Changes coming to Center Point

CENTER POINT, AL (WBRC) - By Sherea Harris

CENTER POINT, AL (WBRC) - In Center Point, people are seeing new development, including new businesses and revitalization. There are also some upgrades coming to the city.

It's all about continuing to improve the image of Center Point and attracting more people to the area.

Folks may have already noticed two new businesses on Center Point Parkway. Those businesses are a car wash facility and a meat and three restaurant called Kimberlee's. The old McDonald's on the parkway was demolished and a new one will be built there.

Mayor Tom Henderson tells me there is also a sidewalk project in the works for parts of Center Point Parkway.
The mayor looks forward to the economic boost to his city and he's hoping for more development in the near future.

"I think when you have the amenities like parks, recreation, new businesses and new restaurants, it tends to bring people to the city," said Mayor Henderson.

"I really like it. I've always lived in the area. I've always thought this was a good area." said Lauren Palmore. "So, with more money and the more people maybe we'll get a better reputation."

Resident Kenny Stutts  said, "It just makes the community look better. And  plus it'll give people a little bit more opportunity as far as jobs."

Mayor Henderson says a new fast food restaurant is coming to the vacant Krystal's. There are also plans to build an amphitheatre at the park on Polly Reed Road where folks can go for movie nights and music in the park.

In addition, a new high school is being built. It'll be called Center Point High School, which is set to open next school year.

The old Erwin High School will become the new middle school.

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