Hey Birmingham, here’s an opportunity to change your neighborhood, commercial district, and the Birmingham we love, for the better.
In 2013, the City of Birmingham adopted its first Comprehensive Plan in 60 years. “The Plan” captures the vision citizens have for Birmingham for the next 20 years, and it puts the City on a new strategic path toward renewed neighborhoods, a stronger economy, and a better quality of life for all. Now, that BIG-picture vision is coming to fruition in specific neighborhoods through the creation of Framework Plans.
Our partners in Birmingham City Planning are talking to hundreds of stakeholders like you. The planning work focuses on four to six neighborhoods at a time, and right now, the Ensley-Pratt and Eastern Area Framework Plans are underway. The resulting plans will take about a year to complete, be detailed, and will inform, guide and improve how City services will be delivered to these areas. REV will use the plans to help prioritize our work in the East Lake and Ensley neighborhood commercial districts.
What do you think could fill that vacant lot and draw people into the heart of your commercial district? How can the City encourage existing small businesses and attract new ones that you would support? Where should they invest in sidewalks and remove blight? Where do traffic issues need to be addressed? Add your voice to this important work!
We hope you’ll join your neighbors and us as we all look to the future and give voice to how we want to build a better Birmingham. Want to add your input or learn more? Jump to the official Imagine Birmingham website HERE!
Whether you’re planning on visiting Birmingham for The World Games 2022 in just a few weeks, or you’re a local looking to explore your city and find some hidden gems, we’ve got an awesome list of public spaces for you to check out! We’ve put together a short list of some of the places we think you should check out, but we encourage you to get out and see what else you can find.
We are almost one month out from The World Games 2022! This vibrant event will be transformative for Downtown, and we want you to be a part of it! If you consider yourself a lover of Downtown Birmingham and are the friend that always knows where to go or what to do Downtown, this might be the perfect fit for you. We invite you to become a Downtown Ambassador Volunteer and help Birmingham put its best foot forward!
This Friday, May 20th, we will be having a (20th) Street Party (which you can read more about here) to celebrate the end of our Birmingham Green Refresh! While this certainly calls for a celebration, the party doesn’t stop there. We will still be adding some finishing touches to the street after the (20th) Street Party. These additional touches will help make Birmingham’s main street more vibrant, interactive, and efficient! Additions will include smart trash cans, free libraries, street performers, and more!