Renew Birmingham

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Renew Birmingham is a initiative to construct 71 new 2- and 3-bedroom homes on vacant property in Titusville and Collegeville. The initiative is a partnership with the City of Birmingham, which donated the property and agreed to a $25,000-per-house subsidy, and New Start Neighborhood Revitalization, a limited liability corporation headed by Cary Neil which will act as developer.

The homes are planned to sell for an average of $75,000. The property donation was approved by the Birmingham City Council on May 12, 2009.

The first phase of construction is planned to provide 35 homes on Goldwire Avenue in the Titusville community beginning June 1. An additional 36 homes will be built later on the former site of Carver High School in Collegeville. Ultimately the city hopes the partnership will expand to construct 200 new homes per year.


  • Bryant, Joseph D. (May 8, 2009) "New housing initiative planned, Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford announces." Birmingham News
  • Bryant, Joseph D. (May 13, 2009) "Birmingham City Council endorses turning over surplus city-owned property to developer for construction of single-family houses." Birmingham News