Outdated codes slowed disaster recovery in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Outdated building codes and lack of a master plan slowed the initial rebuilding stage after a devastating tornado leveled parts of Tuscaloosa, Ala., in 2011, according to the city’s mayor.

September 11, 2013

Outdated building codes and lack of a master plan slowed the initial rebuilding stage after a devastating tornado leveled parts of Tuscaloosa, Ala., in 2011, according to the city’s mayor. Tuscaloosa has since developed a new master plan, which includes rezoning a portion of the once mostly residential area to a mixed-use district that could create additional development opportunities.

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