Birmingham leaders announce development of $40M public safety municipal complex in Ensley
Birmingham Mayor William Bell unveiled a $40 million public safety municipal complex to transform a strategic block in downtown Ensley.
"We have looked at several plans over the last several years but none of them really made the impact that this project will make for the community," Mayor Bell said.
In addition to the public safety complex, Bell said another $24 million investment could come from the Bethel Ensley Action Task, Inc., (BEAT) tasked to identify redevelopment.
The public safety complex could couple with a BEAT initiative to create green space, housing and retail on adjacent blocks.
"We have had the faith, now we get the dream," former neighborhood association president Magnolia Cook said.