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.
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.
What two-way traffic could do for Downtown Birmingham
Did you know when Birmingham was established the street grid didn’t include one ways? It was only until the 1970s that the City of Birmingham transitioned into two way streets to alleviate traffic. Studies show that switching back to two way streets could improve crime rates and help economic growth. Keep reading to learn why two ways streets are beneficial and essential to the success of Birmingham from REV President & CEO, David Fleming.
4 reasons you should move downtown according to the Moore Sisters!
Meet Lauren and Marina Moore! These sisters have lived at The Watts residents for the past two years. Learn why the Moores choose to live downtown rather than stay in the suburbs.
More than just looks, the role 20th street plants play during winter
With winter approaching, most plants on 20th are entering dormancy. These plants provide more than just a pretty landscape they also support native wildlife. The plants chosen for the Birmingham Green refresh were strategically placed to offer low-maintenance options and add a sense of place. Plants play a much larger role than just looking attractive.
We interviewed local downtown residents why they chose Birmingham and the answers were astounding!
Have you been thinking about moving into downtown Birmingham? Many people are making the switch to the city lifestyle. We are interviewing people from all around the city and learning why they chose to move into the city center of Birmingham.
Why are businesses choosing to move to Birmingham? OnCentive has no regrets!
Businesses are on the move to Birmingham! Meet Shannon Scott, the CEO of OnCentive and Trak Capital who recently moved his company from Gadsden to Birmingham, Alabama this past year. OnCentive helps small and mid-size businesses by investing extra capital into their organization. The team at OnCentive consults with clients on federal programs that they are potentially eligible to receive and qualify for business incentives and tax credits.
Downtown Birmingham’s latest development is proof that small buildings can have big impacts too!
Have you been to Downtown Birmingham’s newest development located on 25th Street? If not, you need to head down there ASAP and check it out! This new single story development is a product of a collaboration between David Baker Architects (DBA) and Locke General Contractors, led by DBA’s very own Amanda Loper. It is intended to be a “collaborative commercial space in a catalyst development area of Birmingham.” Both DBA and Locke General Contractors will be tenants of the space, along with June Coffee Roasters, Zephyr Barber, and Last Call Baking Cooperative!
History of Linn Park: acknowledging the past and envisioning the future
Linn Park is full of history and potential. Soon, the Re-vision Linn Park coalition will embark on a community-oriented planning project to position Linn Park as a vibrant destination that drives inclusive growth, greater public use, preservation and property reinvestment. You can expect to hear more about that soon, but first let’s reflect on the park’s history.
How does the 20th Street Refresh play into our Value of Downtown Report?
Over the past couple of months, we’ve been talking a lot about our Value of Downtown Report. We’ve also been talking a lot about the construction we’re doing on 20th Street. But how exactly do both of these projects go hand in hand?