New year, new NEWS on some exciting City Center development projects! We’ll keep you updated throughout 2017 as these projects move to Grand Openings.
If you’ve ever remodeled an older home, you know evolving plans and revised timetables are part of the process. Same thing holds true when renovating older buildings…just ask June and Cameron Carr, who have been renovating the building they purchased at 214 20th Street North, near the Lyric and Alabama Theatres.
In the past few months, not only did they complete the ground-floor renovation of O’Carr’s Restaurant (welcome back downtown, guys! Woop-woop!), but they have also built out two rental units on the second floor and their own residential loft on the third.
Cameron Carr recently told us things are on track — the rental units are now available for lease and the downtown O’Carr’s will open by the end of January. Call 422-5100 for loft details. Trust us, these units will move fast!
Just up the street from O’Carr’s, Gray Construction’s Alabama office has joined the neighborhood! Gray Construction is renovating its spectacular new space at the corner of 3rd Avenue North & 18th Street. Way to go and welcome, you guys!
What Stallions cornerback, Brian Allen loves about Birmingham
Filed Under: Downtown Birmingham, Events, Front Page, Yaysayers
Brian Allen, a talented cornerback, has made the remarkable transition from a small town in Texas to the vibrant city of Birmingham. Choosing Birmingham for his football career for two consecutive seasons, Brian’s unwavering dedication and exceptional skills have made him a standout figure in the world of football. To dive deeper into Brian’s journey and discover his genuine appreciation for the city, watch this video with the link below!
Preserving Our Past: Celebrating Historic Preservation Month and Saving the Buildings We Love
Filed Under: Developer, Downtown Birmingham, Filling Vacant Spaces, Front Page, Potential-Proving
Many historic buildings, including the John Hand and The Frank, have been successfully redeveloped while preserving their original charm. May is Historic Preservation Month, which aims to raise awareness about the importance of preserving historic buildings. Currently, numerous buildings possess a solid foundation but have been left vacant and require immediate attention for preservation. Find out which treasures are in need of your help today!
A Call for a Parking Revolution
Filed Under: Developer, Downtown Birmingham, Front Page, Transportation, Yaysayers
Parking lots are dead spaces. Nothing we can construct sucks the life and vibrancy out of a place more than a parking lot. Yet we cannot seem to live without parking. Views on parking dominate almost every issue related to downtown growth. From not enough parking to being too expensive, learn from David Fleming why parking is essential to Birmingham’s growth.