What Stallions cornerback Brian Allen loves about Birmingham
Brian Allen, a talented cornerback, has made the remarkable transition from a small town in Texas to the vibrant city of Birmingham. Choosing Birmingham for his football career for two consecutive seasons, Brian’s unwavering dedication and exceptional skills have made him a standout figure in the world of football. To dive deeper into Brian’s journey and discover his genuine appreciation for the city, watch this video with the link below!
Preserving Our Past: Celebrating Historic Preservation Month and Saving the Buildings We Love
Many historic buildings, including the John Hand and The Frank, have been successfully redeveloped while preserving their original charm. May is Historic Preservation Month, which aims to raise awareness about the importance of preserving historic buildings. Currently, numerous buildings possess a solid foundation but have been left vacant and require immediate attention for preservation. Find out which treasures are in need of your help today!
Get to know your City Center District Manager, Michael Symes.
Meet Michael Symes, the new City Center District Manager for the Business Improvement District (BID). As a long-time resident of Birmingham, Michael brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role, having been an active member of the community since graduating from the University of Alabama. In this article, we will explore Michael’s journey and learn about his “accidental roots” in the city, as well as his passion for working with the Business Improvement District (BID) of the Magic City. Follow along as we get to know the person behind the job title and uncover the unique perspective he brings to the role.
A Call for a Parking Revolution
Parking lots are dead spaces. Nothing we can construct sucks the life and vibrancy out of a place more than a parking lot. Yet we cannot seem to live without parking. Views on parking dominate almost every issue related to downtown growth. From not enough parking to being too expensive, learn from David Fleming why parking is essential to Birmingham’s growth.
2022 was an impactful year, thanks to the City Center BID team!
2022 has been a year full of impact and vibrancy in downtown Birmingham. With the help of the City Center Business Improvement District (BID), stakeholders, and folks like you, the Magic City has never looked better! In Downtown Birmingham, property owners fund the BID to bring you amenities and services like the CAP clean & safe program. The core of Alabama brings in over 25 million people into Birmingham. With so much influence and economic opportunity, the BID team ensures the City Center District puts its best foot forward. Take a look at what we accomplished just last year!
All aboard, Amtrak is departing the BHM train station!
Choo choooo…. Did you know Birmingham has a stop on the Crescent Southeastern Amtrak route? You can travel from the Big Apple down to the Big Easy without any train changes. Riding the train is like no other experience; this stress-free transportation offers scenic routes, flexible dining options, and even full-size beds! This is your guide for the best train trip ever.
How the latest developments in The Switch district are impacting Birmingham
The final touches are coming together for the grand opening of the Nextec building in the Switch district. Conveniently located a block away from the Innovation Depot, graduates from the depot and other entrepreneurs have a place to go after successfully launching their business off the ground. Continue reading to find out more about the district and newest developments.
The Frank’s new look and its impact on the city center
Downtown Birmingham keeps growing, and so does the demand for more residential apartments. The Frank Nelson building on 20th Street North has recently been converted into an apartment complex. Commons and Orchestra Partners teamed up to redevelop the property back in 2018.
The Official Downtown BHM Coffee Trail!
Birmingham is home to many unique and fun coffee destinations. With over 15 coffee shops in the Birmingham Metro area, we created a coffee trail to help you navigate the best spots in town for a delicious cup of joe. This extensive trail extends across Birmingham and can take several trips to complete it. Make sure to tag us in your photos with #bhmhasmore and #bhmhasmorecoffee!
Downtown Birmingham has more SPORTS!
Did you know Birmingham is home to 5 pro sports teams? Within the past 10 years, the Magic City has welcomed a pro basketball, soccer, baseball, football, and even a hockey team! With Legion Soccer Club, USFL Stallions, and Minor League Barons seasons about to begin, here’s what you need to know for the best season of pro-sports yet!