Celebrating the Birmingham Green Refresh with a (20th) Street Party!

We are approaching the finish line for the 20th Street Refresh, which calls for a celebration – and you’re invited! The City Center Business Improvement District (BID), funded by downtown property owners, is partnering with the City of Birmingham and REV Birmingham to celebrate a refreshed Birmingham Green. Come join the party on May 20th from 4 to 8 p.m (with a special celebration happening at 6 p.m.)!


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.


Alabama Peanut Company: the evolution of a beloved downtown business

The Alabama Peanut Company has been around for ages and is a Downtown Birmingham staple. Not only do they serve delicious peanuts (both boiled and roasted) but the storefront serves as a reminder of people’s childhoods. Keep reading to learn more about the evolution on the country’s oldest peanut merchant!


Celebrate Birmingham’s green space by making plans for National Picnic Day!

April 23rd is National Picnic Day and Birmingham has no shortage of parks for you to get out and celebrate the day! All of the greenery in the Magic City helps to add to the overall vibrancy and we are all about that here at REV and encourage you to get out and support it as well. Grab some friends, a picnic basket full of your favorite goodies, and head to your favorite park to enjoy some beautiful spring weather with some great company!


8 downtown breweries that can help spice up your work from home day!

Who says working from home has to be boring? Not us, that’s for sure! Coffee shops are a great place to go get some work done, but there’s also a different kind of brew you can enjoy while you tend to those end-of-day work emails! Next time you need a change of scenery during your workday, check out one of these downtown breweries! 


Downtown Birmingham is about to take professional sports to a whole new level!

As the home of UAB, Birmingham Southern, and Samford, Birmingham is no stranger to the world of college sports. But we’re getting ready to kick it up a notch this spring and summer! Downtown Birmingham is fixing to experience tons of activity led by professional sports. Keep reading to see what all The Magic City has to offer.


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.  


See the impact your City Center BID team created in 2021

It’s annual report season! In the nonprofit world, the first quarter is full of compiling and designing all the work you did in the previous year into report form to show the impact your organization has on its cause. Keep reading to see a summary of our 2021 efforts!


3 ways the CAP team is preparing to “spring” into a new season!

The sun is out, the flowers are blooming, and the CAP team is ready to spring into action! CAP keeps downtown safe all year round, but as the spring season approaches, they are adding a few more things to their list of duties!


It’s flex lane time! What to expect as 20th Street construction nears the finish line

20th Street construction has been underway for some time now and we are so excited to be entering the final phase! We are beginning the lane striping and flex lane painting this week (which is VERY exciting) so let’s break down how we got here and what to expect in the coming weeks.


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