads . . . .

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Local liquor store owner David Mulligan, Bar and Restaurant owner Tarek Malouf and businessman Karl Davidson objected to giving others incentives to start businesses while they and others did not receive them.

Among others, city councilmember Andy Brauninger expressed his objections to the incentive deal . . . .

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Councilmember Don Johnson also let his views on the matter known . . . .

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The proposed 380 agreement will come before the council at their next session.

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