Category Archives: development

Take the ‘Jeff Dean challenge’

Jeff Dean, the guy who designed the Civil Heritage Trail, asked the group on Tuesday’s walk if we could find the error on the face of the Alabama Capitol’s clock. Can you find the goof? Look closely… (SPOILER ALERT: The … Continue reading

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Historic walking tour project picks up its pace

For those who prefer to be chauffeured around town when exploring, Montgomery has its historic trolley. But for those of us who don’t mind breaking a sweat and who want to dig a little deeper, there is now a walking … Continue reading

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Will the Oak Park shooting thwart efforts to redevelop it?

When I heard about the recent shooting at Oak Park, I immediately thought of the planning efforts that have been underway to return the city’s oldest park back to its place of prestige in the public’s mind. Although I personally … Continue reading

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Rezoning proponents say ‘yes’ vote is good for the future (with video)

The Montgomery City Council approved a rezoning request for a property located off Old Selma Road that could be the site of a future industrial park, but the vote was to the dismay of residents in the Old Selma Road … Continue reading

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Life after Kress: What can be done with an old department store building?

As we wait to see the rehabilitation work unfold at Montgomery’s S.H. Kress building downtown, we here at the Daily Siftings thought it would be nifty to see what a nearby city has recently done with its Kress building. (I … Continue reading

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ARB: What went down

The Architectural Review Board made the following decisions at its meeting tonight: Denied - The petitioner, Trena Gamble, was a no-show. Gamble requested that the ARB approved her windows, awning, signage and lighting for the property located at 2517 Highland Ave. in Highland Avenue. The windows … Continue reading

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How do you market the old Montgomery Mall?

It sits at the corner of Troy Highway and the Boulevard, serving as a sulking reminder of the mass exodus to the eastern side of the county, the area’s rise in crime over the decades, and our culture’s declining interest … Continue reading

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Is the future beginning to look more promising for the Montgomery Mall?

 When I sit here and strain my memory, I can recall vague memories of being dragged to Montgomery for special shopping trips as a kid. And when we made the incredibly long trip from Ozark to Montgomery (Come on, I … Continue reading

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