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Name not shown inside Area West of Rocky Ridge January 18, 2024, 9:40 AM

Today Vestavia city schools went back to school after an extended break due to weather of various forms. This particularly cold streak has not been a surprise from a forecasting standpoint yet there are several classrooms throughout the school system specifically elementary classrooms at Dolly ridge (perhaps more that I am not aware of) that do not have heat today. I know hvac system updates for most campuses were included in a bill that did not pass last year, but that does not excuse lack of proper maintenance or updates to the campuses in most need. Budgeting should be allowed for this type of thing for our schools and should be prioritized. Is there any information in the status of these reports? We should not have to cancel school for temps in the 30s nor should our kids have to sit in unheated classrooms. Is there any meeting coming up where this can be discussed? I would like to attend to listen to the plans to prevent this in the future. Winter is just beginning. Thank you.

Anne DiPrizio inside Area West of Rocky Ridge November 29, 2023, 12:11 PM

The city is again denying people even a single warming station in the third night of below freezing temperatures. Shame on the un-Christian people of Vestavia Hills who turn their backs on the unhoused. More people will die tonight, and the so-called good Christian reading this will still do nothing to help. Yes. You.

Name not shown inside Area West of Rocky Ridge May 10, 2023, 8:41 AM

When a tax referendum comes up again think about the ENTIRE population in Vestavia. Maybe include a tax break for retirees.

Sam Lawson inside Area West of Rocky Ridge April 25, 2023, 11:19 AM

In what area of Vestavia Hills do you reside? West (zoned for VH Elementary West)
What are your thoughts? Love the vision? Prefer that the area stays the same? Or just have a comment? I love the vision. HWY 31 has been an eyesore from the Interstate for as long as I can remember. With 31 being a state highway I do not see that area becoming a walkable community, so I believe the most cost effective way to enhance the area is to partner with developers to incentive them to come to the area. I do believe that Columbiana Road should be on the City's radar for improvements as well. I believe landscape medians to narrow the road will encourage slower traffic especially by the school. I also think the development where Encompass Health is also a waste of space. That area would be an awesome mixed use space with restaurants and retail. Having sidewalks and or bike lanes along Columbiana Road would also be a plus.

Name not shown inside Area West of Rocky Ridge April 25, 2023, 11:18 AM

In what area of Vestavia Hills do you reside? West (zoned for VH Elementary West)
What are your thoughts? Love the vision? Prefer that the area stays the same? Or just have a comment? I love the idea of making the gateway into Vestavia more attractive, something that really stands out. These renderings (or something similar) accomplish that. I also love the idea of mixed-use/green space areas with commercial/retail/office use in this area. I'm in favor of anything to improve connectivity, cohesiveness, and create aesthetically pleasing developments along 31, as it currently consists of random, disconnected, unappealing developments (the Days Inn site, the AT&T building, the Red Roof Inn, the vacant lot near the animal clinic, the Old Towne development, Park South Plaza).. there's no real sense of identity along this corridor.

Additionally, the idea of a bridge (or tunnel) to connect Wald Park to the Library should be explored. This would allow for citizens to access all the amenities in the area without having to drive, field trips to the library from the school, safe access across 31, additional routes for exercising outdoors, etc.

Name not shown inside Area West of Rocky Ridge April 24, 2023, 10:57 AM

In what area of Vestavia Hills do you reside? West (zoned for VH Elementary West)
What are your thoughts? Love the vision? Prefer that the area stays the same? Or just have a comment? The old Days Inn area is currently an eyesore and needs to be revamped. It is the first impression many see when first arriving to Vestavia off I-65 exit. I like the idea of a shared space as depicted in the artist's rendering. Trussville has a great new city center area with vendor spaces encircling large common areas. The rendering depicts something similar which I think could be a really nice addition to our city and a much more appropriate way for visitors to first experience Vestavia.

Kristen Machen inside Area West of Rocky Ridge April 23, 2023, 8:15 PM

In what area of Vestavia Hills do you reside? West (zoned for VH Elementary West)
What are your thoughts? Love the vision? Prefer that the area stays the same? Or just have a comment? I love the idea. Downtown Trussville is booming. It is family friendly, fun, and brings in a lot of money. I would love to see something similar with a brewery, local restaurants, boutique style retail, green space, and a stage for concerts.

Name not shown inside Area West of Rocky Ridge April 12, 2023, 10:35 PM

In what area of Vestavia Hills do you reside? West (zoned for VH Elementary West)
Do you have a Vestavia Hills Civic Center membership? No
Are you interested in participating in an Esports program? Maybe, it depends on the game.
Ages of those in your household interested in participating in an Esports program: 0-12
Are you more interested in playing a league-type format or a tournament format? I don’t know the difference
What type of console or device do you play on? Nintendo Switch
If you pay for online play, which service(s) do you use? None
Do you have high-speed internet (more than 10mbps download and 2mbps upload)? Yes
Do you prefer to have games scheduled by Parks and Rec or do you prefer to establish your game schedule? I prefer to schedule with my opponent.
Would you be more interested in home competitions, neutral site competitions or both? Both, depending on the internet access and game
Which of the following would you like to play and/or compete in? Madden, Mario Kart, NBA 2K

Name not shown inside Area West of Rocky Ridge April 11, 2023, 11:43 PM

In what area of Vestavia Hills do you reside? West (zoned for VH Elementary West)
Do you have a Vestavia Hills Civic Center membership? No
Are you interested in participating in an Esports program? Absolutely!!
Ages of those in your household interested in participating in an Esports program: 0-12
Are you more interested in playing a league-type format or a tournament format? Tournament
What type of console or device do you play on? Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, PC
If you pay for online play, which service(s) do you use? None
Do you have high-speed internet (more than 10mbps download and 2mbps upload)? Yes
Do you prefer to have games scheduled by Parks and Rec or do you prefer to establish your game schedule? I prefer to schedule with my opponent.
Would you be more interested in home competitions, neutral site competitions or both? Both, depending on the internet access and game
Which of the following would you like to play and/or compete in? Mario Kart, Other - iracing, assetto corsa, anything racing related.

Name not shown inside Area West of Rocky Ridge March 26, 2023, 3:41 PM

In what area of Vestavia Hills do you reside? West (zoned for VH Elementary West)
What are your thoughts? Love the vision? Prefer that the area stays the same? Or just have a comment? This area definitely needs improvement! However, please keep in mind that this is a major traffic flow area. There is not all that much space and that limits what can be done. We need a restaurant or two. We need a good quality hotel. Personally, I don't see any point in having more "boutique" type shops. I think people would love a fresh open air produce shop (such as Andy's Market on Rocky Ridge). We need to keep a gas station in that area. We need to have good signage for the fast food restaurants and Walmart Neighborhood Market, etc, and to Wald Park, that we already have slightly up the road. We could do something attractive with a small nature trail along Patton Creek where it crosses under.... this would require some parking however. If we could connect a nature trail with an ice cream shop or a smoothie shop or even a sandwich shop, that would be a nice little destination. But let's be realistic. A large "green space" just isn't going to work right there. There is way too much traffic; people are only going to stop there if they have some reason! We need the useful stuff such as Oil Change, Car Repair, Car Wash. If we do nothing else, at a minimum, let's try to avoid adding any vape shops or pawn shops or pay-day loan places right in that area. Hoping for the Best! Something functional and welcoming at the same time.