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Education

Education Projects
Career and College Ready Dual-Enrollment Scholarships
Career and College Ready Dual-Enrollment Scholarships

Education

Status: Ongoing

Ongoing Funding for the current fiscal year.

Fully funding nine hours of course credit, allowing high school seniors, juniors, and sophomores to get a head start on a post-secondary degree or training.

Pre-K Initiative
Pre-K Initiative

Education

Status: Ongoing

Ongoing Funding for the current fiscal year.

Provide additional access to pre-k programs for families in Tuscaloosa to give more children an opportunity to enroll in the program.

Skilled Trades of West Alabama
Skilled Trades of West Alabama

Education

Status: Ongoing

Ongoing funding for FY 2022.

Starting in 2021, expand local access to free training in construction, repair, and other skilled trades by providing funding for ten years for the program.

Summer Learning Academy
Summer Learning Academy

Education

Status: Ongoing

Ongoing funding for the current fiscal year.

Continous funding that will expand access to high-interest and high-impact summer learning programs offered by the Tuscaloosa City Schools.

Tuscaloosa City Schools Athletics Excellence Fund
Tuscaloosa City Schools Athletics Excellence Fund

Education

Provide funding to local Tuscaloosa City Schools for facility improvements and coaching supplements and compensation.

Connectivity

Connectivity Projects
Downtown, Riverfront, and Workforce Transit

Status: Ongoing

Exploring new grant opportunities provided by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

Downtown, Riverfront, and Workforce Transit

Connectivity

Optimize Tuscaloosa County Parking and Transit Authority (PATA) operations with a focus on connecting more workers to their jobs and exploring the possibility of a rapid route in the downtown-riverfront area.

Northern Riverwalk

Complete:

Ribbon cutting was held on 1/6/2022.


Northern Riverwalk

Connectivity

Phased project where phase one established the riverwalk along the north bank of the Black Warrior River, including Randall Family Park and Trailhead.

Tuscaloosa National Airport - Runway Improvements

Complete:

The runway improvements were completed in August 2021.

Tuscaloosa National Airport - Runway Improvements

Connectivity

Rebuild the structure of the primary runway at the airport and lay the groundwork for future commercial air service for Tuscaloosa.

Tuscaloosa National Airport - TPD Hangar

Status: In Process

Property purchase is ongoing.

Tuscaloosa National Airport - TPD Hangar

Connectivity

Explored options for acquiring or building a larger Tuscaloosa Police Department hangar at the airport to replace the exisiting facility.

University Boulevard Corridor Improvements

Status: Planning

Corridor improvements are in the planning phase.

University Boulevard Corridor Improvements

Connectivity

Build on previous corridor investments by making additional improvements to University Boulevard.

Western Riverwalk

Status: Bid Phase

Pedestrian bridge bids were opened in October 2022 and awarded in November

Riverwalk bid documents expected to be available in January 2023 and opened in February

Western Riverwalk

Connectivity

Complete the western end of the existing riverwalk along the south bank of the Black Warrior River to create a multiuse path by the water and add a pedstrian bridge connecting River District Park to the future Saban Center and Event Center.

Cultural Arts & Tourism

Cultural Arts & Tourism Project
Bama Theatre
Bama Theatre

Cultural Arts & Tourism

Create a master plan to modernize Tuscaloosa’s iconic downtown theatre while maintaining its historic aesthetic and expanding programming opportunities.


 

Civil Rights Trail
Civil Rights Trail

Cultural Arts & Tourism

Provide educational opportunities, expand the Civil Rights Trail, and encourage meaningful connections and interactions in our community. 

Event Center
Event Center

Cultural Arts & Tourism

Exploring an event venue for Tuscaloosa 

Saban Center
Saban Center

Cultural Arts & Tourism

A unique public-private partnership to bring together STEAM programs and interactive learning in one dynamic space downtown near the riverfront.

Parks & Recreation

Parks & Recreation Projects
All-Inclusive Playground
All-Inclusive Playground

Parks & Recreation

Create opportunities for children and families of all abilities to engage with each other by building Alabama’s largest all-inclusive playground at Sokol Park.

Benjamin Barnes YMCA
Benjamin Barnes YMCA

Parks & Recreation

Rebuild the Benjamin Barnes YMCA facility in order to better provide programming for children and families throughout Tuscaloosa.

Harris-Nicol Water Recreation and Trails
Harris-Nicol Water Recreation and Trails

Parks & Recreation

Expand recreational opportunities at Harris Lake and Lake Nicol, inviting locals and visitors to explore over 1,800 scenic acres of preserved park land.

McDonald Hughes Community Center
McDonald Hughes Community Center

Parks & Recreation

Provide renovations such as  a covered drop-off, an indoor playground, new showers, gym flooring, an acoustic treatment in the storm shelter, and more.

River District Park
River District Park

Parks & Recreation

A new outdoor venue and park located between the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater and Greensboro Avenue is a gateway to West Tuscaloosa and provides open green space, river views, a pavilion, and plaza areas. 


Snow Hinton Park
Snow Hinton Park

Parks & Recreation

A multi-phase project that will transform Tuscaloosa’s most visible park into a large, premiere destination for families to gather.

Sokol Park
Sokol Park

Parks & Recreation

A multi-phase project that brings improvements to traffic flow, park amenities, and safety.

Tuscaloosa Tennis Center
Tuscaloosa Tennis Center

Parks & Recreation

Expand the Tuscaloosa Tennis Center facility to better serve the Tuscaloosa community and attract larger tournaments and events.

Community Initiatives & Other

Community Initiatives
Elevate Fund Operations and Maintenance
Elevate Fund Operations and Maintenance

Administrative

Annual funding for the administration and maintenance of Elevate projects

Parks Survey
Parks Survey

Community Initiative

A community survey about parks and recreation facilities in Tuscaloosa to understand current use and gather suggestions for improvement.

Restart Tuscaloosa
Restart Tuscaloosa

Community Initiative

Catalyze Tuscaloosa’s economy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic by investing $15 million through 2022 into public safety, neighborhoods, small businesses, the experience economy, and local agencies. 

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