Jeffrey Downes

Town Hall Meeting

Photo by Madison Miller.

The City Council recently adopted the Cahaba Heights Village Plan, which is an amendment to the 2008 Cahaba Heights Community Plan. more


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Photo courtesy of City of Vestavia Hills.

During Monday's meeting, the City Council approved a a conceptual Master Development Plan for Patchwork Farms. more


Brad Blount

Photo by Katie Turpen.

During Monday's city council meeting, City Manager Jeff Downes discussed Patchwork Farms and new businesses coming to U.S. 31 in Vestavia Hills. VHHS graduate Brad Blount gave the invocation. more


During Monday night's meeting, the City Council approved resolutions concerning several local properties. more

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Library in the Forest

Photo by Katie Turpen

During Monday's meeting, the City Council approved a resolution concerning site testing for a new parking lot adjacent to Library in the Forest. more


Patchwork Farms 1

Photo by Jeff Thompson.

During Wednesday's council meeting, City Manager Jeff Downes gave an update on ongoing projects throughout Vestavia Hills. more


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Rendering from the US-31 Corridor Redevelopment Plan.

During Monday's city council meeting, City Manager Jeff Downes announced the first step of a plan to kick-start development along U.S. 31. This step includes discussions with one of the largest commercial retail developers in nation. more


Rocky Ridge Shopping Center

Sydney Cromwell

The City Council and Chamber of Commerce are starting a joint project to recreate the the image of Vestavia Hills. more


City Hall rendering

Photo by Katie Turpen.

At the February Vestavia Hills Chamber of Commerce luncheon, City Manager Jeff Downes and Mayor Butch Zaragoza discussed development projects currently underway. more


Former Vestavia library

Photo by Jeff Thompson

Six things to watch for in 2014. more


1013 Economic Development Kitchen Photo

Photo courtesy of Jennifer Hagler.

In July, City Manager Jeff Downes began laying groundwork to bring an out-of-market restaurant to Vestavia Hills. What he discovered both delighted and frustrated him. more

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Vestavia Hills Economic Development Director Fred Baughman's probationary employment is slated to end on Sept. 20, making way for a new system designed by City Manager Jeff Downes. more

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The City of Vestavia Hills announced Jeffrey Downes as it's next city manager, pending Council approval. Downs is expected to start in July. more


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