A recently announced $19 million expansion of America’s First Credit Union is the latest investment in the City Center. A new four-story tower will add 45,000 square feet to the existing campus on downtown’s western edge, adjacent to the newly- designated Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument site.
This project, which will add 90 jobs to the west side of downtown, was championed by Mayor William Bell and enhances the already robust employment opportunities in Birmingham’s urban core.
With the recently announced National Monument designation for our Civil Rights district and the impact of the Innovation Depot in growing new businesses, the north west side of downtown Birmingham is poised for growth. These catalysts, in addition to America’s First’s investment in the area, fuel momentum for redevelopment and investment toward I-65.
From concept to completion, large projects – downtown and in our neighborhood commercial districts – take months or even years to come to fruition. REV Birmingham’s team enjoys working with the City of Birmingham and private investors on these complex projects, addressing components such as financial incentives (redevelopment agreements and historic tax credits), infrastructure improvements (sidewalks, lighting) and parking.
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!
One of Birmingham’s many hidden treasures is the music scene downtown. The sheer volume of concert venues we have in downtown Birmingham is something most people aren’t even aware of – but it really is remarkable! There is truly something for everyone, whether you’re into the smaller, more intimate venues or the large-scale venues for those big name artists. Keep reading to check out some of the cool venues downtown Birmingham has to offer.
We are Live on 20th folks! Have you been downtown and checked out our busker performances yet? If not, you’re seriously missing out! We have talent from all over The Magic City come out on Friday evenings from 4-6 p.m. and put on performances for the public to enjoy. Performances take place at the corner of 20th Street and 3rd Avenue North. Next time you’re heading home after a long day at the office or on your way to dinner, stop by and check it out! Let’s recap some of our awesome performers below!