Much of the “Birmingham character” that we appreciate and promote today is thanks to the many beautiful historic buildings and homes that still stand. Our concentration of historic structures is unique, and it’s an asset for our entire region’s economic development and growth, as that authenticity attracts people seeking sense of place and quality of life. But how do we ensure that the authenticity doesn’t begin to vanish as we continue to revive these historic structures?
The IDA defines the Vitality Index as a benchmarking tool to see how the vitality of various downtown areas across the country compare to one another. Let’s take a closer look at where Birmingham stands!
We recently released our Value of Downtown report and one of the areas we excelled in was our walk score. Need a crash course on what a walk score is? Well lucky for you our City Center District Manager, Rob Buddo, is here to tell you all about it!
Public parks play a vital role in how we experience the communities, neighborhoods, and cities that we live in. Inclusive, well-designed public spaces provide access to recreational activities, spurs local investment opportunities, and combats environmental impacts.
We recently released out Value of Downtown report! Our City Center District Manager, Rob Buddo, is here to explain just how important this data is and how it will help us make improvements to our downtown area in the near future.
The report—The Value of Downtown Birmingham, presented by PNC Bank—establishes a baseline from which city leaders, corporate leaders and organizations like REV can track growth and identify priorities for downtown improvements.
We hope you’ve noticed that big things are happening on 20th Street North! For the first time in nearly 50 years, Birmingham’s main street is getting a face-lift. Here’s a rundown on what to expect from this project. The “hardscape” work will be done in four phases. Now that the first phase is complete on the northbound lane of 20th Street from 3rd Avenue North to Linn Park let’s talk about what gets done in each phase.
Downtown Birmingham is full of beautiful buildings, both new and old! A good portion of those buildings consist of churches, and while many of them are beautiful to look at, they also have a rich history that often gets overlooked.
Downtown Birmingham retail is regaining its strength now, with some of the department stores of yesteryear finding new life with different uses.