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One Purpose, One Vision, One Pratt – Councilor Marcus Lundy Joined City Leaders to ‘Turn the Dirt’ on the New Community Development Park

It was a great day in District Nine and Councilor Marcus Lundy couldn’t be more delighted to break ground and celebrate the future of Pratt City as residents are still united in their ongoing quest to revitalize Pratt City after tornados reeked havoc in the community on April 27, 2011.

Dozens of residents poured in to show their support for the new development, where they played a part during a previously held One Pratt Planning Picnic with City leaders, along with the Tom Leader Group, and discussed their vision for the new project in that area. The new multi-use development will serve as the premiere green space captivating the north side as residents can soon delight in a state-of-the-art park, with an outdoor amphitheater, fun-filled children’s playground area and much more, all fit for the most special occasions.

Earlier this year, Councilors approved a resolution approving the acceptance of the donation of six parcels of previously tax delinquent property from the Birmingham Land Bank Authority, which will now be used by the City for a scope of projects included in the One Pratt initiative.

Councilor Lundy was delighted to ‘turn the dirt’ on the new development and said that as a representative of the people he wants this development to speak to what they desire as a community.

“I’m very pleased with today’s progress and we’re looking forward to the future of Pratt City. I think today is a great day. Six years in the making from the April 27th tornadoes and we hold the mantle for those who’ve fallen so that the next generation and generations to come will have a wonderful facility that they can call their own,” Councilor Lundy said. “I believe this facility has the potential to be better than Railroad Park. I believe it can be transformative for Pratt City. We’re excited and we remain hopeful that Pratt City will be the beacon in the City of Birmingham.”

This article is a contribution from Chiara Perry ( in the Birmingham City Council Public Information Office. For more information please contact 205.254.2294.