Community Updates from the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham

16th Street Corridor Study and Conceptual Streetscape Plan

The RPCGB and the City of Birmingham conducted a successful public meeting on the 16th Street Corridor Study for the Fountain Heights Neighborhood on Tuesday, November 3rd.  The RPCGB presented a overview of the project, the results from the Visual Preference Survey, and displayed conceptual alternatives based on the comments from the September 12th  Fountain Heights Neighborhood Association Meeting. The residents of Fountain Heights comments and public input were insightful for guiding the future development of the 16th Street Corridor Plan. The Fountain Heights Neighborhood Association and the City of Birmingham have requested assistance from the Regional Planning Commission through the Building Communities Program to complete this study.  For additional information please contact Richard Amore, Senior Planner with the RPCGB at ramore@rpcgb.org.
 
City of Calera adopted Subdivision Regulations

The City of Calera and the KPS Group conducted a successful public hearing on the City of Calera’s subdivision regulations on Tuesday, November 3rd.  The City of Calera’s Planning Commission adopted the subdivision regulations on November 3rd and recommended the regulations to the City Council. The update to the city’s zoning and subdivision regulations are funded by the RPCGB through the Building Communities Program.  For additional information please contact Richard Amore, RPCGB Senior Planner, ramore@rpcgb.org or Jason Fondren with the KPS Group, jfondren@kpsgroup.
 
City of Leeds Master Plan

The RPCGB met with the City of Leeds Planning Commission of October 8th to go over the first installment of the draft Master Plan.  The draft of the first installment of the Master Plan includes a community assessment that shows the existing conditions, which include the environmental analysis, a demographic study and an overview of the City of Leeds services and infrastructure. 

The RPCGB will meet with the City of Leeds Planning Commission on Thursday, November 12th to collect any comments from the Commissioners, Councilors and City Staff.  The RPCGB and the City of Leeds are seeking a date in  December for a public meeting on the Master Plan.  The public meeting date will be confirmed in the next few weeks. The City of Leeds have requested assistance from the RPCGB through the Building Communities Program to complete the Master Plan for the City.  For additional information please contact Richard Amore, Senior Planner with the RPCGB at ramore@rpcgb.org.

City of Irondale to Examine Commercial Corridor Areas

The City of Irondale has contracted with the RPCGB and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) to examine the land use and transportation issues along three important commerce corridor areas within the City of Irondale. The project will examine and report findings within concentric drive time areas for the three geographic targets defined by the City. Through a comprehensive analysis of the community’s economy and demography, RPCGB will compile an inventory of existing retail businesses and identify the most promising types of retail prospects for economic development for the market. In addition to a market assessment, RPCGB will also develop a transportation plan for the City of Irondale which will include a circulation review, roadway assessments, and improvement recommendations. 

City of Jemison Master Plan Completed

The City of Jemison’s Master Plan was completed and adopted in recent months.  The plan addresses growth and future development within the next twenty years and examines the city’s current policies that relate to the changing conditions in the area and region. To look at the City of Jemison’s Master Plan please visit the RPCGB website.

To see a complete list of community planning projects completed in 2009, visit the Community Planning section of the RPCGB website.

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