At Tuesday’s Decatur city commisison meeting, there was a brief conversation about the Trinity Triangle project (think the Dairy Queen and the accompanying rubble-y parking area), which has been on hold since the housing market tanked in 2008.
The conversation between Mayor Baskett, City Manager Merriss and Planning Director Amanda Thompson was a bit vague, so I followed up with Ms. Thompson and she clarified things.
I don’t have a date on when the project will break ground, but the site plan has been updated to incorporate the Dairy Queen in a newly built space as part of the overall building. The last adopted plan still kept Dairy Queen as a separate building. The total number of dwelling units, building height, garage location, entrances etc. have not changed so they do not need to go through a public hearing process again for this plan. They are still under the zoning ordinance adopted in 2009.
So in short, there’s no date yet on a ground-breaking, but the city has received an updated site plan, so that may be a sign of things to come.