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August 26, 2013

Moratorium extended on new building in Fultondale's Glendale neighborhood

FULTONDALE — Fultondale is extending a ban on new construction in the Glendale neighborhood as the city considers rezoning the area.

The city council on Monday extended a moratorium on the issuance of permits for new construction so the Planning Commission can continue to consider revisions to the neighborhood’s zoning. The commission would then make a recommendation to the city council.

Currently, the neighborhood is zoned for multi-family structures, and the city is considering changing it to business zoning.

Mayor Jim Lowery has said previously that it will be a mixed-use neighborhood where families will continue to live. He said allowing businesses to open in the area would increase property values among other benefits for residents and the city.

In other business, the council:

  • authorized Lowery to declare some police department equipment as surplus property in order to sell it
  • proclaimed the month of August as Firefighter Appreciation Month as sponsored by the Muscular Dystrophy Association
  • announced that city hall will be closed on Monday for Labor Day and on Sept. 11
  • announced a Sept. 11 memorial ceremony at 10 a.m. in the Ashley Furniture parking lot

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