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Housing & Development

Spring events set for Bellingrath Gardens and Home in March

Springtime in Mobile means beautiful azaleas, and the best place to view them is Bellingrath Gardens and Home. Enjoy the blooms of more than 250,000 vibrant azaleas in an explosion of color throughout the 65 acres of the Gardens.

The Building Home and Remodeling Show set for March

The Huntsville/Madison County Builders Association will be hosting its 28th annual Building, Home and Remodeling Show from Friday, March 4 through Sunday, March 6 in the South Hall of the Von Braun Center.

Intrepid awarded $57 million contract

Intrepid has been awarded a $57,563,870 cost-plus-fixed-fee level-of-effort task order providing technical assistance and analytical support to the Studies and Analysis Division of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (USASMDC/ARSTRAT) Future Warfare Center (FWC) in support of all aspects of Army Analysis. This task was awarded through the Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance Contract (SETAC).

Mayor Stimpson sponsors agreement to transform Water Street

Mayor Stimpson is sponsoring an agreement with Thompson Engineering, Inc. to transform Water Street from the backyard of downtown into the gateway of Mobile. The Mobile City Council is scheduled to vote on the contract during Tuesday's Council meeting.

Moss promoted to mortgage lending manager

Cadence Bank announced that Sam Moss was promoted to mortgage lending manager. Moss is charged with managing first lien mortgage production in the Huntsville area

Palmer Applauds Stay of Clean Power Plan

Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL), a member of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to stay the EPA's implementation of an overreaching Clean Power Plan designed to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants

Attorney Arrested for Stealing From the Department of Housing and Urban Development

Christopher B. Pitts, 46, a Georgia resident who was previously an attorney practicing in Montgomery, Alabama was arrested today after being indicted on February 2, 2016 for nine counts of wire fraud, announced George Beck Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama

Priority Veteran receives 3-year CARF accreditation

United Way of Central Alabama's Priority Veteran initiative recently received a 3-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities for its Rapid Rehousing and Homelessness Prevention Program.

Gateway settles claims with U.S. Justice Department over accssiblity requirements

The Gateway Companies, based in Florence, Alabama, its owner, Allan Rappuhn, and related partnerships which own multifamily apartments today settled claims by the United States Justice Department that Gateway failed to meet the technical accessibility requirements for apartments under the Fair Housing Act and Americans with Disabilities Act. The settlement, which was formalized by a Consent Order (the "Agreement"), affects 71 separate apartment complexes in Alabama, Georgia and North Carolina.

Twist Technology’s Lucy Bluetooth Audio named 2016 top product for Multi-Family

Twist Technology's Bluetooth Audio Product, "Lucy" has scored big in the ballpark of Multi-Family Development. The Lucy Audio System has been ranked the No. 1 product for Multi-Family for 2016 by TecHome Builder

BCHS students to set up cardboard city to raise awareness of the homeless

Despite freezing temperatures, Baldwin County High School students will brave the cold weather Friday night to shed light on the homeless community in the area. The school's National Honor Society will set up a "Cardboard City" on the school lawn and the members will spend the night outdoors in cardboard boxes.

Castle Lanterra Properties kicks off resident academic scholarship program

Castle Lanterra Properties (CLP) has launched an academic scholarship program to provide opportunities for its tenants at the company's residential properties throughout the east, south and midwestern U.S., announced Elie Rieder, founder and CEO of the New York-based, privately-held real estate company

Habitat for Humanity receives property donation in Bay Minette

North Baldwin Utilities has committed to donate a parcel of property to Habitat for Humanity of Baldwin County for the construction of a new home for a family in need of decent housing

Hometown Realtor joins Three Sixty

Growing up in the construction industry is a real plus for a Realtor, as Harris knows first hand. Her father, Allen Harris, owner of Bailey-Harris Construction, taught her from an early age about the importance of hard work and customer satisfaction. Harris loves new construction and development and she has truly enjoyed watching the Auburn area grow over the years. Her long term experience with the area is a meaningful benefit to her clients.

Free construction course offered for adults at North Baldwin Center for Technology

The Alabama Home Builders Foundation is sponsoring a free 8-week course offered to adult learners needing basic knowledge and skills for construction work. Enrollment is limited to people who plan on obtaining employment in the residential construction field

Jury rules against Bank and Servicing Co.

Following a weeklong trial, a Mobile jury awarded $400,000 to a husband and wife, whose home was wrongfully foreclosed on by Deutsche Bank National Trust Company and its loan servicer, Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC.

Byrne Introduces Bill to Cut Down on Public Housing Abuse

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) introduced legislation today that would ensure accountability in public housing by cracking down on the number of over-income families who live in taxpayer-subsidized public housing.

Palmer Cautions States Against Implementing Clean Power Plan

Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL), a member of the Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Environment and the Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on the Interior, both of which have jurisdiction over the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), sent a letter along with Science, Space and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith concerning the EPA’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) to the Governors and Attorneys General of all 50 states.

Standard Furniture to feature Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines product line

Standard Furniture Corp. is pleased to announce the debut of the new Magnolia Home Furnishings by Joanna Gaines line of furniture and accessories. The new product launch will take place at the International Home Furnishings Market Oct. 17-21, in High Point, N.C. This home furnishings market is for wholesale dealers, with the products arriving in retail stores across the country beginning in January

Mayor Stimpson appoints Kim Pettway to Mobile Housing Authority Board

Mayor Sandy Stimpson today appointed Kim Pettway to the Board of Commissioners of the Mobile Housing Authority. "I have no doubt that Kim will excel as a leader on the Mobile Housing Authority," said Stimpson. "She brings a spirit of service to this important board and I’m sure she will fulfill her duties with diligence and integrity."

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City of Mobile to Unveil New Future Land Use and Major...

As directed by the Map for Mobile, the City of Mobile is unveiling the new Future Land Use Map and Major Street Plan on Thursday, April 6, at 6 pm in the gymnasium of Government Street Baptist Church, located at 3401 Government Boulevard. The City is also hosting a zoning workshop to gain further feedback from citizens on the zoning framework.

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City of Mobile to Unveil New Future Land Use and Major...

As directed by the Map for Mobile, the City of Mobile is unveiling the new Future Land Use Map and Major Street Plan on Thursday, April 6, at 6 pm in the gymnasium of Government Street Baptist Church, located at 3401 Government Boulevard. The City is also hosting a zoning workshop to gain further feedback from citizens on the zoning framework.