Cars and Coffee

Photos by Jeff Thompson.

A weekly meet-up at Brookwood is attracting hundreds of enthusiasts. Read more


Edgewood Elementary Crosswalk

Photo by Madoline Markham.

Oxmoor Road traffic is expected to change in 2014, and it could be coming as soon as this month. Read more


A rezoning of two Oxmoor Road properties marks the Council’s approval of The Exceptional Foundation’s plan to build a youth center and additional parking on the site. Read more

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Council considers removing three signals on Oxmoor Road

Photo from the Oxmoor Road Corridor Study, prepared by Skipper Consulting Inc.

A recent study recommended that signals on Oxmoor Road at Edgeview Avenue/Havenwood Court, St. Charles Street and E. Hawthorne/Seminole Drive be removed. Read more


West Homewood District rezoning

Image from West Homewood District Form-Based Code

During a meeting April 1, the Homewood Planning Commission voted 6-0 to recommend bringing properties along Oxmoor Road, Oak Grove Road and Scott Street into the West Homewood District. Read more

The rezoning of two lots on Oxmoor Road to make way for an expansion by The Exceptional Foundation will be back in front of the City’s Planning Commission for additional review at the April 14 City Council meeting. Read more


1612 Oxmoor Road

Photo by Madoline Markham.

Residents have created an online petition and plan to address their concerns during a public hearing on March 31 at 6 p.m. Read more


America's Best Inn Public Hearing

Photo by Jeff Thompson.

During the three-and-a-half-hour event, the City Council heard testimony from Chief of Police Jim Roberson, owners of the hotel and local residents. When it was time to make a motion, “deny” was the first and only option on the table. Read more

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Hollywood Union Hill Cemetery

Photo by Madoline Markham.

The scope of the pedestrian bridge project on Hollywood Boulevard could be expanding. Read more

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America's Best Value Inn & Suites

Photo by Jeff Thompson

The owners of America’s Best Value Inn & Suites, located on Oxmoor Road at the I-65 interchange, said they "foresee this being a successful resolution and positive step for our city." Read more


Gulf South Championship 2013

Photo courtesy of Gulf South.

GSC teams are renting 538 hotel rooms this year — all in Homewood. In addition, the conference is hosting two banquets at Rosewood Hall that will be catered by Homewood restaurants. Read more


Former Lovoy's Dupont Public House interior

Photo by Jeff Thompson

Homewood City Council dropped a request for alcohol sales at the site after learning there is a possibility chef Chris Dupont could walk away from the proposed location in SoHo. Read more


Diverging Diamond Intersection Example

Photo courtesy of Georgia Department of Transportation.

A Diverging Diamond crosses traffic to the opposite side of the road at the bridge, which creates an opportunity for drivers to veer left onto the interstate without stopping. Read more

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Lakeshore Drive

Homewood Snow photos 1.28.14

Homewood Mayor Scott McBrayer spent most of the day on Monday, Feb. 10 meeting with department heads in preparation for winter weather entering the area. Read more

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Executive Editor Jeff Thompson shares a personal account of the events of Winter Storm Leon. Read more

Editor's Perspective

Though some of these reports are unconfirmed, here is everything we’ve been able to gather about traffic on major thoroughfares in the greater Birmingham area. Read more


0912 Shades Valley Greenway plans

Image courtesy of Macknally Land Design and Goodwin, Mills, and Cawood.

Homewood City Council seeks to address congestion issues on Lakeshore Drive between Greensprings Highway and the Wildwood retail district by implementing inventive methods of traffic flow. Read more


Sept. 11, Vestavia Hills and Homewood joined with the City of Mountain Brook in dedicating beam from the World Trade Center. Read more


0913 Gas Line Map Hollywood

Image courtesy of Alagasco.

Utility construction in Hollywood is expected to wrap up by the end of this month, but some work could stretch into October. Read more


While it could still be months away, there might be reason to celebrate – specifically for everyone in Jefferson County who owns a vehicle. Read more


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