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Hoover PD Throwback Thursday: Riverchase


Chief Nicholas C. Derzis Hoover Police Department 100 Municipal Lane  Hoover, Alabama 35216


News Release


Officer Brian Hale

Public Information Officer


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February 27, 2023 10:00 AM

Hoover PD Throwback Thursday: Riverchase

Riverchase (4th in a series)

“John M. Harbert III was noted philanthropist, risk-taker, entrepreneur, and graduate of Auburn University. He founded his Harbert Construction Corporation in 1946. Harbert started to consider the idea of a planned community, which culminated in the creation of Riverchase.”

“What a local newspaper dubbed “new Cahaba town” was formally announced on a Tuesday in 1974. The development’s official name, Riverchase, referred to the 3,000 acre town with about half its acreage in Jefferson County and half in Shelby County.”

“Not long after development began, talks of annexation became a hot topic. The developer and property owners voted approval to be annexed into the City of Hoover in September 1980. This provided many positives for the Riverchase community, among which was more police services as Hoover PD added three new officer positions.

The annexation of Riverchase sparked tremendous growth in Hoover’s residential and commercial sectors.”

– Images of Modern America Riverchase-Arcadia Publishing Special thanks to Heather Jones Skaggs-Author/Writer and Hoover Historical Society. Photos and narrative used with permission from the author.

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