At the June Woodlawn Street Market, REV’s Catalytic Development team shared designs for street improvements to 1st Ave S from 54th to 56th streets and asked which the community preferred. Now its time to test one of those designs.
If you have an interest in helping make Birmingham a more bikeable, walkable city, REV Birmingham is looking for volunteers to help install a tactical urbanism demonstration in the 5400-5600 blocks of 1st Avenue South in Woodlawn. We’ll use tape and temporary paint to lay out bike lanes and parallel parking and reduce travel lanes from four lanes to two. Then we’ll measure the impact and share the data with the designers who have been contracted by the City of Birmingham to create the final design.
To sign up for a volunteer role, go to our SignUp page.
If you’ve been following REV for a while, you probably remember The Big Pitch Competitions we used to hold back in the day. The Big Pitch presented by PNC was essentially our own little version of Shark Tank. And a lot of your favorite local businesses that participated in this competition now have active retail storefronts that you can go check out. Let’s start with some of our finalists that are based in the City of Birmingham and see what they’ve been up to!
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.