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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. more

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The Homewood City Council approved a series of changes to the city zoning ordinances at its Aug. 13 meeting, and council members plan to discuss more changes in the near future. more

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Saulter and Carr Road development

Courtesy of KADCO Homes

The zoning book changes must be approved by the City Council before being enacted. more

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Sydney Cromwell

Owner Jason Kessler intends to build two homes, one of them his own, on the property. more

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Edgewood Manor

Courtesy of KADCO Homes

The Commission also approved a preliminary hotel development plan on U.S. 280, zoning ordinance changes and carried over discussion of subdividing a parcel on Highland Road into two lots. more

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Hall-Kent Elementary addition

Courtesy of Goodwyn Mills & Cawood

Four of Homewood's schools will receive exterior additions, while Shades Cahaba Elementary will have extensive interior work completed. more

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Edgewood Manor

Courtesy of KADCO Homes

The city council will give the final vote on the rezoning request, but the development plan fails due to the tied vote. more

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Mecca Avenue Lot Subdivision

Sydney Cromwell

The commission also denied a request to rezone a house on Stuart Street for commercial use. These cases will be sent to the City Council for a final decision. more

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Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

The city is expecting to break ground on its new public safety headquarters in summer 2018. more

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Curio Hotel

Courtesy of Scotty Stanford

The developers made changes to the height and parking in response to concerns at the July commission meeting. more

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18th Street Hotel Development

Courtesy of Mike Mouron

The plans included a seven-story Curio hotel, restaurant and retail space in the former Hatfield Auto and Little Professor properties on 18th Street South. more

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Photo by Emily Featherston

The Commission approved the request to construct three new buildings to be used for student housing. more

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Wildwood Centre

Courtesy of Graham & Company.

Chris Stokes, the owner of Simple Auto Imports, decided not to pursue a requested amendment to the Planned Mixed Use District, which would have allowed him to proceed with plans for an indoor car dealership in Wildwood. more

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Wildwood Centre

Courtesy of Graham & Company.

Potential car brands would include Mercedes, BMW, Porsche, Audi, Bentley and Maserati. Stokes said cars would be tested to ensure they have been cared for by previous owners. more

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Columbiana Road townhomes

Courtesy of Ellis Architects

A representative from Progressive Properties, which owns the subject property at 818 Columbiana Road, said the townhomes would be 1,600-1,800 square feet and include a driveway and garage. more

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All Saints Episcopal Parking

Sydney Cromwell

The church has about 180 students in its preschool and said they had heard concerns from neighbors about the traffic and on-street parking during daily drop-off and pickup. more

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Creative Montessori Construction

Sydney Cromwell

At its July 7 meeting, the Planning Commission decided to approve an amendment to Creative Montessori School's development plan despite concerns over parking. more

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Planning Commission

Sydney Cromwell

The commission decided it would be better to amend the current form-based zoning code to reflect West Homewood’s needs and remove the CDRC. more

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The Homewood Planning Commission voted 5-1 to recommend a conditional rezoning for the Alabama Printing building, located next to Steel City Pops, to accommodate Red Hills Brewing Company. more

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