When Action Resources made the decision to relocate its headquarters from Hanceville to downtown Birmingham two years ago and renovated the space over Paramount Bar at the corner of 2nd Ave North and 20th Street, the specialized transportation services company expected to grow. And it has – faster than expected! Now, a multi-million renovation of the adjoining space facing 2nd Avenue North has transformed an eyesore into a stunning example of urban, open-architecture office space. CEO Dean Flint says downtown provides the amenities and vibe that appeals to the young, educated workforce the firm primarily recruits.
The project to transform historic space into a modern gem is the result of collaboration and participation by several organizations including Action Resources developer Shannon Waltchack and property owner Ladd Real Estate. We were proud to play a role in moving the project along and solving problems along the way!
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.