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Proposed downtown intensity zoning

Courtesy of Heart of Homewood Plan

The downtown zoning code changes are expected to come before the Planning Commission in November. 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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The planning and development committee will continue its discussion of the agreement, which would last five years. Read more

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Jared Lewis Development

Sydney Cromwell

The next meeting will be June 4. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read more

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Sydney Cromwell

The request would have divided the property into eight 50-foot-wide lots, according to the original plat lines drawn for the land. Read more

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Committee meeting

Sydney Cromwell

The council also discussed traffic and tree planting around the city, as well as spill containment at the Barber Dairy plant. Read more

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Caliber

Courtesy of Jared Lewis

One rezoning will make room for Caliber, a new sporting goods retailer. Read more

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Committee meeting

Sydney Cromwell

The committee discussed funding an environmental consultant up to $27,000 to determine the source of the odor. Read more

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City Council

Sydney Cromwell

The council also heard a request to build a front yard fence at 1732 Wellington Road. Read more

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Brookwood Orthopedics Pavilion

Sydney Cromwell

At its July 13 meeting, the council held a public hearing for rezoning the property at 525 Brookwood Blvd. to Institutional District for the construction of an orthopedics center and 500-car parking deck. Read more

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Peter Wright

Sydney Cromwell

In a 6-3 vote on May 18, the city council approved a controversial plan to rezone 2814 Linden Avenue to institutional district, allowing Cathedral Church of the Advent to use the spot. Read more

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Business owners oppose Linden Ave church

Sydney Cromwell

Many local residents and business owners, including representatives from Soca Clothing, Pure Barre, SoHo Retro and Momma Goldberg’s, spoke about problems this would create with parking and traffic congestion in the area. Read more

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Chris Hoyt

Sydney Cromwell

The council’s opposition to the sign came mainly from its aesthetics, as it includes a caricatured drawing of the founder’s face and purposefully uneven lettering. Read more

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Form-based zoning code

Sydney Cromwell

The zoning code would create more unity in the regulations for commercial and other properties within the city’s central business district. The question under discussion Monday was over the boundaries of this proposed district. Read more

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City Attorney Mike Kendrick

Sydney Cromwell

At the public hearing on April 13, the council and residents can discuss proposed operating procedures and warrants for variation from the design review committee’s standards. Read more

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BP Billboard Meeting

Photo by Madoline Markham.

The council passed a resolution to “deplore” the placement of an electronic billboard at Lakeshore and Green Springs and pursue any and all options to eliminate it. Read more

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18th Street Downtown Shops

Photo by Madoline Markham.

The city council is in the early stages of updating the master plan for Homewood’s downtown business districts. Read more

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