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Online survey underway as part of development of citywide housing plan

09.24.2014 by André Natta · No Comments


An online survey is being conducted as part of the creation of the City of Birmingham’s housing plan (as suggested during the recent comprehensive plan process). It takes about 10 minutes to complete — with a final report due in December. Continue reading

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Birmingham’s inaugural Innovation Week underway

09.22.2014 by André Natta · 0 Comments


The inaugural Innovation Week in metro Birmingham is in full swing after a ribbon cutting event this morning at Innovation Depot and a panel discussion hosted by the Birmingham Business Alliance in their offices. Continue reading

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UPDATED: Trader Joe’s arrives in Birmingham in late 2015

09.17.2014 by André Natta · 0 Comments


Trader Joe’s has announced it will open its first store in Alabama during the second half of 2015 – in Birmingham, AL. It continues a trend of opening larger stores in shopping centers and brings a grocer back to The Summit for the first time since Bruno’s closed in 2009. Continue reading

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Birmingham’s newest municipal website makes its debut

09.4.2014 by André Natta · 0 Comments

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The city of Birmingham quietly launched the latest iteration of their website late Wednesday afternoon. It replaces the one in use since January 2008 and is a good excuse to take a look back at how it’s evolved since 2001. Continue reading

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Auburn’s Urban Studio welcomed Birmingham to its new home Wednesday evening

09.4.2014 by André Natta · 0 Comments

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A large crowd gathered inside the building at the southeast corner of 20th Street and 3rd Avenue North to celebrate the opening of the new home for the Auburn Urban Studio — and what it’s meant to the community during its 23 years of existence. Continue reading

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UPDATE: BJCTA to hold public meeting on proposed new U.S. 280 commuter route

09.3.2014 by André Natta · 0 Comments


Interested residents in metro Birmingham will soon have a chance to share their thoughts about a proposal that would introduce a limited stop commuter bus service along U.S. Highway 280. The City Council’s Transportation and Communications Committee was briefed on the proposal Wednesday afternoon. Continue reading

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The mayor negotiating direct flight options isn’t that far-fetched — for several reasons

09.3.2014 by André Natta · 0 Comments

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Tuesday saw Mayor Bell speak publicly about efforts to negotiate for international direct flight service from Birmingham, AL to the German state of Bremen. There’s a precedent for these types of negotiations taking place — and for Bremen rising to the top of the list. Continue reading

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