The Northern Beltline will serve as a boon to Birmingham, bringing an estimated $155 million in new tax revenue during construction, $54 million in new tax revenue each year after construction is completed, and will add about 70,000 jobs to the local economy.
Wesley Vaughn writes:
The completion of a beltline around Birmingham is long overdue. Without a northern loop, the region’s growth spread unevenly to the southeast – creating congestion in the communities along US highways 31 and 280. The Northern Beltline will alleviate that southeastward expansion and provide more opportunity for affordable housing closer to the region’s urban core.