Pedestrian bridge for Hollywood Boulevard is one step closer to connecting walkers, runners and cyclists between Mountain Brook and Homewood

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Picture of the Hwy 280 overpass bridge between Mountain Brook and Homewood. Note how the car passing the cyclist having to move across the center line to safely pass – photo by Pat Byington

The construction of a pedestrian bridge over Highway 280 may be one step closer to reality.  The Mountain Brook City Council has approved a proposal that if finalized would create the Highway 280 Public Road Cooperative District with Homewood, Birmingham and Jefferson County.

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10 open houses happening in Birmingham this weekend, including a historic home in Highland Park

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Patience Itson and Todd Itson purchase their first home in Birmingham. Photo via Patience Itson.

Looking to buy a home? Or just want to check out some of the hottest homes on the market? Then attend these 10 open houses happening this weekend in Birmingham.

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Could rapid transit solve Highway 280 traffic woes? Mayor of Hoover says yes.

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Video still via Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham on Facebook

When I first moved to Birmingham from Georgia, the hit “Move” by Ludacris was big. The lyrics are about Atlanta traffic on Interstate 20, but I soon learned the tune is perfectly appropriate for Highway 280 in the Greater Birmingham area. Hoover mayor Frank Brocato wants to change that, and he thinks a rapid transit system is the answer.

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Hoover, from suburban enclave to a city with momentum: new developments in 2018

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Hoover Via- www.storagelocations.com.

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Before I moved to Birmingham I thought of Hoover, AL as just the high school football stronghold of the state, maybe because of that TV show from a few years ago. Hoover is a thriving suburb of Birmingham, a small city with momentum that is continuing to see a surge of new housing, business centers and retail development.

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McLeod Software and other Birmingham firms looking for tech employees in 2018

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New McLeod headquarters in Hoover, Al. Via-www.mcleodsoftware.com.

McLeod Software is being given a one million dollar tax break/incentive as they plan to relocate the corporate office to Meadow Brook Corporate Park on Highway 280 in Hoover. McLeod is just one of the area tech firms that will be hiring  in 2018. Continue reading “McLeod Software and other Birmingham firms looking for tech employees in 2018”

Moss Rock Festival smart-living, art + design November 4 & 5

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Laura Walker’s whimsical art at Moss Rock Festival. Via – Moss Rock.

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The first weekend in November come and see what Moss Rock Festival is all about!

November 4 & 5, grab your family and friends and discover the eco-creative festival. It’s a hybrid experience with nature, smart-living, art + design at its core…plus there’s great food and music. The weather is supposed to be perfect…perfect for a day outside enjoying this event!

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Whole Foods grand opening draws crowds in Hoover

Did you notice the long lines, sometimes 400 people deep, Wednesday morning in Hoover? The Whole Foods grand opening in the former Riverchase Village brought out huge crowds. Hoover has eagerly awaited the opening of the organic-grocery giant for almost 3 years.

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Crowds in line for Whole Foods grand opening, Hoover. Via- Whole Foods Hoover Facebook.

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