Birmingham City Council approves public projects

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The Birmingham City Council approved Tuesday more than $20 million in public projects that will be paid for by the Economic Recovery Zone bonds:

Birmingham City Councilors approved both public and private bonds which will serve as a catalyst to complete projects that are "shovel ready."

City leaders are hoping the projects can act as economic development during a time when the city is experiencing tough financial times.

Streets - $2.7 million
12th Street Rickwood-Mat
14th Street Corridor
19th Street Bush-Tuxedo
3rd Avenue West-PH11MA
41 Street & 1 Avenue So
Coalburg Road
Ensley Avenue (20th to W)
Finley Avenue Extension
Jefferson Avenue
Oporto Madrid Street Improvement
Pratt Highway Bridge
Railroad Reservation Grant Match

Parks and Recreation - $18 million
Apple Valley Recreation Center
Avondale Park
Brownsville Heights Community Center
Civil Rights Trail Signage
Cooper Green Park
Crestwood Park
Dolomite-Westfield Park
Fountain Heights Recreation Center
Harriman Park Recreation Center
HVAC Recreation Centers
Liberty Highlands Park
Memorial Park
Wiggins Park

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