The City of Birmingham and the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham have recently began looking for input for the future design of 20th Street North! In the early 1970s, a public-private partnership involving downtown business owners and the City of Birmingham created a plan to turn 20th Street North from 1st Avenue to Linn Park into a walkable, tree-lined corridor designed to attract more shoppers, restaurants and businesses to downtown’s Central Business District.
Almost 50 years later, the City of Birmingham and the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham have commissioned a study to explore streetscape improvements along 20th Street from 2nd Avenue South to Linn Park. The design team is led by Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood, which has partnered with landscape architect Walter Hood of Hood Design Studio and Skipper Consulting.
Planners are researching what has been successful or not-so-successful in other cities, and will compare these case studies to Birmingham’s existing conditions and available resources to develop a model for the city to guide future improvements.
A design workshop is scheduled for August 3rd and 4th at the Auburn Urban Studio at 221 20th Street N, 35203. Stakeholders, business owners, residents – everyone interested in providing input – are invited to visit during the hours of 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM on both days.
We’ve talked about sports, but downtown has so much more to offer! Downtown Birmingham has so many experiences in store for you, which can also turn into life-long memories. And lucky for you, we’ve created a tool to make all that exploring so much easier!
We are approaching the finish line for the 20th Street Refresh, which calls for a celebration – and you’re invited! The City Center Business Improvement District (BID), funded by downtown property owners, is partnering with the City of Birmingham and REV Birmingham to celebrate a refreshed Birmingham Green. Come join the party on May 20th from 4 to 8 p.m (with a special celebration happening at 6 p.m.)!
If you’ve been paying close attention, you may have noticed that we’ve been hinting at a new Linn Park project coming soon – and we’re finally ready to share it with you! A planning process to redesign and reactivate Linn Park kicked off recently when public and private organizational partners met on site with the nationally acclaimed park designers OJB Landscape Architecture (OJB) to begin an eight-month master plan development process to improve Linn Park.