One of our most recent projects, the Rivercane development, is a 740-acre mixed-use development, located on Highway 21, 4 1/2 miles north of Atmore at I-65, Exit 57.
Due to the location of the property, current market demand, and community needs; we anticipate that Rivercane will ultimately include retail/commercial, residential, industrial, and possibly recreational areas.
Phase 1 included the construction of roads, additional lanes on Highway 21, and a lake that will serve as the collection/retention facility. It is anticipated that underground stormwater drainage facilities will be used rather than surface facilities. The Atmore Utilities Board is working to expand water, sewage and natural gas to meet the demands of a fully developed Rivercane. Power is supplied by both Southern Pine Electric Cooperative and Alabama Power Company, while telephone service is provided by Frontier.
In 2016 Atmore welcomed Brown Precision Inc. Brown Precision’s facility in Atmore’s Rivercane Industrial Park is expected to eventually employ more than 100 workers in jobs involving computer numerical control-based manufacturing, custom fabrication, and component coating. The company started with its initial investment of approximately $7 million, with expectations that expansions possible.
“Aerospace is Alabama’s second-fastest-growing industry sector and a key target in my Accelerate Alabama economic development strategy,” Fr. Gov. Robert Bentley said. “I’m committed to helping companies like Brown Precision expand in Alabama and strengthen their aerospace business.
“We think the Atmore area is a great fit for what we do at Brown Precision Inc., and we look forward to being part of the community,” said Dan Brown, the co-CEO and chief operating officer. “We believe southwest Alabama and the Coastal Gateway region is positioned extremely well as a point of growth for the aerospace industry, and we wanted to be on the leading edge of that.
With phase 1 of the process nearly complete the preliminary plans for Phase 2 are complete and ready for implementation. All utilities within Rivercane will be underground and constructed as each phase of the development is undertaken. All streets will be lighted, curbed, and guttered, and common areas will include landscaped shoulders along with Highway 21, entrance monument signs, entrance medians, lakes, protected wetlands, and parks. These common areas will be maintained by a Rivercane Property Owners’ Association and funded through assessments to the property owners. CLICK HERE FOR AN UPDATED MAP
The City has executed a co-listing with the firms of Herrington Realty in Mobile and John Stanley & Associates in Montgomery to market Rivercane property.