Workers Memorial Commons planned along the downtown riverfront:
It will feature a 15-foot sculpture incorporating a section of I-beam from the WTC, and four 30-foot metal things.
The left part of the photo is where the $13-million amphitheater is supposed to go in a couple years, with parking roughly where the orange clay area is.
The whole parcel (amphitheater plus workers memorial) is approximately 16 acres. Because of the site's former use as a city dump, it was deemed unsuitable for heavy buildings, which is why lighter uses such as an amphitheater, park space, and the memorial are planned.
Just off the right of the photo is the old Tuscaloosa Chevrolet site, which is being used for RV parking this fall. The 7.2-acre site is currently for sale, and is the largest riverfront-area site in Tuscaloosa's downtown area available for private development.
I have not seen any progress on the planned 5-story Cambria and Staybridge hotels north of the river. The site was cleared last year, and there is still a construction trailer, but I'm wondering if the project has been abandoned ?
Here's yet another of the many planned low-rise condo projects catering to the Bama football crowd: http://www.crimsoncommonscondos.com/
Renderings of the "City Lofts" project downtown, next to DePalma's Cafe:
Overbuilding of multi-family residential ?
Most managers of multifamily housing properties in Tuscaloosa – more than 75 percent – say they think the multifamily housing market in Tuscaloosa is slightly overbuilt or severely overbuilt, according to a survey conducted at the close of the spring semester by the Alabama Center for Real Estate at The University of Alabama.
UA enrollment tops 27,000 for first time :
Stillman College :
"To date, 438 freshmen have made their way to Stillman -- over 150 more than at this time last year – and more are expected before classes start Aug. 18." (Article was posted August 9)