The board of directors of the City Center District Management Corporation (CCDMC), which operates downtown’s CAP program, has entered into a management contract with REV Birmingham. Under the contract, REV will manage the Community Action Partnership (CAP) patrol program and will begin the process of long-term strategic planning for the continued revitalization and management of the City Center district.
“This partnership brings Birmingham more in line with other cities where Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) fund a variety of revitalization and district management functions, including clean and safe programs, under the management of a related non-profit,” said City Center District Management Corporation Board President Sue Johnson.
“The CCDMC board represents the interests of the property owners in the district, and that will not change. We will continue and strengthen our ability to deliver on the mission under this new structure,” said Fox Defuniak, Chairman of the City Center District Management Corporation.
The agreement comes after more than a year of study by outside consultants, exploration with stakeholder groups and due diligence by REV and the CAP security team. REV’s Executive Team will begin immediate management of the organization’s communications, financial operations, and the CAP patrol service. REV and the CCDMC board will begin the search for a City Center District Manager to oversee planning and non-security related revitalization work and outreach to district property owners, who fund the work of the Business Improvement District.
“A vibrant, safe City Center is crucial to the future of Birmingham and is at the core of both REV’s and the City Center District Management Corporation’s missions. This partnership will allow us to assess the needs of district stakeholders and formulate a shared plan for moving downtown Birmingham to the next level,” said Darlene Wilson, chair of REV Birmingham’s board of directors.
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!