Tag: Birmingham Development

Is Your Pet Peeve on Birmingham’s Planned Paving Map?

View Birmingham’s planned paving map.

The city of Birmingham has released a map showing plans for repaving roads in the city.

Roads shown in green are projects already funded in the city budget. The red streets are identified as priority projects but have not yet been funded.

The map allows you to zoom in to see details of any projects, or you can search for a specific address.

These plans are part of an ongoing $5.1 million repaving project. The roads in green are expected to be finished about November. Read more.

“No guarantee” for Future Tax Breaks to Help Rescue Historic Birmingham Buildings

An economic development tool credited with facilitating more than $170 million in development in Birmingham faces an uncertain future after being pushed aside by lawmakers preoccupied with the state’s budget battle.

An effort to renew Alabama’s historic preservation tax credit was derailed in the spring and has been expected to be renewed early next year. But a leading opponent said he may move to block renewal of the credits even if a state study concludes that they are effective.

State Sen. Lee Trip Pittman, R-Montrose, is waiting for completion of a state study of the law’s effectiveness before taking a formal position, he said, but his opposition to the use of tax credits in general may lead him to try to block renewal of the incentive regardless of the findings.