Bessemer’s Jonesboro community is a federally-designated food desert. Located just Southwest of downtown Bessemer, this low-income area hasn’t had ready access to fresh, affordable food…until now. Keep reading for the scoop on Urban Market Discount Foods and how they’re changing access to healthy food in the area.
Bessemer and the greater Birmingham area owe so much to their industrial pasts. And, a recent $300,000 Brownfield Assessment Grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency will help Bessemer conduct community-wide assessments of 21 brownfield sites. The goal, according to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, is to help “transform contaminated sites into community assets.”
Big things are happening in Bessemer. In addition to the new Amazon fulfillment center, Carvana has chosen Bessemer as the site for a new $40 million distribution center. Check out why it’s such a big deal.
Plans are in the works to transform Bessemer’s former city hall space into a mixed-use development, bringing new housing units and retail space downtown. This is great news and a huge step in revitalizing the downtown Bessemer area! Here’s why.