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Brookwood Village, one of the Birmingham area’s oldest shopping malls is slated for some major changes.
At the October 26th Homewood City Council meeting, Arlington Properties and Colliers International announced plans to develop the Brookwood Village massive footprint alongside Shades Creek into a mixed-use project.
“Representatives from Arlington Properties and Colliers International came to us tonight with some preliminary drawings,”Homewood City Councilor Jennifer Andress whose Ward 5 district encompasses Brookwood Village.
They (developers) made it clear the map is a starting point. They want as much public input as we can possibly give them.”Jennifer Andress
Brookwood Village Features
According to the Homewood Star, the developers are proposing a new mixed-use district that will have the following amenities:
- Public green space as its anchor
- Locally owned, upscale retailers
- Food and beverage options;
- Office buildings
- Housing for both renters and homeowners, including 350 high-end apartments.
Mark Stuermann, executive vice president of development at Arlington Properties, and Joe Sandner IV, president and COO of Colliers International, plan to hold community meetings in October and November to receive feedback and comments regarding the planned changes to Brookwood Village.
Four planned open forums have been scheduled for Homewood residents.
- October 29 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Homewood City Hall
- November 5 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Homewood City Hall
- November 10 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. (location TBA)
- November 12 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. (location TBA)
Public Input Is Vital
According to Andress, Brookwood Village was the number one issue constituents were talking about when she and fellow Ward 5 councilor John Hardin “knocked on” doors before this fall’s election.
“We as the city council and new mayor want our citizens involved every step of the way, giving all the input they can give.” added Andress. “Anytime people (developers) want to work with our constituents, talk to people who live here, that is always a positive. It has always been a good experience during the four years I’ve been on the council.”
Contact Homewood City Hall for the locations for the third and fourth forums. Once everything is decided construction may take up to two years to complete the renovation to Brookwood Village.