A White Water Center is coming to the Capital City soon. Construction is set to begin on the multi-million dollar project in Fall 2020.
As city leaders work with developers to finalize the plans, it could mean a big move for Montgomery’s Salvation Army that’s headquartered close to the proposed site. That’s if officials agree to sell the property.
Montgomery’s newest attraction will bring white water rafting, zip lines, hiking, and more along the Alabama River within walking distance of downtown. But in order to make this a reality, ideally the city of Montgomery would like to purchase additional land from Montgomery’s Salvation Army located on Maxwell Blvd.
According to Lt. Bryan Farrington with the Salvation Army, the city has valued the property at $5.3 million, Farrington says it’ll cost more to relocate.
Mayor Strange says he hopes both sides can come to an agreement within the next 30 days, if that doesn’t happen he says officials will begin looking at other options, which could mean building the white water center around the Salvation Army.