Update on Birmingham mayor’s effort to eradicate blighted property

Via-www.janesjournals.com

In December of last year, I wrote about the demolition of blighted property in Birmingham. Has the situation changed? In mid-March 2018, a transition report that included public input and recommendations for progress in Birmingham was released by Mayor Woodfin. Take a look.

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Mystery surrounding old Southside Birmingham building solved

Mystery letters, D. VK. D. Via- Cameron Balentine.

A few weeks ago I wrote about the mystery surrounding the cryptic letters, D. V K. D painted on the blacked-out windows of an old, purple building on Birmingham’s south side.

Maybe you’ve seen those mysterious letters at 12th Street and 1st Avenue South and wondered what they could mean. We asked our readers what those letters might stand for…I think I know! Continue reading “Mystery surrounding old Southside Birmingham building solved”

Birmingham mayor plans to demolish one blighted property every day

Mayor Woodfin checks out an abandoned home in Powderly. Via- Mayor Randall Woodfin Facebook.

Abandoned and dilapidated homes and buildings pose a huge challenge for many cities across the country. Birmingham’s new mayor, Randall Woodfin, has an aggressive plan to reduce this urban blight, by demolishing one of these derelict structures every day!

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Vacant, historic Protective Life building has been purchased

Historic Commerce Building
Protective Life Building is sold. Photo: – Cameron Balentine.

There has been quite a bit of construction, renovation and development in Birmingham recently, especially on the North Side of the city . The latest, the historic and vacant Commerce Center or the former Protective Life building, sold for $2.875 million.

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