20th Street got a new look!
With the 20th street party on May 20,2022 we officially declared the 20th Street project complete! While we will continue to activate the street over time, it is ready to welcome international visitors for The World Games 2022 this summer!
The 20th Street North project stretches from Morris Avenue to Linn Park and includes…
- expansion of the bike and flex lanes installed on a portion of the street in 2020
- new native and drought-resistant landscaping, consistent with the plant palette found in Railroad Park and Rotary Trail
- flexible cafe-style public seating
- sidewalk and crosswalk improvements
- public art
The Birmingham Green Refresh is managed by the City Center Business Improvement District (BID), which is funded by downtown property owners and also executes downtown’s successful CAP clean and safe program. The City Center BID partners with REV Birmingham for program delivery.
The City Center BID partnered with REV Birmingham and collaborated with community partners to instigate planning and design for the project. PNC supported pre-development work. Cawaco RC&D donated trees. Landscape design partners Dix Hite + Partners, Golightly Landscape Architecture, Goodwin Mills Cawood, Macknally Land Design, Renta Urban Land Design and Studio A Design contributed pro bono conceptual designs. A demonstration project was completed in the fall of 2020 in partnership with the American Society of Landscape Architects and supported by Hunter Trees, Shelby General Contractors and Vulcan Materials.
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.
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.
Shopping locally has never been so easy! You can support small businesses at our Holiday Magic Market this Friday from 4 – 8 pm. The market will be conveniently located on 20th Street between 2nd and 4th Avenue North. There will be over 15 vendors and a LIVE on 20th street performance!
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