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The Homewood Planning Commission meeting on Tuesday turned contentious after residents raised concerns about the proposed new zoning plan for downtown. Read more

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Proposed downtown intensity zoning

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The downtown zoning code changes are expected to come before the Planning Commission in November. 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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Downtown Homewood proposed zoning

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At the April 23 public meetings, Placemakers and RPC employees presented the proposed code and answered questions. Read more

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The draft is based on feedback from the city and residents during the Heart of Homewood master planning process. Read more

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Recommendations presented to city officials on Wednesday, Jan. 9 put an emphasis on simple codes regulating everything from building height and density to signs and pedestrian paths. Read more

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The plan includes projects that were suggested to the city based on current and future needs and resident input. Read more

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The master planning process has been in the works for over a year with the help of the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham. The first draft of the master plan was presented to the Homewood City Council in July. Read more

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Downtown Master Plan presentation

Sydney Cromwell

The City Council's committees also discussed flooding issues at several homes and an incentive request for Milo's Tea to relocate its headquarters to the city. Read more

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Sydney Cromwell

The committee plans to present a full master plan draft in June. Read more

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The open house will be held at two times on March 22 at City Hall. Read more

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

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The Master Plan Committee for Homewood’s downtown commercial area is opening three new surveys seeking residents’ opinions on the types of developments and appearance of buildings downtown. Read more

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Sydney Cromwell

The master plan committee for Homewood's downtown commercial area has opened a new survey seeking residents' opinions on the types of developments and appearance of buildings downtown. Read more

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Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

A cohesive plan for the future of downtown Homewood will be published this fall when the “Heart of Homewood” master planning process wraps up. Read more

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The "Heart of Homewood" committee also published a tentative timeline for completing the master plan. Read more

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GreenSpace Initiative Forum

Emily Featherston

Experts, residents and community leaders gathered to discuss the proposed pocket park, and what it would mean to the city. Read more

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