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Montgomery could get funding from a federal law aimed at rescuing people faced with losing their homes and helping communities improve blighted, foreclosed properties. The city wants to target individual blocks for rehabilitation, and the money could help with that effort.

According to Planning and Development Director Ken Groves, the city plans to phase out traditional public housing com

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The Montgomery Housing Authority is moving ahead with the redevelopment of Victor Tulane Court and hopes to demolish the existing buildings by the end of the year. The $20 million three-phase project would offer a range of housing options. The first phase would include about 170 units, and a later phase would include restaurants and retail space. MHA has $5 million available, and is working to secure tax credits and federal stimulus money for the project.

I hope they stick with the design pictured above. It would be an incredible improvement for that area.

Mixed-income housing to replace Tulane Court

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Here is the most current info about the project: http://tulanecourt.org/TulaneMonthlyReports.html

Pere the Nov. 2010 monthly update, the residents have been relocated.

WAKA report from Feb 8th, 2010: http://www.waka.com/news/5904-victor-tulane-court-redevelopment-starting-in-the-summer.html

Right now the area is fenced off and the existing buildings have been demolished. Construction is scheduled to start in the summer.

Here are more images:

VictorTulaneRendering800x588.jpg

TulaneOverallConcept_629x546.jpg

Phase 1 plan:

TulanePhase1Concept_629x546.jpg

PHASE 1 PLAN CONCEPTS:

  • Easy accessibility from existing Streets for Phase I
  • Establishes the edge of downtown at Hall Street. Provides buffer between single family residential and medium density uses.
  • Enhances the aesthetic character of Hall Street
  • Creates an exciting image for the new mixed income development, moving away from the public housing stigma.
  • Puts in place the streets and green infrastructure
  • The first phase buildings define two edges of the central green space
  • Creates value for future for-sale product to be located closer to downtown
  • Maintains flexibility on Adams Street for future mixed use development
  • Provides ample green spaces, pocket parks and playgrounds for the resident families
  • Establishes the community space for the development overlooking the central green space up front.
  • Allocates affordable housing units within the development



Phase 2 plan:
TulanePhase2Concept_629x546.jpg



PHASE 2 PLAN CONCEPTS
  • Easy accessibility from existing Streets for Phase 2:
  • Establishes the edge of downtown at Hall Street. Provides buffer between single family residential and medium density uses.
  • Creates an exciting image for the new mixed income development, moving away from the public housing stigma.
  • The buildings define edges of the central green space
  • Creates value for future for sale product to be located closer to downtown
  • Maintains flexibility on Adams Street for future mixed use development
  • Provides ample green spaces, pocket parks and playgrounds for the resident families

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Excellent plan, thanks for posting it all Brad. Do you know anything about the timetable for the two phases?

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Excellent plan, thanks for posting it all Brad. Do you know anything about the timetable for the two phases?

Sorry I do not. Wish I did.

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The site is finally clear now, so hopefully this will get going soon. Looks like the housing authority is getting ready to move into new offices in a building that they are renovating across from the public library.

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