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'''Metropolitan Gardens''' (originally '''Central City Housing Project''') was a 910-unit housing project in the [[Central City]] neighborhood in downtown [[Birmingham]]. It was owned and operated by the [[Housing Authority of the Birmingham District]] (HABD).  The project was built in [[1940]] and razed in [[2002]].  The project was demolished to make way for the mixed-income houseing [[Park Place Hope VI project]].  In the mid-1990s, the zip code 35203 was one of the poorest zip codes in the nation, due to the zip code serving Metropolitan Gardens as its only residental area, with the majority of the rest of the area commercial buildings.
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'''Metropolitan Gardens''' (originally '''Central City Housing Project''') was a 910-unit housing project in the [[Central City]] neighborhood in downtown [[Birmingham]]. The project was built in [[1940]] and razed in [[2002]].  
  
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"Metro Gardens" was owned and operated by the [[Housing Authority of the Birmingham District]] (HABD). The project was demolished to make way for the privately owned, mixed-income housing [[Park Place Hope VI project]]. 
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In the mid-1990s, the zip code 35203 was one of the poorest zip codes in the nation, due to the zip code serving Metropolitan Gardens as its only residential area, with the majority of the rest of the area commercial buildings.
  
 
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* "Wrecking ball swings Tuesday at Metropolitan Gardens, HOPE to rise from project."  (March 3, 2002) ''Birmingham News''
 
* "Wrecking ball swings Tuesday at Metropolitan Gardens, HOPE to rise from project."  (March 3, 2002) ''Birmingham News''
 
* Tomberlin, Michael (June 16, 2003) "Hope VI project site work launched."  ''Birmingham News''
 
* Tomberlin, Michael (June 16, 2003) "Hope VI project site work launched."  ''Birmingham News''
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Revision as of 13:27, 29 August 2008

Metropolitan Gardens (originally Central City Housing Project) was a 910-unit housing project in the Central City neighborhood in downtown Birmingham. The project was built in 1940 and razed in 2002.

"Metro Gardens" was owned and operated by the Housing Authority of the Birmingham District (HABD). The project was demolished to make way for the privately owned, mixed-income housing Park Place Hope VI project.

In the mid-1990s, the zip code 35203 was one of the poorest zip codes in the nation, due to the zip code serving Metropolitan Gardens as its only residential area, with the majority of the rest of the area commercial buildings.

References

  • Sherman, Amy L. (December 6, 1995) "Against walls: racial reconciliation in Birmingham - Birmingham, Alabama." Christian Century
  • Coman, Victoria L. and Vickii Howell (April 2, 2000) "Metropolitan Gardens residents wary of Hope VI dream housing." Birmingham News
  • "Wrecking ball swings Tuesday at Metropolitan Gardens, HOPE to rise from project." (March 3, 2002) Birmingham News
  • Tomberlin, Michael (June 16, 2003) "Hope VI project site work launched." Birmingham News