Construction work and permits near World Games venues to halt for a short time « The Official Site of the City of Birmingham, Alabama

Birmingham, AL – In preparation for the 2022 World Games, the City of Birmingham is administering a temporary suspension of certain residential and commercial building works and permits within the perimeter of games venues. This will allow law enforcement, city planning and transportation officials to create a safe and efficient system for navigating the facilities and surrounding areas. The first phase of the suspension begins on June 21.

Suspension of work and permits includes the construction, alteration, expansion, repair and demolition of all structures; including excavation, grading, backfilling or clearing of land; as well as utility and other miscellaneous permits. This applies to areas surrounding the following World Games venues:

· Protective stage

· Downtown


· Avondale Park

· CrossPlex

· Sloss Ovens

· Legion Field

· Birmingham South

An exception may be granted if the stoppage of the construction project causes significant damage or if an emergency requiring a construction repair is necessary. This program will come into effect in two parts to mitigate its impact on the community as much as possible.

· No Level I permits will be allowed after June 21. (Note: For the downtown area, only Level I permits will be restricted within the perimeter.)

· No Level II permits will be allowed from July 1.

Inspections for Level I and Level II permits can continue until June 30, 2022. Building permits and work for suspended areas can resume July 18. All activities and permit inspections will continue as normal throughout the city, with the exception of the temporary suspension within the designated restricted area.

During the World Games, a remote permit office will be identified for all normal permit activities. For more information, call 205-254-2252 or 205-254-2904 to speak with a plan reviewer. You can also go toêt.

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