On the agenda: Construction abound

02.24.2009 by AndrĂ© Natta · → Leave a comment

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A quick look over this morning’s Birmingham City Council agenda would not necessarily make you think of construction. However, it signals a great deal of construction and growth for the city, once you get down to the introduction and first readings section of today’s agenda.

A great deal of the items focus on the Ensley neighborhood. Item 19 provides $900,000 to move forward with plans to renovate and stabilize the Ramsay-McCormack Building in the Ensley neighborhood. Item 20 provides for $2 million to be used from the city’s Capital Improvement Fund to assist in completing the HOPE VI Tuxedo Court development in Ensley. Item 32 suggests that the scope of work associated with the project will now include a public park and developing a portion of the Ensley Trail.

Item 24 lets Mayor Langford provide $25,000 towards the $1 million commitment to Sloss Furnaces‘ new visitors center, with Item 28 allowing him to execute the project development contract.

There’s more, after the jump:

Item 30 allows for the city to execute a property transfer agreement giving it control of the former Banks, Elyton, Powell and Carver High School proerties. Items 34-36 start the process on the mayor developing and executing his plans for the Elyton School’s transformation into a home for a K4 prorgam.

Item 37 allows for Mayor Langford to move forward with providing $5 million in funding for Railroad Park‘s amphitheater.

Items 38-40 do the same for the mayor’s commitment to the Birmingham Zoo.

Item 47 provides payment for work done on City Parking Deck #3.

Items 49 & 50 allows for architectural and engineering work to begin on recreational centers in Fountain Heights and Apple Valley.

There’s more, but we’re running out of space…

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