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Old 03-25-2015, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Birmingham
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Well, Hoover is bigger than Marietta and within striking distance of Sandy Springs - so I don't get what's crazy about it. It is Birmingham's biggest and arguably most prominent suburb. The only suburb that doesn't care and doesn't envy it is Mountain Brook. I think both Vestavia and Trussville, while they may not admit it, are both making strides to keep up with or surpass it, and Homewood is landlocked and doesn't appear to have a mission statement.

There's no historic downtown Hoover, all there is - is a plaque on 31, and the city is sprawltastic and disjointed - so I don't get that there will be anything special about where it goes from here. More homes are being built, and that's good. The Galleria went through a bit of a midlife crisis but seems to have come out of it okay and is growing. The 459/65(459/31) and 459/150 interchanges are very valuable for commerce and will continue to be, the city has a presence on 280 also, so I don't see it being knocked off as the main "dash" city in the MSA name anytime soon - not even by Tuscaloosa when it gets brought in.
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Old 03-25-2015, 12:18 PM
 
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Seriously... do you really need to keep creating these types of threads?

Hoover is never going to have its own suburbs. Just like Marietta and Sandy Springs don't have their own suburbs.
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Old 03-25-2015, 12:19 PM
 
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BIRMINGHAM AL , a nice ring to that name.
outstanding content. please continue adding posts to this forum with this much content.
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Old 03-25-2015, 12:39 PM
 
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Thanks tourian .
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Old 03-25-2015, 01:10 PM
 
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I can see Hoover becoming more populated with Birmingham, if the city doesn't start growing.

Also, Alabaster is another place to watch for some good and major growth.
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Old 03-25-2015, 01:14 PM
 
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I think in general St. Clair county will have the largest percent change in growth, and Leeds and Trussville. There are a lot of homes slated to be built out that way as well as a billion dollar new shopping center and residential area being planned out in Odenville. That is also where the first "leg" of 422 will be built and I have heard they are wanting to have that portion (from 20 to 65) completed in under 10 years.

Hoover will still be #1, but I think the big push south is over and will only be seeing marginal growth.
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Old 03-25-2015, 01:16 PM
 
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I think in general St. Clair county will have the largest percent change in growth, and Leeds and Trussville. There are a lot of homes slated to be built out that way as well as a billion dollar new shopping center out in Moody. That is also where the first "leg" of 422 will be built and I have heard they are wanting to have that portion (from 20 to 65) completed in under 10 years.

Hoover will still be #1, but I think the big push south is over and will only be seeing marginal growth.
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Where is the link to this shopping center?!

Why do you think the big push down south is over?
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Old 03-25-2015, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Birmingham
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Where is the link to this shopping center?!
It is Odenville, instead of Moody, and mixed use - not just all commercial, but a giant investment nonetheless:

Odenville banking on massive I-59 mixed-use development - Birmingham Business Journal

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Why do you think the big push down south is over?
I mean, the push towards the build out of the southern metro. I think we've reached the point where people will have better opportunities closer to the city, rather then looking into Calera or Montevallo to live and commute. There will soon be many more choices in Saint Clair and possibly north Jefferson.
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Old 03-25-2015, 02:10 PM
 
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It is Odenville, instead of Moody, and mixed use - not just all commercial, but a giant investment nonetheless:

Odenville banking on massive I-59 mixed-use development - Birmingham Business Journal



I mean, the push towards the build out of the southern metro. I think we've reached the point where people will have better opportunities closer to the city, rather then looking into Calera or Montevallo to live and commute. There will soon be many more choices in Saint Clair and possibly north Jefferson.
Thanks for the link.
I think Shelby County will always be the major growth area in the metro. I'm just hoping for some growth in East Tuscaloosa County.
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Old 03-25-2015, 06:20 PM
 
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On the subject of high-rise buildings: The era of the signature "corporate skyscraper" is pretty much over, so even if Birmingham were to land a new Fortune 500 HQ it's unlikely to change the city skyline much. The new NCR HQ in Atlanta, for example, will occupy several mid-rise buildings in the Technology Square section of Midtown. The new Mercedes-Benz HQ is going on a 12-acre campus in Sandy Springs.

With few exceptions, pretty much every new high-rise building under construction or proposed in Atlanta these days is residential -- some condos, but apartments mostly -- and they ain't cheap. Don't know if Birmingham's got the market yet for $1,000 studios or $2,000 1BRs stacked 30 stories high, but that's likely the city's best hope for getting a new high-rise in the near future. Surprised the Novare Group hasn't already thought of it.
ExxonMobil's relatively new facility ( Houston Area Headquarters ) in The Woodlands, north of Houston is an example of this, although believe ExxonMobil official HDQ is still in Irving, TX in DFW area.

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