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Homewood City Council

Samford University Agreement

Sydney Cromwell

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

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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

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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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The planning and development committee will continue its discussion of the agreement, which would last five years. Read more

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Travel Inn 6-25-19

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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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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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The West Homewood District has a zoning code separate from the rest of the city. 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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The City Council will interview the candidates on Wednesday, May 15. Read more

Schools

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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Homewood’s existing sign code, Borys said, is not user-friendly and has a number of different sign districts that don’t match up with property zoning for different uses. Read more

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Property owner Tim Coker plans to relocate the existing building and replace it with a 6,000-square-foot building, containing two commercial tenants and a second-story condominium, as well as an underground parking garage. Read more

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The council's committees also heard budget requests from the Police Department and sign and landscaping plans from the downtown Jack's. Read more

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April 8 City Council meeting

Sydney Cromwell

Council members wanted to see a rendering of how the new two-story building would look. Read more

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Sign ordinance

Sydney Cromwell

The odor issues in West Homewood also came up again, after the odor reappeared last week. Read more

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These agreements mean work can move forward on the two projects. Read more

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The program is a response to increased pedestrian safety concerns at the school and Patriot Park. Read more

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