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Bessemer: Its Renaissance and Boom

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People move in as Bessemer booms

Under the progressive leadership of mayor Ed May, Bessemer has made one of the biggest turn-a-round from decline and decay to revivalization and growth. Although the Bessemer School District is still lagging behind other area districts like Hoover, Vestavia Hills, and Mountain Brook, it has grown in the past year. The city has also gained new retailers and more are on the way via the Colonial Promenade Tannerhill. It has also seen a recent boom of its downtown area with revitalization of many older buildings into new businesses and condos. This is great news for the city, and I'm very excited for them. :w00t:

This is an example of what progressive and agressive leadership can do for a city, and hopefully Birmingham will see the same type of citywide revitalization beyond the central city following this upcoming election.

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To me, this is very positive news. Clearly for Bessemer it is, but also for Birmingham. If this type of revitalization can take place there, it certainly can in many areas of Birmingham as well. It also may prove to be very useful in efforts to revitalize western and southwestern sections of the City of Birmingham. Positive, good growth in Bessemer is only likely to spill over in a domino-like effect to the surrounding neighborhoods and cities. There's alot of positives going on in downtown Birmingham and also now with Bessemer. It's only a matter of time before the successes of these areas spill over into the surrounding areas and really revive the whole urban center of Birmingham.

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Interstate Exit 108 in Bessemer has really blossomed for retail (esp. Stan Pate's development).

Unfortunately, the last time I visited Watermark Outlet Mall next to Alabama Adventure, a lot of stores were

closed & it just didn't seem to be doing well.

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People move in as Bessemer booms

Under the progressive leadership of mayor Ed May, Bessemer has made one of the biggest turn-a-round from decline and decay to revivalization and growth. Although the Bessemer School District is still lagging behind other area districts like Hoover, Vestavia Hills, and Mountain Brook, it has grown in the past year. The city has also gained new retailers and more are on the way via the Colonial Promenade Tannerhill. It has also seen a recent boom of its downtown area with revitalization of many older buildings into new businesses and condos. This is great news for the city, and I'm very excited for them. :w00t:

This is an example of what progressive and agressive leadership can do for a city, and hopefully Birmingham will see the same type of citywide revitalization beyond the central city following this upcoming election.

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And speaking of Bessemer's renaissance, it's now continues...

Yesterday, ground was broken on a new $38-million courthouse with an adjacent 350-space parking deck. It will be built on Second Avenue between 18th and 19th Street. Completion is expected by summer of 2008.

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