In 2014, the City Council formed a Redevelopment Authority to promote the Historic Downtown Residential and Commercial Areas of Leeds.
The Redevelopment Authority’s main responsibilities include:
- Downtown District Property Analysis
- Downtown Business & Real Estate Development
- Land & Building Acquisition
- Project Planning
- Project Management
- Downtown Planning & Coordination
- Grant Writing & Administration
- Downtown Promotion & Marketing
The Leeds Redevelopment Authority works closely with the City of Leeds, Historic Preservation Commission, and Chamber of Commerce to stimulate the economy in the downtown district, offer incentives for development and preserve the historic integrity of the district.
The Leeds Redevelopment Authority administers the program designed to give property and business owners financial assistance for façade improvements. In March 2015, the Authority approved a Façade Incentive Grant Program which will reimburse property and business owners a maximum of $3,000.00 per building for improvements such as new exterior paint, awning replacement or additions, door and window improvements, sign replacement or improvements, renovations which complement the historic characteristics of a building and uncovering of architectural features of buildings.
The Redevelopment Authority District area can be found here.
Facade grant applications are accepted throughout the year and funded as funds are available.
If you need additional information, please contact the Redevelopment Authority at: RDA@leedsalabama.gov
Redevelopment Authority Meetings
The Redevelopment Authority typically meets the 1st Monday of each month (except for holiday weeks) - (Meetings may also be called at the discretion of the Chairperson).
Time: 4:30 PM
Place: 1412 9th Street, Leeds, AL 35094 - City of Leeds Annex
Meeting Agendas, Packets and Minutes after December 2019 may be accessed by the Agenda/packets button below:
Meeting Agenda Archives (Prior to December 2019):
2019-10-07 No quorum, no meeting
2019-01-14 RDA Agenda (no quorum, no meeting)
Historical Preservation Commission
Members of the Leeds Redevelopment Authority are also members of the Historical Preservation Commission so this commission meets immediately following the RDA meeting, when applicable.