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Posts Tagged ‘Alabama 67’

A New Post!!

Posted by alalto on September 24, 2008

Wow, a new post!? I’m sorry, until today there really hasn’t been anything worth mentioning in the paper.

So, there’s some maintenance work on Alabama 67 all the way to Somerville goin on. I’m not sure if this is related to the approved widening of 67 all the way to the Somerville. Of course, the US 31 maintenance is still goin on. Beltline work is almost finished too.

The Decatur Planning Commission made it look like there was no economic downturn whatsoever in the area the other day. The commission approved plats of land for residential development.

* 26 condo units in Westmead

* Preliminary layout to construct 43 single-family residential lots at Country Living Estates, north of Vaughn Bridge Road and east of Byrd Vest Road, in the city’s planning jurisdiction.

* Preliminary layout to construct 36 single-family residential lots at the Cedar Grove subdivision, south of Newport Drive and west of Kensington Way Southwest.

* Final layout to construct 21 patio homes at the Crowne Point subdivision, south of Ben Poole Road and west of Jade Point Southeast.

So, all in all, I have a conservative estimate of about 323 new residents to the area with these units. That’s assuming that all current demographics remain constant.

In tourism news, the city collected $841,966 in lodging taxes. A 9% increase of the last fiscal year.


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2 turning into 4 on 67

Posted by alalto on August 22, 2008

In today’s Decatur Daily, an article announced that Alabama 67 will be widened to four lanes all the way to Priceville (5.7 miles). This is great news. There is a significant lack of four lane highways in the eastern Morgan County part of the Greater Decatur Area. About 13,500 cars travel this portion every day. For a road this size, that is a lot of cars. I am almost certain that once the economy picks back up, there will be some significant development spurred in the Somerville Area. Priceville should see a lot of economic growth too.

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