GREAT PLACES ARE GREAT FOR PEOPLE.
Communities need space to gather, space to connect, space to collaborate. REV believes that, in order to create vibrant commercial districts, communities have to design alongside the business and property owners, their customers and visitors, and the nearby residents who will use the space. When they want what’s best for the community, we call them yaysayers.
There’s a big difference between doing something for a community, and doing something with a community. The REV team believes that community stakeholder must lead their own revitalization. REV is there to feed them: feed them strategic planning, feed them proven strategies, feed them resources and information. This approach looks different in every community where we work, because our neighborhoods are unique and their strategies for growth should be too.
Through a relationship with the City Center District Management Corporation, REV carries out revitalization services in Downtown Birmingham with the support of downtown property owners. REV conducts regular formal and informal engagement with property owners, their tenants, employees and customers to design and implement strategies and projects that improve downtown.
Years of community-led planning has produced a plan for the revitalization of Woodlawn’s business district through a lens of equitable entrepreneurship. Community volunteers are working alongside REV and partner groups like Woodlawn Foundation, Woodlawn Business Association and neighborhood associations to identify and grow Woodlawn entrepreneurs in the district.
The Official Downtown BHM Coffee Trail!
Filed Under: Birmingham Food & Drink, Downtown Birmingham, Front Page, Small Business, Yaysayers
Birmingham is home to many unique and fun coffee destinations. With over 15 coffee shops in the Birmingham Metro area, we created a coffee trail to help you navigate the best spots in town for a delicious cup of joe. This extensive trail extends across Birmingham and can take several trips to complete it.
Downtown Birmingham has more SPORTS!
Filed Under: Downtown Birmingham, Events, Front Page, Yaysayers
Did you know Birmingham is home to 5 pro sports teams? Within the past 10 years, the Magic City has welcomed a professional basketball, soccer, baseball, football, and even a hockey team! With Legion Soccer Club, USFL Stallions, and Minor League Barons seasons about to begin, here’s what you need to know for the best season of pro-sports yet!
What two-way traffic could do for Downtown Birmingham
Filed Under: Downtown Birmingham, Front Page, Potential-Proving, Transportation
Did you know when Birmingham was established the street grid didn’t include one ways? It was only until the 1970s that the City of Birmingham transitioned into two way streets to alleviate traffic. Studies show that switching back to two way streets could improve crime rates and help economic growth. Keep reading to learn why two ways streets are beneficial and essential to the success of Birmingham from REV President & CEO, David Fleming.
HOW CAN REV HELP YOUR COMMUNITY?
REV works in places where it can develop three key ingredients for success. We call them the Three P’s: Place, People, Payers. We work in historic commercial districts (place) where our model is proven effective, we partner with local stakeholders (people) who want to lead their community’s growth, and we look for stable sources of funds (payers) to make real results possible.
While we can’t work in every district, we’re always up for a chat! Drop us a note and we’ll talk about big dreams and realistic plans for progress.
WANT TO WORK WITH REV IN OTHER WAYS?
We love those kinds of Yaysayers too!