HOMEWOOD, Ala. (WIAT) – An apartment complex in Homewood that has been a major eyesore in the area is about to change.
Plans and drawings were announced Tuesday evening at the Homewood Education Advisory Committee for changes to Old Magnolia Apartment Complex.
The complex currently features loads of weeds and crumbling blocks.
The new Homewood Schools administration building will go in the back corner of the property and all of the land that can be seen from Valley Avenue will be landscaped.
In all, the project will cost about $5.6 million.
“We’ve been proactive. We don’t have to be as reactive. It’s planning ahead,” Superintendent Bill Cleveland said. “It’s working with a strategic plan, working with the mission of what’s going to help us reach each child’s unique potential.”
The next phase will see new track built for the middle school on the adjoining property.
The school’s current track is too far away for classes to use.
Cleveland told the committee that they hope to start moving dirt within the next couple of months.
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