Apartments, health center, business incubator in mix for Ensley public safety complex plan
Birmingham Mayor William Bell said he will present his plan to pay for the $40 million Ensley public safety municipal complex to the City Council next month.
The Bethel Ensley Action Task Inc. (BEAT) is also working to raise $24.6 million for an adjacent mixed-use development called Ensley Junction to complement the city's plan to help revitalize downtown Ensley.
The development will include a 48-unit apartment complex called Ensley Flats, 16,500 square feet of Class-A commercial space and redevelopment of the 24,000-square-foot Jefferson County Western Health Clinic, said BEAT Executive Director Frank Dominic.
A destination park, similar to Birmingham's Railroad Park, is also in the works, according to BEAT. The park will feature walking trails, playground, interactive recreational fountains, concert space and area for food trucks.