North Jefferson News, Gardendale, AL

August 26, 2013

Moratorium extended on new building in Fultondale's Glendale neighborhood

By Melanie Patterson
North Jefferson News

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: