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Projects

Education

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

Education

Pay for twelve hours of course credit for 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

Expand access to pre-k programs to strengthen academic, economic, and social outcomes for children.

Summer Learning Academy
Summer Learning Academy

Education

Expand access to high-impact summer learning programs offered by Tuscaloosa City Schools.

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

Education

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

Connectivity

Connectivity Projects
Downtown, Riverfront, and Workforce Transit
Downtown, Riverfront, and Workforce Transit

Connectivity

Optimize transit operations to connect more workers to their jobs and explore a new rapid route in the downtown-riverfront area.

Northern Riverwalk
Northern Riverwalk

Connectivity

Phase 1 of the Northern Riverwalk project expanding the Riverwalk along the north bank of the Black Warrior River, including Randall Family Park and Trailhead.

Tuscaloosa National Airport - Runway Reconstruction
Tuscaloosa National Airport - Runway Reconstruction

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
Tuscaloosa National Airport - TPD Hangar

Connectivity

Moved Tuscaloosa Police Department air patrol operations into a larger hangar.

University Boulevard Corridor Improvements
University Boulevard Corridor Improvements

Connectivity

Build on previous corridor investments with additional improvements to University Boulevard.

Western Riverwalk
Western Riverwalk

Connectivity

The final western segment of Riverwalk along the south bank of the Black Warrior River.

Cultural Arts & Tourism

Cultural Arts & Tourism Project
Bama Theatre
Bama Theatre

Cultural Arts & Tourism

Modernized the iconic downtown theatre while maintaining the historic aesthetic.

Event Center
Event Center

Cultural Arts & Tourism

Exploring an event venue for Tuscaloosa 

Gateway Discovery Center
Gateway Discovery Center

Cultural Arts & Tourism

Develop a strategic plan that leads to determing the future programming of the Gateway

Linton's Barber and Beauty Shop
Linton's Barber and Beauty Shop

Cultural Arts & Tourism

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

Saban Center
Saban Center

Cultural Arts & Tourism

Public-private partnership to unite immersive STEM and arts programs in a dynamic riverfront space.

Parks & Recreation

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

Parks & Recreation

A space for children and families of all abilities to engage with each other - 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.

Bowers Park
Bowers Park

Parks & Recreation

Expand recreational opportunites to attract locals and visitors to the nearly 170-acre park. 

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

Parks & Recreation

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

Kaulton Park
Kaulton Park

Parks & Recreation

Upgrade amenities, lighting, and security 

McDonald Hughes Community Center
McDonald Hughes Community Center

Parks & Recreation

Phase I renovations include a covered drop-off, indoor playground, new showers, gym flooring, acoustic treatment in the storm shelter, and more.

Parker-Haun Park
Parker-Haun Park

Parks & Recreation

This outdoor venue and park is a gateway to West Tuscaloosa, a Riverwalk trailhead, and provides open green space, river views, a pavilion, and plaza areas. 


Rock Quarry Landing Improvements
Rock Quarry Landing Improvements

Parks & Recreation

Improve access to Lake Tuscaloosa by adding modern docks with enhanced safety and boating features.

Snow Hinton Park
Snow Hinton Park

Parks & Recreation

A multi-phase project that will transform Tuscaloosa’s most visible park into a premiere destination.

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 facility and improve Jaycee Park to better serve the 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 to understand current use and gather suggestions for improvement.

Restart Tuscaloosa
Restart Tuscaloosa

Community Initiative

Stabilized the economy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic by investing in public safety, neighborhoods, small businesses, the experience economy, and local agencies. 

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