City of Birmingham approves $13M capital projects, including fire stations and Rickwood Field

Birmingham City Hall at Sunset 2021
Birmingham City Hall in 2021. ( Pat Byington/ Bham Now)

The Birmingham City Council approved an amended capital projects plan proposed by Mayor Randall Woodfin. 

Nearly $13 million plan will fund neighborhood street and sidewalk work, storm drainage projects and critical initiatives at facilities such as fire stations, parks, Rickwood Field and Vulcan Park and Museum.  The funding for these capital projects was made possible by city bond refinancing.   

Widespread Support

“These projects support our top priority of neighborhood revitalization. We want to move quickly to secure the funds needed to complete these projects,” Mayor Woodfin said following passage of the measure. “I thank the members of the council for working with me to take this step to move these projects forward.”

Here is a list of the capital improvements:

  • 41st Street streetscape and drainage: $1,500,000
  • Third Avenue West streetscape: $1,292,532.28
  • City Walk: $1,250,000
  • Green Springs Highway streetscape phase II: $1,200,000
  • Pine Knoll Vista drainage: $815,000
  • Forest Park Avondale Business District streetscape: $750,000
  • Carver Avenue SW: $675,000
  • Hooper City Phase V drainage improvement: $598,615
  • Tuggle Elementary School access improvements: $583,337
  • Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd streetscape: $500,000
Rickwood Field
Birmingham’s Rickwood Field from the journalist’s lookout. (Nathan Watson/Bham Now)
  • Second Avenue South streetscape: $500,000
  • Interstate Greenway Project: $500,000
  • Hawkins Golf Course repairs: $500,000
  • Hanover Circle repaving: $475,000
  • Vulcan Park improvements: $400,000
  • 19th Street Ensley improvements: $400,000
  • Rickwood Field improvement: $375,000
  • City Park (Mountaindale Road Park): $168,503.89
  • Museum of Art elevator repair: $150,000
  • Cahaba Road roundabout: $150,000
  • Eastlake Park (Fitness Court): $109,413
  • Germania Park improvements: $96,477.20
  • Henry Crumpton Recreation Center improvements: $37,561.19
  • Fire Facilities improvements: $20,278.84

Past Stories About These Community Projects

City Walk
CityWalk Bham (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

Bham Now has reported on several of these projects or ones that were nearby over the past year or two — including— East Lake Park Fitness Court, Hanover Circle repaving, and Green Springs Highway streetscape (the Homewood section) and City Walk

What do you think of Birmingham’s latest list of capital improvements? Let us know by tagging us at @bhamnow 

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Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.

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