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On Lay Lake / Coosa River – Highly Developable Land


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On Lay Lake / Coosa River – Highly Developable Land

  • A rare opportunity to own highly developable land on Lay Lake / Coosa River, a 12,000-acre Alabama Power Co. impoundment with 289 miles of shoreline. 
  • A spectacular setting for a home, corporate retreat, or lodge
  • Located near Childersburg about 45 minutes to Birmingham, AL (6 min. to Hwy 280)
  • The property has about 3,000 feet of user-friendly frontage on the water, and surrounds a 3-acre pond fed by the river.  Another small pond is also on the property.
  • Property touches on a paved public road (Cosper Bend Rd), and has about 4,000 feet on a privately maintained dirt road used by several landowners.  Water (Fayetteville Water Authority) and electric power available from the dirt road
  • A significant portion of the river frontage is level and highly usable with numerous building sites, including a spectacular knoll right on the river with views of the river for about a mile in both directions (see the video).
  • Alabama Power has a Coosa River flowage easement up to the 407-foot contour interval (see link to map below)
  • There are about 8 acres in beautiful fields, some directly on the river. The balance is timberland with significant timber value
  • Property has an excellent road system with about 7,700 feet of well-maintained woods roads
  • May qualify for the benefits of a Conservation Easement (no CE currently)
  • Additional resources (click link below):
  1. Lay Lake description
  2. Alabama Power flowage easement map
  3. Alabama Power Residential Shoreline Permitting Guidelines
  4. Property survey