Workforce return recap: Notes from the State of Downtown community conversation
Filed Under: Birmingham Food & Drink, Downtown Birmingham, Filling Vacant Spaces, Front Page
Restaurant and retail businesses are grappling with their own sustainability in the face of economic downtown and dismal foot traffic. Meanwhile, property owners are forced to be equally strategic and accommodating as they find creative ways to keep buildings occupied and financial obligations met. We have yet to see the full impacts on our downtown.
How developers get the gunk off the coolest parts of historic buildings
Filed Under: Downtown Birmingham, Filling Vacant Spaces, Front Page
So, when a switchyard warehouse is ready for a new life as an industrial office, how does its developer/architect/contractor make sure the most unique original architectural details can shine again? Meet the person who makes it happen.
Take a photo tour of Biso Collective’s new home in The Switch
Filed Under: Developer, Downtown Birmingham, Filling Vacant Spaces, Front Page, Potential-Proving, Yaysayers
You don’t say no to a tour of a 1926 railroad building turned tech company paradise.
What to expect as the Park(ing) Day takes over 20th Street
Filed Under: Downtown Birmingham, Events, Filling Vacant Spaces, Front Page, Potential-Proving, Transportation
This year’s Park(ing) Day event is an even more focused and ambitious design that builds off of the momentum created by last year’s installation. Here’s what you can expect.
REV Birmingham wins 3 Main Street Alabama Awards
Filed Under: Business-Proving, Developer, Downtown Birmingham, Filling Vacant Spaces, Front Page, Potential-Proving
Main Street Alabama recognized REV Birmingham with three awards in the 7th Annual Awards of Excellence.
What is Park(ing) Day? Creating people-focused spaces from San Francisco to Birmingham
Filed Under: Downtown Birmingham, Events, Filling Vacant Spaces, Front Page, Get Involved, Potential-Proving, Yaysayers
It all started in 2005 when three urban designers went looking for “unscripted fragments” of space in San Francisco that could be used in a fun and engaging way.
What's the Shared Space Permit, and how can REV help you get one?
Filed Under: Birmingham Food & Drink, Downtown Birmingham, Filling Vacant Spaces, Front Page, Potential-Proving, Small Business, Uncategorized, Woodlawn, Yaysayers
The Birmingham City Council recently approved the Shared Spaces permit aimed at helping bars and restaurants safely welcome customers back for an on-site dining experience while also maintaining social distancing rules. Here’s how REV can help.
The state of small business in downtown Birmingham: REV's observations, analysis and recommendations to rebound from COVID-19
Filed Under: Developer, Downtown Birmingham, Filling Vacant Spaces, Front Page, Get Involved, Small Business, Yaysayers
REV has pulled together a report that is intended to communicate qualitative and quantitative data along with business intelligence gathered from boots-on-the-ground conversations between REV team members and downtown stakeholders.
What can an alley become? 3 ways creativity can make a big difference to an often ignored public space
Filed Under: Filling Vacant Spaces, Front Page, Potential-Proving
With some relatively small changes, an alley becomes not a place to avoid, but a must-see destination.