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The city seeks to contract with the Birmingham firm of Kimley Horn to do a citywide traffic study. Read more

Homewood City Council

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The Homewood City Council on Monday approved a nine-year agreement with Samford University that allows the school to purchase residential property. Read more

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Most Homewood residents know the City Council, and many probably also recognize active boards like the Planning Commission and Parks and Recreation Board. But how many know what the Housing Code Abatement Board or the Medical Clinic Board do? Read more

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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

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Sydney Cromwell

The council also set several public hearings for its next meeting. Read more

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The revised agreement reflects several changes requested by residents. Read more

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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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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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