As rubble piles up near Queen City Park, residents question cause
By WVUA 23 News Reporter Elise Anzaldua
A pile of construction leftovers growing outside a home near Queen City Park in the Historic District near downtown Tuscaloosa is frustrating homeowners in the area who are ready for the trash to go.
Resident Tommy Bozman said the eyesore has been sitting on the property for more than a week, with no word on when the woodwork will wind up at the dump.
“The owner is also serving as a general contractor and has failed to provide any kind of trash receptacle to contain this mess that we are forced to look at and live with on a daily basis,” Bozman said.
Property owner Kelly Fitts said contractors are coming to pick up the trash as soon as they can and before the end of the week, and it’s the result of a small kitchen renovation that wound up needing more work than anticipated.
“We’re not asking the city to do anything,” she said. “I have been in contact with the city on several occasions about this, and they are giving me I believe until (Wednesday) to get this cleared up, so if the person doesn’t come tonight then I’ll be over here (Wednesday) morning.”
Despite the complaints, Fitts said she’s thankful her neighbors are ensuring the Historic District is the best it can possibly be.
“Tuscaloosa’s a great place to live, and the Historic Districts is the best place, in my opinion, to live,” Fitts said. “I’m trying to do everything that I can to protect it. I appreciate whoever complained about this because that’s how we protect our district.”