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Edgewood Manor

Courtesy of KADCO Homes

The Commission also approved a preliminary hotel development plan on U.S. 280, zoning ordinance changes and carried over discussion of subdividing a parcel on Highland Road into two lots. more

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Edgewood Manor

Courtesy of KADCO Homes

The city council will give the final vote on the rezoning request, but the development plan fails due to the tied vote. more

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Mecca Avenue Lot Subdivision

Sydney Cromwell

The commission also denied a request to rezone a house on Stuart Street for commercial use. These cases will be sent to the City Council for a final decision. more

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Sydney Cromwell

The request would have divided the property into eight 50-foot-wide lots, according to the original plat lines drawn for the land. more

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Committee meeting

Sydney Cromwell

The council also discussed traffic and tree planting around the city, as well as spill containment at the Barber Dairy plant. more

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Caliber

Courtesy of Jared Lewis

One rezoning will make room for Caliber, a new sporting goods retailer. more

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Committee meeting

Sydney Cromwell

The committee discussed funding an environmental consultant up to $27,000 to determine the source of the odor. more

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City Council

Sydney Cromwell

The council also heard a request to build a front yard fence at 1732 Wellington Road. more

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Brookwood Orthopedics Pavilion

Sydney Cromwell

At its July 13 meeting, the council held a public hearing for rezoning the property at 525 Brookwood Blvd. to Institutional District for the construction of an orthopedics center and 500-car parking deck. more

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Peter Wright

Sydney Cromwell

In a 6-3 vote on May 18, the city council approved a controversial plan to rezone 2814 Linden Avenue to institutional district, allowing Cathedral Church of the Advent to use the spot. more

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Business owners oppose Linden Ave church

Sydney Cromwell

Many local residents and business owners, including representatives from Soca Clothing, Pure Barre, SoHo Retro and Momma Goldberg’s, spoke about problems this would create with parking and traffic congestion in the area. more

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Chris Hoyt

Sydney Cromwell

The council’s opposition to the sign came mainly from its aesthetics, as it includes a caricatured drawing of the founder’s face and purposefully uneven lettering. more

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Form-based zoning code

Sydney Cromwell

The zoning code would create more unity in the regulations for commercial and other properties within the city’s central business district. The question under discussion Monday was over the boundaries of this proposed district. more

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City Attorney Mike Kendrick

Sydney Cromwell

At the public hearing on April 13, the council and residents can discuss proposed operating procedures and warrants for variation from the design review committee’s standards. more

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BP Billboard Meeting

Photo by Madoline Markham.

The council passed a resolution to “deplore” the placement of an electronic billboard at Lakeshore and Green Springs and pursue any and all options to eliminate it. more

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18th Street Downtown Shops

Photo by Madoline Markham.

The city council is in the early stages of updating the master plan for Homewood’s downtown business districts. more

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Bruce Limbaugh Meeting

Photo by Madison Miller.

A public hearing has been set for Jan. 26 to consider rezoning for the former Mountain Brook Inn property to allow for a new hotel. more

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The City Council held a public hearing on Dec. 1 about rezoning the property at 2501, 2513 and 2517 18th St. S. to Institutional District, but ultimately decided to delay making a decision. more

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City Council discusses Islamic Academy of Alabama rezoning issue

Sydney Cromwell

Council chairman Bruce Limbaugh closed the public hearing and decided to continue the issue until the problems of right-of-way ownership and the school’s cliff edge remediation could be resolved. more

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In June, the Homewood City Council was discussing the next steps for the West Homewood redevelopment plan. more

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Homewood Star August 2019