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Samford University Agreement

Sydney Cromwell

Revisions to the agreement will be discussed again in August. Read more

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Photo courtesy of the Dance Foundation.

Over the summer, the Dance Foundation brought its Dancing with Words program to Hall-Kent Elementary’s RISE summer learning program for its second year. Read more

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West Homewood District 7-10-19

Photo by Jon Anderson

The proposed changes would prohibit more townhouses, light industrial businesses and funeral homes in the West Homewood District. Read more

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The agreement would limit Samford's purchase and rezoning of neighboring homes. Read more

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The Historic Preservation Commission will use the grant for work on Union Missionary Baptist Church. Read more

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Tree planting

Photo courtesy of Henry Hughes.

Local volunteers representing the city of Homewood started an urban tree inventory on July 1 that will continue through the summer. The study is being conducted by the Homewood Environmental Commission. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Amy Milam.

The Homewood Environmental Commission was recognized by the Alabama Forestry Commission on June 25 for beginning Homewood’s second year as a Tree City U.S.A. Read more

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Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic (OLS) School fifth-grader Violetta Rohr was recently a national competitor in the 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee. Read more

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Seventh-grader Maggie Von Hagel, a student at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School, was honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award. Read more

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Neal Embry

The meeting allowed residents and business owners to meet with representatives from PlaceMakers and the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham. Read more

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Travel Inn 6-25-19

Photo by Jon Anderson

At least one hotel owner has objected to the city's stance that hotel guests must stay less than 180 consecutive days. Read more

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Rosedale community meeting

Sydney Cromwell

The developers of two proposed mixed-use buildings at the corner of 18th Street South and 26th Avenue South say they’re going to take another look at their development’s height and other factors after a meeting with Rosedale residents Thursday. Read more

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Market Table

Sydney Cromwell

The owners of SoHo Social plan to open a sister restaurant right next door, according to a press release today. Read more

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Off Central

Sydney Cromwell

T-shirts will be the shop’s biggest inventory, as well as hats and cups. Read more

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Alabama Allergy & Asthma Chamber Luncheon

Sydney Cromwell

Dr. Carolyn Comer was the speaker at the Homewood Chamber of Commerce's June 18 luncheon. Read more

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West Homewood District Zoning

Sydney Cromwell

This will come before the council on June 24. Read more

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West Homewood Construction Moratorium

Sydney Cromwell

The moratorium applies to any construction that meets the Building, Engineering and Zoning Department’s definition of new construction, though remodeling or renovation work will be allowed. Read more

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Photo by Jon Anderson

The ceremony was held Saturday at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. Read more

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The plans for a new mixed-use development in Rosedale were carried over to the July meeting. Read more

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The West Homewood District has a zoning code separate from the rest of the city. Read more

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Chuck Adams

Sydney Cromwell

Bell Media Vice President of Business Development Chuck Adams spoke to the Homewood Chamber of Commerce at its May 21 luncheon. Read more

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Flooding and erosion issues have been a persistent problem throughout Homewood during heavy storms due to a number of factors, including old and undersized drains, hard surfaces that prevent absorption into the ground and the loss of trees. Read more

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Central Avenue

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At its May 20 meeting, the council approved Volkert Engineering’s proposal to study Central Avenue and the possibility of reconnecting a former street along Griffin Brook as a greenway for people on bikes or on foot. Read more

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Photos by Sydney Cromwell.

Market Table's last day in business will be May 24. Read more

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Oxmoor Road turkey foot intersection 2019 plans

Courtesy of ALDOT

With a new, reduced scope, the plans to redesign the “turkey foot” intersection of Oxmoor Road and Oxmoor Boulevard are expected to move forward this year. Read more

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The City Council will interview the candidates on Wednesday, May 15. Read more

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City Council May 13

Sydney Cromwell

After some initial confusion and a narrow vote on May 13, the Homewood City Council will have to pass a resolution approving the sign variance request at its next meeting. Read more

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The Homewood and John Carroll high school sports teams were in action last week. Read more

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State Soccer Finals

Kyle Parmley

The Homewood girls soccer team knocked off Chelsea on Saturday morning to win the program's first Class 6A state championship. Read more

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Both Sweet Jon's Cafe and the Studio Store opened in 2018. Read more

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The city worked with Volkert Engineering to determine its paving priorities. Read more

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Jared Lewis Development

Sydney Cromwell

The next meeting will be June 4. Read more

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Streetlights

Sydney Cromwell

The council will also vote on a contract for a citywide traffic study at its next meeting. Read more

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Sarah Finnegan

The Homewood and John Carroll sports teams were in action last week. Read more

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Photo by Sam Chandler

The Homewood High School track and field teams competed Thursday to Saturday at the state meet in Gulf Shores. Read more

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18th Streetscape Project

Courtesy of City of Homewood

Strickland said they are currently working on getting plans approved by the state and gaining construction easements to do the work. The project likely won’t be put out for bid until around the start of 2020. Read more

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Sydney Cromwell

The splash pad opens to the public on Monday, and the main pool opens later this month. Read more

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BZA May 2, 2019

Sydney Cromwell

A variance request on Oak Grove Road was carried over to the June meeting. Read more

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