About Downtown Birmingham

Downtown Birmingham is the most diverse district in the region, and its heart and soul. Downtown has vibrant streetscapes and restored historic buildings, nearly 40% of the region’s jobs and a rapidly growing residential population—and there’s so much more to for you to know about downtown! 

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Downtown’s Business Improvement District

Did you know the City Center is home to Birmingham’s Business Improvement District (BID)?

A BID is designated by ordinance as a district where property owners formally pool their resources to provide supplemental services to build on those provided by the city—sidewalk sweeping, trash removal, security, special events, marketing programs, etc.

It’s paid for by those property owners via a special assessment. Think of it as a homeowner’s association for a district. Those extra services can make districts more competitive by creating a cleaner, more attractive district and giving it a distinctive identity.

Clean & Safe

Ensuring that downtown feels safe and clean to its residents, employees and visitors is the foundation for creating vibrant places! Downtown’s CAP Clean & Safe Program is one of those extra services funded by the BID.

CAP safety ambassadors welcome you to Birmingham’s City Center, patrolling on foot, Segways and bikes. Their visibility and attention often deter bad behavior and activities, and they look for opportunities to help people and tidy up our district as they’re out and about.

How can CAP help you? Call 205-251-0111 to request help within the City Center Business Improvement District.


Make your impact.

You can make a real difference in Downtown Birmingham. Get engaged: Get to know your community, become a part of the momentum, and help spread positivity from the heart of the city! #YayBham

Use The Downtown BHM Brand

Did you know that we encourage the community to use the Downtown BHM brand to promote businesses and events downtown? Click the button below to download a ZIP file with logo files, social media graphics and suggested captions to help spread the word about Downtown Birmingham’s new look! Branding questions? Email hi@downtownbhm.com.