City of Anniston Public Works employees will soon begin demolition on three buildings near the Jacksonville State University McClellan Center. The structures and property, which is owned by the University, is being deeded to the City. Through an agreement between the City and McClellan Development Authority, workers will use the landfill at McClellan for debris removal. Once the demolition is complete, the site will be used for overflow parking for the adjacent Anniston Youth Sports Complex.
City Parks and Recreation Director Steven Folks says that the additional parking area is sorely needed and will help address safety concerns over visitors that park alongside Summerall Gate Road during soccer matches. Officials involved with the project anticipate minimal impact on activity at McClellan.