Kathy Murphy rezoning press conference 12-14-17

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School officials estimate the rezoning plan will send roughly 1,900 to 2,200 students to new school zones when the next school year starts in August 2018. more

Dec 14, 2017 5:09 PM Schools 5 Comments

The city of Hoover has had a lot of big zoning fights in 50 years, and one man has been in the middle of most of them. more

Sep 26, 2017 3:26 PM News

Douglas Commons annexation

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D.R. Horton wants to build 42 houses on 12 acres and to prohibit people under the age of 18 from living there permanently. more

Jul 17, 2017 9:31 PM News

Trace Crossings 6-5-17 zoning amendment

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Commenters said the council should have delayed a decision until the city completes a comprehensive master plan. more

Jun 12, 2017 12:05 PM News 1 Comments

Trace Crossings rezoning 5-8-17 (5)

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Trace Crossings residents have been calling on City Council members to reject parts of the rezoning plan or postpone consideration until the city adopts a comprehensive plan. more

Jun 1, 2017 9:10 PM News 1 Comments

Hoover school bus 2016

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Deer Valley and Bluff Park elementary schools are expected to be about 99 percent full in August, and three other schools are expected to be above "functional capacity," school officials say. more

May 23, 2017 1:53 PM Schools 3 Comments

Trace Crossings rezone plan 5-8-17

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The request, which now goes to the Hoover City Council, would add 348 acres and nearly 500 homes to Trace Crossings and rezone land across from the Hoover Met for commercial development. more

May 8, 2017 11:23 PM News 6 Comments

Superintendent Kathy Murphy said she plans to ask a federal judge to implement the rezoning for 2018-19 instead to give families, employees and the community plenty of time to prepare. more

Apr 10, 2017 8:34 PM Schools

Trace Crossings rezoning meeting 2-9-17

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The new zoning plan calls for 421 residential lots to be moved from other parts of Hoover to Trace Crossings and includes a new layout for the sports complex, new access roads for schools, and park land along the Cahaba River. more

Feb 9, 2017 11:14 PM News

4670 Valleydale Road (1)

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The plan is to put a gasoline station/convenience store and a small shopping center on the property, across the street from the North Shelby Fire Department's Station No. 1. more

Jan 17, 2017 7:47 PM News

Carmike Cinemas Patton Creek

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The proposal has stirred debate in the Hoover community. more

Jan 16, 2017 4:26 PM News 3 Comments

HSUN-CITY Planco Bluff Park subdivision layout.jpg

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The property is located near the corner of Alford Avenue and Tyler Road, and the rezoning now goes to the Hoover City Council for final approval. more

Sep 12, 2016 10:46 PM News


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Hoover Schools superintendent wraps up busy first year, says work still to be done. more

May 26, 2016 9:01 PM Schools

I-459 apartment rezoning

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The council rejected stiff opposition from U.S. Steel and other owners of the property in question, saying the land is best suited for mostly commercial use. more

Apr 4, 2016 9:44 PM News 10 Comments

I-459 apartment rezoning

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The vote originally was scheduled for March 7 but was postponed until April 4. more

Apr 3, 2016 8:15 PM News


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After two years of planning and community debate, the Hoover school board is partnering with the U.S. Department of Justice and NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund to ask a federal judge to approve new school attendance zones. more

Mar 28, 2016 1:56 PM News

I-459 apartment rezoning

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A recap of the March 7 Hoover City Council meeting more

Mar 7, 2016 11:50 PM News 1 Comments

I-459 apartment rezoning

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The Hoover City Attorney has recommended Hoover City Council continue a rezoning case on the March 7 agenda. more

Mar 7, 2016 10:55 PM News

Hoover school board meeting 3-7-16

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The proposal, which could send nearly 2,500 students to new schools in the 2016-17 school year, now goes to the federal court for consideration. more

Mar 7, 2016 10:27 PM Schools 4 Comments

I-459 apartment rezoning

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The city is proposing to rezone the land against the wishes of the property owners, which include U.S. Steel. more

Mar 7, 2016 8:38 AM

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