Habitat for Humanity expanding West Tuscaloosa plans

By WVUA23 News Reporter Gracie Fusco

TUSCALOOSA – Habitat for Humanity Tuscaloosa has been building new homes for families for decades. Now, the nonprofit agency is about to embark on one of its largest projects yet.

The organization acquired land near Kaulton Park in West Tuscaloosa, and they expect to build 26 new homes in the area.

“We purchased about 40 lots in the Kaulton Park area in 2021,” said Habitat Tuscaloosa Executive Director Ellen Potts. “Some of those are infill lots between existing houses, but we do have a parcel of 26 lots that we plan to begin building on probably next summer.”

Kaulton Park is located off of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in West Tuscaloosa.

“It’s family-oriented,” said resident Chirary Johnson. “When my sons were in the Independent League, they practiced right over there so it’s an ideal park.”

Earlier this week, Habitat hosted an informational meeting for residents who live in the Kaulton Park area.

At the meeting, Potts said the Tuscaloosa City Council has also allocated $250,000 to renovate Kaulton Park. There is no word yet on what specific improvements will be made to the park and when it is expected to take place.

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