Britt Thames

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The Planning Commission will take up the controversial issue in a Feb. 4 hearing. Read more


Lancaster Road

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Lancaster Road residents asked the Homewood City Council to help combat speeding on their street at Monday's committee meetings. Read more


West Homewood District 7-10-19

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



Sydney Cromwell

The meeting covered community-wide concerns such as sidewalks, paving and street signs as well as individual resident desires. Read more


Committee meeting

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


Lee Community Center

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The meeting will discuss neighborhood improvement projects and use of the city's recent $110 million bond. Read more


Slow You Roll

Photo by Frank Couch.

The study results, which are available in full on, encourage the creation of a bike-share program with 200 bikes and 20 docking stations around the city. Read more

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Thames said there are several projects that he hopes to see through to completion if re-elected, including the 18th Street revitalization project and the recently-approved city repaving program. Read more



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"It just felt like Birmingham was getting close [to allowing TNCs] and I wanted us to be ready," Thames said after the meeting. Read more


Smoking regulations

Sydney Cromwell

The recommendation passed 3-1, with Ward 1 Representative Britt Thames voting against. The committee also voted to schedule a public hearing on the issue. Read 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. Read 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. Read more


Hometown Market and Mr. Chen's Restaurant

Courtesy of City of Homewood

The newest tenant in the former Mazer's building, Hometown Market and Mr. Chen's Chinese Restaurant, had its sign variance approved at the July 27 city council meeting. Read more


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. Read more


Servis1st headquarters

Sydney Cromwell

The package includes reduction of ad valorem taxes on the property, located on Woodcrest Place near the U.S. 280/Highway 31 intersection, for up to 20 years. Read more


BP Station Pole Lakeshore

Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

A large pole has been installed at the BP gas station on the corner of Lakeshore Drive and Columbiana Road. It is intended to support an electronic billboard, but the Homewood City Council wants to stop the sign before it happens. Read more

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BJCTA bus talks continue

Sydney Cromwell

In a close 5-4 vote, the city council voted to continue full funding for the Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority’s bus services for three months while the city continues to work toward a new agreement. Read more


Finance committee considers bus issue

Sydney Cromwell

The finance committee has once again carried over its discussion on cutting BJCTA bus and paratransit services after a tense meeting with BJCTA officials on Monday, Dec. 8. Read more

The finance committee discusses BJCTA bus service

Sydney Cromwell

The finance committee has delayed its final decision on reducing Homewood’s BJCTA bus service until its next meeting. Read more


Appleseed Workshops Design

Courtesy of Mike Gibson

At a July 21 meeting, Homewood’s Planning and Zoning Committee began discussing the possibility of a design review board, which would regulate the appearance of new homes and businesses built within the city. Read more

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