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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.
Well, Birmingham – The World Games 2022 have officially come to an end. All of the hard work our city and community put in to prepare for this event was finally put into motion and we must admit, we are very impressed! Now, before we officially close this chapter, it’s only fair to wrap up this special event with a highlight reel of some of our favorite moments from The World Games 2022!
Partners behind Re-Vision Linn Park hosted the first of three public workshops and a digital survey that gathered feedback from community members and leaders about reactivating the park. 227 community participants gave their input and ideas which amounted to 2,230 votes and comments combined. Keep reading to see what our community had to say about the future of Linn Park!
Birmingham is celebrating the restoration of the A.G. Gaston Motel, a historic landmark in the Civil Rights District. The building’s restoration has been a long time coming, and it’s a gift for Birmingham to have the preserved motel be a place where people can visit and learn. Congratulations to all the people from the City of Birmingham, the federal government and the community who labored to restore this treasure for many more generations to experience and enjoy. So, what building should we work on preserving next, Birmingham? Keep reading to see what REV President & CEO, David Fleming, has to say about the matter!