A plan to save the burned-out and crumbling Powell School, Birmingham’s oldest standing school building on the site of its first school, has been approved by the Birmingham City Council, but nobody is guaranteeing it can be saved.
The Birmingham City Council voted this morning to approve the mayor’s plan to terminate an agreement with the Alabama Trust for Historic Preservation to redevelop the property.
“This is the city removing itself from this process,” said Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin.
“Time is running out on the school,” said David Williams, president and CEO of Harbert Realty Services. “It is unsafe. Part of the building is collapsed.”