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12.11.2007 by Andr√© Natta · → 6 Comments

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We now know why contributor (and Terminal logo artist) Charles Buchanan hasn’t had time to post to the site recently…

Green Acres sotry screenshot - UAB Publications

Screenshot of Green Dreams article by Charles Buchanan. UAB Publications.

It’s because of an excellent article in UAB Magazine’s Fall 2007 issue about our city’s renewed interest in completing the Olmstead Brothers’ park plan, specifically the city’s Park-nership project focusing on Railroad Reservation Park, Red Mountain Park and Ruffner Mountain Nature Center.

It’s also a great time to focus on this piece as our City Council will vote to formally enter into a management agreement with the Friends of the Railroad District to manage Railroad Reservation Park during their regularly scheduled meeting this morning (items 11 & 15 on the council agenda – PDF).

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Andre
Andre

Colm, Railroad Reservation Park plans a second "groundbreaking ceremony" on Jan. 2. A ceremony was already held in 2006. Demolition has already begun on the buildings at the far western end of the property. The Ruffner Mountain project had a formal ceremony on November 26; they have also begun construction on their wetland project. Red Mountain Park closed on their property in October and are moving forward with plans to finalize their development schedule.

Andre Natta
Andre Natta

Colm, Railroad Reservation Park plans a second "groundbreaking ceremony" on Jan. 2. A ceremony was already held in 2006. Demolition has already begun on the buildings at the far western end of the property. The Ruffner Mountain project had a formal ceremony on November 26; they have also begun construction on their wetland project. Red Mountain Park closed on their property in October and are moving forward with plans to finalize their development schedule.

Colm
Colm

The article was conspicuously deficient on a timeframe. When can we expect to see some progress in these projects breaking ground, half opening, grand opening, etc?

Colm
Colm

The article was conspicuously deficient on a timeframe. When can we expect to see some progress in these projects breaking ground, half opening, grand opening, etc?

Final Taxi
Final Taxi

I hope this comes to pass. I love what Chattanooga did to their city. When I go to the their riverfront every year to see the outdoor films in the park- thanks to Bham vendor backyardfimparties.com - I am in awe of the beauty. It would be nice for us to have something like that for all families.

Final Taxi
Final Taxi

I hope this comes to pass. I love what Chattanooga did to their city. When I go to the their riverfront every year to see the outdoor films in the park- thanks to Bham vendor backyardfimparties.com - I am in awe of the beauty. It would be nice for us to have something like that for all families.