Big things are happening in Birmingham’s Parkside neighborhood.
Between the years 2010 and 2018, the area has seen $272 million invested in projects, but that’s not the end of the redevelopment story.
Another $374 million and more will be invested this year and next year, bringing with it more than 1,400 residential units and cultural improvements.
One example of the growth is The Denham Building, which is currently being developed by Third & Urban. REV gave investors, we call them Yaysayers, a sneak peek at the building and insight into where development in Birmingham is headed.
REV Birmingham President & CEO David Fleming said during the event that Birmingham’s renaissance began in Parkside, with Railroad Park as the catalyst that led to Regions Field, Rotary Trail and eventually to projects such as The Denham Building.
These projects dovetail nicely into the vision that several Birmingham institutional leaders—REV, the City of Birmingham, Railroad Park, Alabama Power Company, UAB, Children’s of Alabama and others–had for the neighborhood:
Parkside is a vibrant, walkable, signature urban neighborhood with a distinctly Birmingham character that supports the surrounding healthcare, educational, and business community with a mix of uses.
May is Historic Preservation Month. REV handed out cards at the event with the hashtag #treasurebham aimed at explaining why preservation holds an important place in today’s Birmingham and why buildings like The Denham Building are worth preserving.
The building was designed in 1927 and was originally given the unofficial name of the Merchants and Manufacturer’s Terminal Building, intended to address the needs of a rapidly growing Birmingham.
Not much has changed since then.
This time around, it will house more than 86,000 square feet of office and retail space, 59 residential lofts and a rooftop restaurant.
Monday Night Brewing also plans to open a brewpub in Denham, according to Hank Farmer with Third & Urban.
Yaysayers toured the building and were treated to a breathtaking rooftop view of the city’s skyline.
Third & Urban and Colliers International opened the building for the evening.
REV partners Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Coca Cola Bottling Company United, and Cahaba Brewing provided drinks. REV clients – Birmingham Candy Company and Naughty but Nice Kettle Corn provided snacks.
Your guide to a family-friendly day downtown
Filed Under: Downtown Birmingham, Family Friendly, Front Page, Get Involved, Small Business, Yaysayers
With summer just around the corner, kids will soon be out of school and insisting on getting out of the house. Luckily, Downtown Birmingham has an abundance of family-friendly activities that will keep your kiddos entertained and create lifelong memories.
We know taking kids out for extended periods can be challenging; that’s why we have curated a list of experiences designed to be enjoyable within a manageable 3 – 4 hour timeframe. This way, both children and parents can make the most of their time without feeling overwhelmed or exhausted. These four experiences include lunch options and are tailored to different ages and personalities.
Get to know your City Center District Manager, Michael Symes.
Filed Under: Downtown Birmingham, Front Page, Get Involved, REV Team, Yaysayers
Meet Michael Symes, the new City Center District Manager for the Business Improvement District (BID). As a long-time resident of Birmingham, Michael brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role, having been an active member of the community since graduating from the University of Alabama. In this article, we will explore Michael’s journey and learn about his “accidental roots” in the city, as well as his passion for working with the Business Improvement District (BID) of the Magic City. Follow along as we get to know the person behind the job title and uncover the unique perspective he brings to the role.
Why your voice on historic preservation is essential
Filed Under: Front Page, Get Involved, Historic Preservation, Residential
President and CEO of REV Birmingham David Fleming writes about the importance of historic preservation and highlights the advocacy efforts that saved the French Quarter in New Orleans and the Forest Park neighborhood in Birmingham. The article concludes with a call to action, urging for new leaders and the implementation of various strategies to protect and celebrate Birmingham’s historic buildings and places.