Redmont Park

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Redmont Park
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Birmingham neighborhoods
District(s) 3
Community Red Mountain community
Population 1,969
Area N/A
President Jay Reid
Meeting site Birmingham Botanical Gardens, (map)
Meeting day 4th Tuesday
Website
Neighborhood map Redmont Park

Redmont Park is a neighborhood in Birmingham's Red Mountain community. It stretches along the ridge of Red Mountain, south of Altamont Way and north of Mountain Brook, from Vulcan Park on the southwest to Crestwood South. It also includes all of Lane Park and the north side of Hollywood Boulevard between U.S. Highway 280 and Mountain Brook Village. Other locations in the Redmont Park neighborhood include the SouthBridge office complex, Altamont Park, Ramsay Park, Hugo Black Park, Diaper Row, Key Circle and the private Altamont School.

The original Redmont Park subdivision was developed the Redmont Land Company, a subsidiary of the Jemison Company in the early 1920s, extending its Mountain Terrace subdivision toward the Birmingham Country Club's new location on Watkins Brook, where the company would eventually develop its new suburb of Mountain Brook. Estate sized lots were marketed for their convenience to the new country club, and sold quickly.

In the 1950s and again in the 1970s residents of Redmont Park overwhelmingly opposed proposals from developers to subdivide parcels in the neighborhood for apartments or townhouses. They also opposed the Southbridge hotel and office complex and sued unsuccessfully to block its development.

Neighborhood Association

The Redmont Park Neighborhood Association meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Jay Reid is the neighborhood's president.

Presidents

References

  • Adams, Cathy Criss (2002) Worthy of Remembrance: A History of Redmont. Birmingham: Redmont Park Historic District Foundation ISBN 0971784000