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The council also set a public hearing to consider changes to the zoning ordinance for home height limits in the Neighborhood Preservation District. more

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This survey covers transportation, green spaces and the appearance of streets around the downtown area. more

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Do you have thoughts and opinions about what developments should be coming to Homewood? Fill out our survey from The Homewood Star and let us know what you think. Make sure to check back soon for survey results. more

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Curio Hotel

Courtesy of Scotty Stanford

The council also approved an increase in parking time limits downtown. more

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Special issues committee

Sydney Cromwell

The time limit on parking on 18th Street may be increased to three hours. more

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18th Street Hotel Development

Courtesy of Mike Mouron

The plans included a seven-story Curio hotel, restaurant and retail space in the former Hatfield Auto and Little Professor properties on 18th Street South. more

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Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

As Samford University prepares to celebrate its 60th year in the Homewood community, it is also recognizing its largest student body to date. This fall, almost 5,500 students will attend the university, including graduate and undergraduate students. more

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Opinions were extremely split about the Regional Planning Commission's conclusions from their parking study: that there are enough parking spaces to handle demand but the city needs better enforcement of rules. more

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Homewood Parking

Sydney Cromwell

The Regional Planning Commission studied public and private parking lots around downtown Homewood in April. more

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Sydney Cromwell

The discussion will be continued at the next city council meeting on May 22. more

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Central Avenue Parking

Courtesy of Jared Lewis

The council committees also considered options for a city parking study. more

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Homewood Parking

Sydney Cromwell

Regular fines are now $20, and parking in a fire lane now results in a $100 fine. more

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Smoking regulations

Sydney Cromwell

The proposed regulations, which will go before the council Nov. 9 for a final vote, include banning smoking in all areas of restaurants, hotels and nursing homes. more

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All Saints Episcopal Parking

Sydney Cromwell

The church has about 180 students in its preschool and said they had heard concerns from neighbors about the traffic and on-street parking during daily drop-off and pickup. more

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Ovarian Cancer Awareness Proclamation

Sydney Cromwell

The council was also supposed to hear an initial 2015-2016 budget presentation from Mayor Scott McBrayer, but this was postponed due to some unresolved details. more

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Homewood Parking

Sydney Cromwell

Ward 1 Representative Britt Thames, as well as several local business owners in attendance, stressed that the prime spot for employee parking was the parking garage at SoHo Square under Homewood City Hall. more

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Parking Signs

Courtesy of Fravert Services.

David Brandt of Fravert Services represented the businesses from 2800 to 2836 18th St. S., who wish to install new pole signs at the entrances of the parking lot between 18th Street South and Linden Avenue. more

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18th Street South Parking Signs

Photo by Erica Techo.

At the Monday, Aug. 10 city council meeting, there will be a public hearing for a sign ordinance variance request for these signs along the rear property lines of buildings from 2800 to 2836 18th St. S. more

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Animal Control Ordinance

Sydney Cromwell

At its July 20 meeting, the public safety committee heard from animal control officer Robbie Bagby Hurst and Lt. Ross about the possibility of new ordinances for aggressive dogs. more

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May 2018