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Tower Development Inc. is eyeing a vacant plot of land, near the Avondale and Forest Park neighborhoods, with plans to add 29 homes.
The land under consideration for the proposed development is the largest undeveloped area in the neighborhood. A number of residents in the community are questioning the proposal.
A hearing on the matter will take place at 5:30 pm, on Wednesday (Feb. 22), in the Council Chambers at Birmingham City Hall
“I don’t mind if houses get built on this land, but I want to make sure the long-term best interest of everyone is considered…”
– Brad Edmonds, resident of Crestwood South, told al.com
Current Development Details:
- 29 – Three to Four Bedrooms – Homes
- Pricing – $200,000 to $300,000
- Lots – 50 to 60 Feet Wide
- Cul-de-sac Style
- One Entrance and Exit in the middle of the property
As mentioned, some residents are not satisfied with the plans Tower Homes has brought forth.
Andrea Paschal, a resident of Crestwood started a petition to express concerns about the current plans – about 333 people have signed so far.
The objections are as follows…
- Styles of the Homes
We as neighbors have concerns that the style of the new Crestwood Hills development would significantly clash with the surrounding buildings and detract from the character of the neighborhood.
– The Petition Reads
- Size of the Homes in relation to the lot size
- Additional strain to the neighborhood infrastructure and more in terms of…
services such as police, sanitary sewer systems, and storm water drainage facilities and the removal of massive amounts of mature trees with no green areas and large trees to remain in the aftermath of the clear cutting of the proposed area.
The petition is calling for the developer to revise their plans.
- Reduce number/size of Homes
- Change the Style to fit existing Home Styles
- Leave larger/mature trees
- Create Green Space
If the developer is cleared by the Birmingham City Council, the lot will be cleaned and graded to fit current plans.
It is expected to be completed in 2 years.