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The Montgomery area food bank will celebrate the grand opening of their newly expanded facility. The expansion was built onto the existing facility on Trade Center Street.The newly expanded facility isMore >>
The Montgomery area food bank will celebrate the grand opening of their newly expanded facility. The expansion was built onto the existing facility on Trade Center Street.More >>
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The strategically positioned southeastern Ukraine town of Novoazovsk appears firmly under the control of Russia-backed separatists as concerns grow about the opening of a new front in the Ukraine conflict.More >>
"Russian forces have entered Ukraine," the country's president declared Thursday, cancelling a foreign trip and calling an emergency meeting of his security council. Reports from analysts to separatist rebels to NATO...More >>
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The search area for a missing Malaysian airliner in the southern Indian Ocean has been refined based on the latest analysis, while the investigation into how the plane came to crash cannot proceed until the...More >>
Just weeks before the hunt for the missing Malaysian airliner is set to resume, an Australian official said Thursday that the sprawling search area in the southern Indian Ocean may be extended farther south based on a new...More >>
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A Butler County family can't believe that the man convicted of their loved one's death has been allowed to leave prison and work near where they live and where the crime happened. Bobby Ray McCombs brothersMore >>
A Butler County family can't believe that the man convicted of their loved one's death has been allowed to leave prison and work near where they live and where the crime happened.
Montgomery Development Director Chad Emerson believes the view of the Alabama River from Maxwell Boulevard will make developers anxious to snatch up space there.
"This is the type of property that not many cities are fortunate to have," says Emerson.
Right now, the city owns the property between Whitman and Holt streets. They plan to sell it to the developers who present the best ideas. Emerson believes the key is getting more places to live.
"You can imagine people building maybe a residential unit that has multiple stories worth of balconies, people overlooking the river, drinking their coffee in the morning."
City leaders say the demand for downtown living has increased so much over the last few years, that even the residential space they have downtown isn't enough to satisfy the need.
"You could easily build 300 units downtown for the next five years and still not meet all the demand," adds Emerson.
TJ Williford knows that demand all too well.
"We can average anywhere from 10-15 inquiries per day," says Williford.
His company manages the Alley Station lofts downtown and is currently working on a 220-unit apartment development downtown known as the Warehouse Project. With a waiting list sometimes 40 people deep, he'll admit, residential space on Maxwell Boulevard would help.
"I think it's an obvious solution to the demand. There's some beautiful views on that side of the river and a residential component would fit nicely."
Not to mention folks who would jump at the chance to be down there.
"I could easily go out, do a few things, go exploring for lack of a better word," says Montgomery resident, Danielle Sabafi.
Developers have until Labor Day weekend to come up with ideas and submit them to the city.
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