State Ok’s new Birmingham 15 Enjoyment Districts legislation

State Ok’s new Birmingham 15 Enjoyment Districts legislation
5 Points Enjoyment District. (Pat Byington/Bham Now)

Legislation that would permit up to 15 amusement districts in the town of Birmingham is now legislation.

Sponsored by longtime Condition Senator Rodger Smitherman, the laws was shown earlier this yr as a metropolis of Birmingham precedence by Mayor Randall Woodfin and the City Council.

“The entire world is coming to Birmingham in a number of months —we are likely to have people from all about the earth,” Senator Smitherman told Bham Now. “Entertainment districts give us the versatility, economic development and possibility that the metropolis requires. It presents us an identification as a spot — a position that offers hospitality and venues that make people want to arrive again about and over once more to Birmingham.”

What’s in the Legislation?

Alabama Capitol
State Capitol in Montgomery. (Pat Byington/Bham Now)

Underneath current law, a Class 1 municipality may set up up to 5 amusement districts. The new regulation authorizes the governing entire body of a Course 1 municipality to create up to 15 amusement districts. 

The city of Birmingham is Alabama’s only Class 1 municipality.

What is an amusement district?

a snifter glass of Avondale Brewing's Miss Fancy's Tripel.
Avondale Brewing Co.’s Miss Fancy’s Tripel will retain you on your toes. (Avondale Brewing Co.)

An amusement district is a designated area for enterprises with alcohol licenses to allow for beverages to be taken off premises in just the district’s boundaries and all through specific several hours. 

Presently, the Magic City has carved out four enjoyment districts, which are: 

Recently, Amusement Districts have become quite common in Birmingham, neighboring suburbs and compact towns throughout the condition. Considering that 2020, Hoover, Trussville, Vestavia Hills, Mountain Brook, Homewood and Helena all accepted new leisure districts. Past the Magic Town, Anniston and Clanton have declared parts of their downtown places enjoyment districts much too.

In which do YOU believe Birmingham’s upcoming entertainment district should really be? Tag us @bhamnow to share your feelings!