“It takes a place to make a community and a community to make a place.” Fred Kent, Project for Public Spaces
In one weekend last year, a group of business and property owners, residents and volunteers from all over the metro area transformed a gravel parking lot into a community gathering space in the historic East Lake Commercial District. Now, we have an opportunity to take the East Lake Station Courtyard to the next level. The community wants to add elements that will allow the space to host events such as live music, dance, art shows, food trucks and even container retail. As a result, they’ve launched a crowdfunding campaign and applied for a matching grant to help raise funds to accomplish their goals! The East Lake Station Courtyard is one of only three projects in the State of Alabama to be selected by the National Main Street Center as a participant in its Placemaking Crowdfunding Challenge. For a very limited time, every donation made on the project website will be matched dollar for dollar up to $1500! We need your help to activate another amazing space in Birmingham! It’s easy…just click here. Thank you for your support!
This Sunday, a group of volunteers will embark on a façade improvement project at The Shop on 1st Avenue – cleaning and painting the outside of the building.
From the terrazzo floors to the alley mural, the New Ideal building is full of history, and its redevelopment is sure to bring even more vibrancy to the already bustling block it shares with The Pizitz. Here are three reasons we are excited about the New Ideal Lofts project – and we hope it makes you say #YayBham too!
Come join Young Pioneers of Birmingham, in support of REV Birmingham, for coffee and doughnuts with Bill Smith of Shipt and David Fleming of REV on Thursday, July 19 at 7:30 a.m. at Shipt HQ!