Birmingham Holiday traditions then and now!

Some may recall the Enchanted Forest at the Pizitz or the Christmas light display on 20th street; Birmingham has a rich history and continues to create new traditions. As we take you through a deep dive into the historic holiday seasons, Birmingham is continuing to change to be a more inclusive and vibrant city.


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.


10 surprising facts you didn’t know about Birmingham!

New to Birmingham, or maybe you’re going on a date with a Birminghamian? Here are some fun facts you will be sure to impress friends, dates, and coworkers! We found ten unique and cool facts about Birmingham so you don’t have to!


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.


In town for the Magic City Classic? Here’s a guide to all the must-see spots!

Since so many folks will be traveling into the Magic City for the Classic, we figured we would put together a little guide on all the things to see while you’re here! There is so much to do, we know it can get overwhelming – so if you don’t know where to start just keep reading and we’ll guide you through our city. Here we go!


Re-vision Linn Park: the people, the place, and the solutions

The second community workshop held at Boutwell Auditorium on July 26th was another opportunity for the public to weigh in on the future of Linn Park. The project consultant team shared insight about the people engaged so far, the place-based assessment of Linn Park, and the preliminary park concept solutions. Keep reading to see the results and how you can play a part in this re-vision!


Cheers to A.G. Gaston Motel Restoration! Let’s keep historic preservation rolling in Birmingham

Birmingham is celebrating the restoration of the A.G. Gaston Motel, a historic landmark in the Civil Rights District. The building’s restoration has been a long time coming, and it’s a gift for Birmingham to have the preserved motel be a place where people can visit and learn. Congratulations to all the people from the City of Birmingham, the federal government and the community who labored to restore this treasure for many more generations to experience and enjoy. So, what building should we work on preserving next, Birmingham? Keep reading to see what REV President & CEO, David Fleming, has to say about the matter!


Taking a look back at the history of the Concord Center

Earlier this month, the Concord Center gathered its original team of developers, contractors, and architects to open a time capsule that was buried 20 years ago when the building first opened its doors. The time capsule contained a variety of memorabilia which dated back to the early 2000s. The Concord Center, which opened in 2002 as a new office building in Downtown Birmingham, was a pivotal development in sustaining offices and employment downtown over the last two decades. Want to learn more about why exactly this building is so significant to the history of Birmingham? Keep reading to find out! 


Downtown Birmingham has so much to offer!

We’ve talked about sports, but downtown has so much more to offer! Downtown Birmingham has so many experiences in store for you, which can also turn into life-long memories. And lucky for you, we’ve created a tool to make all that exploring so much easier!


Linn Park is getting a re-vision!

If you’ve been paying close attention, you may have noticed that we’ve been hinting at a new Linn Park project coming soon – and we’re finally ready to share it with you! A planning process to redesign and reactivate Linn Park kicked off recently when public and private organizational partners met on site with the nationally acclaimed park designers OJB Landscape Architecture (OJB) to begin an eight-month master plan development process to improve Linn Park.


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