Huntsville, AL— October 16, 2023 — Today at a press conference, Commissioner Phil Riddick announced a major renovation of the State Docks Building at Ditto Landing.
“These renovations will serve as our legacy project for the citizens of Madison County,” said Riddick, Madison County District Five Commissioner. The $10,000,000 Ditto Landing Redevelopment promises to usher in a new era of possibilities for the area, complementing Huntsville’s diverse offerings in music events, recreation, and leisure destinations. “We are excited to introduce this ambitious project, a transformative initiative aimed at revitalizing an existing 2.5-acre space into a vibrant outdoor destination,” stated Riddick. Most of the funding for this project will be from Commissioner Riddick’s budget.
“The renovations of the state dock building into a truly unique event space is the first major step towards our Master Plan we unveiled a few years ago,” said Brandi Quick, Executive Director, HSV-Madison County Marina & Port Authority. “We expect this to bring thousands of new visitors to Ditto Landing for weddings, family reunions, conferences, and other large gatherings. We are grateful for the opportunity to highlight Huntsville’s home at the midpoint of the Tennessee River.”
City Councilwoman Jennie Robinson also spoke at the event earlier today, “Ditto Landing has long been a hidden gem in our community. The City is committed to helping more people discover the beauty of the Tennessee River by investing in new access roads and greenways at Ditto Landing. We support the new master plan and are proud of our partnership with the Ditto Board and the County Commission.”
“Ditto Landing is one of the most picturesque locations in Madison County. The location has many uses and provides a great get away for individuals and families. Commissioner Phil Riddick, the Madison County Commission and the Ditto Landing Team are investing in this Ditto Landing Project,” stated Chairman Mac McCutcheon. “Commissioner Riddick has stated, this project is about quality of life, and I totally agree. The project will have upgrades to the property and new venues for the visitors to enjoy and take in the beautiful views of the Tennessee River and all it has to offer,” Chairman McCutcheon shared.
31,000 +/- SF of interior conditioned space
16,000 +/- SF exterior amenity space
12,000 +/- SF
1,700 person standing room for outdoor events.
Commercial New Construction – 13,800 SF
Shell Space #1- First floor – 2684 SF Second Floor – 613 S
Shell Space #2- First Floor – 4097 SF Second Floor – 3869 SFPrivate Dining Room – 1,076 SF
Private dining and overlook – 1,473 SF.
Exterior VIP Deck – 4,300 SF
Event Center Venue-renovation of existing building
17,721 SF conditioned space, including kitchen, restrooms, and common areas.
9,465 SF event floor
Once completed venue will seat up to 600 occupants for a banquet event, with tables and chairs, or space for 1,000 occupants for a seated concert or conference or up to 1,500 occupants for a gathering of a standing only event.
About Ditto Landing
Whether you arrive by land or water there is no mistaking the beauty and serenity of Ditto Landing. Located on the picturesque Tennessee River at the southern edge of Huntsville, Alabama this marina is nestled in lush greenery, and surrounded by serene mountain foothills. Bass, bream, and catfish are plentiful in the sparkling waters where sailboats and yachts cruise side by side. Along with water recreation, Ditto Landing plays host to many special events throughout the year, such as Independence Day Celebration and Christmas on the River. Family friendly activities available at Ditto Landing include boating, camping, fishing, hiking/walking, picnicking, and cycling.