With niche retail and specialty restaurants, seasonal markets, lakeside pavilions and more, MidCity will serve as a central entertainment and gathering place for Huntsville residents and the surrounding community to connect, work, shop and live.
The project is deeply invested in improving quality of life for the area. The MidCity master plan reveals a series of interconnected spaces and gathering places packed with opportunities to engage and discover.
The project brings something for all tastes, from athletes and foodies to fashionistas and families. It will include unique and highly-sought after entertainment features, such as an outdoor amphitheater for live concerts and events, a recreational hub in a 38-acre park that will incorporate rock climbing walls, a kayak center and a running and biking path that encircles the lake.
The premier entertainment and event venue in Huntsville with fun point-scoring golf games for all skill levels, upscale bar food and drinks, music and more! Featured amenities include 72 climate-controlled hitting bays, full-service restaurant & bars, private event spaces & meeting rooms, rooftop terrace with fire pit, hundreds of HDTVs, and free Wi-Fi.
DAVE & BUSTER’S
Dave & Buster’s is a super regional entertainment destination, positioned as, “The only place to eat, drink, play and watch sports all under one roof!” The 26,500-square foot Dave & Buster’s is slated to open in July 2019, anchoring a row of amenities with ample parking at the intersection of University Drive (U.S. Hwy. 72) and Old Monrovia Road. MidCity will mark only the second Dave & Buster’s location in Alabama.
HIGH POINT CLIMBING & FITNESS
High Point Climbing and Fitness, a Chattanooga based company, will be expanding into North Alabama this year with the addition of an $8 million climbing gym within MidCity. High Point Chattanooga was named the “Coolest climbing gym in the Country” by Outside magazine in 2015, and the Highpoint team hopes this new project will gain the same type of national attention.
The Huntsville gym will be one of only a few developments in the U.S. that offers an indoor climbing gym along with an outdoor freestanding tower. The new indoor facility will offer expansive bouldering and rope climbing areas throughout the gym, along with a 2,700 square foot Kid Zone that has climbing elements designed specifically for kids from 3-12 years old. Since the primary industry in Huntsville is aerospace, John Wiygul worked with our climbing wall manufacturer; Walltopia, to create a Saturn Rocket with three climbing stations for the kid’s area. High Point Huntsville will also offer a full fitness regimen including weights, cardio equipment, and a yoga studio, along with a gear shop and birthday party rooms to provide members and guests with a full complement of amenities.
One of the most unique features will be the outdoor climbing tower reaching 45 feet in height with over 6,000 square feet of climbing surface. It will be located in the public park adjacent to the indoor facility and will become a focal point of the gym as well as for the overall MidCity development.
Site work is nearly complete and construction is slated to commence summer 2018, with a projected opening in the spring of 2019.
38-ACRE PUBLIC PARK
Dotted throughout with lakeside pavilions, wine bars, event spaces and decks overhanging the lake, the 38-acre Public Park provides a range of options for special events and memorable experiences, from a waterfront kayak center and winding bike trails to a spectacular outdoor rock climbing wall.
The world-class amphitheater will house 8,500 seats and provide the region with live performances of all kinds, including world-class concerts and cultural shows featuring local, regional and national talent.
The park offers adventure activities to engage Huntsville’s health-conscious and fitness-oriented community through its adrenaline zone, which integrates a functional lake system and kayak center with several multi-purpose lawns for memorable recreational fun, including rock climbing walls. There’s something for everyone and all levels of activity and ability!
The stage at The Point will showcase an eclectic and diverse array of musicians, artists and dancers, providing a delightful cadence of live entertainment for all ages from our community and surrounding area.
Providing a go-at-your-own-pace alternative to the adventure activities in the adrenaline zone, the Park’s one-mile biking and walking trail encircles the lake, offering spectacular views and a beautiful recreational space to watch the seasons pass.