The Alabama Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit that was allowed to expire last year received a positive review from a recently released study by an economist from The University of Tennessee. The study was requested by Alabama Legislative leadership to determine the impact of the incentive to the state and recommend any improvements to the credit that may be called for. The study suggested that the credit has had a positive impact, rating it a grade of “B” and made recommendations to get to an “A”.
Senator Del Marsh said, “Overall the Historic Tax Credit is a good program that could be a great program with a few modifications. I look forward to working with my colleagues in the regular session as we attempt to re-establish the tax credit with the suggested improvements.”
That is encouraging news for Birmingham and historic areas across Alabama. REV looks forward to working for passage of a new Historic Tax Credit in the upcoming legislative session!
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!