Construction is scheduled to start shortly at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., on the first building at Redstone Gateway, a 468-acre, 4.6 million square-foot office, retail and hotel complex being developed under the Army’s enhanced use leasing (EUL) program.
The 15-year build-out plan for the project — led by Columbia, Md.-based Corporate Office Properties Trust and Montgomery, Ala.-based Jim Wilson and Associates — calls for completing 48 buildings outside the installation’s gates and 11 secure buildings inside the arsenal’s perimeter. The Gateway project is slated to be the Army’s largest EUL effort.
Workers have started making preparations to begin the first structure, which is set to open before next year, the Army reported. The five-story, 125,000-square-foot building should serve as an early indicator of the project’s likely success.
“We are working with the city of Huntsville and the developer to ensure the development fulfills the needs of the installation and the community,” said Craig Northridge, the arsenal’s project manager.