What REV is doing now

REV Birmingham is a place-based revitalization and economic development nonprofit on a mission to create vibrant commercial districts.

From 2023 to 2025, we are executing a strategic plan to support entrepreneurs who dream of filling vacant spaces across the city, implement the City Center Master Plan in several downtown districts identified as strategic opportunity areas, and work with the Woodlawn community to strengthen their commercial district.

View our slides detailing our work below, and reach out to schedule a presentation from our team if you’d like to know more. We love to share with civic, industry and social organizations as well as interested investors about REV’s vision and how we intend to get there!

REV 2023 Slides

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Birmingham’s momentum isn’t happening by chance. REV Birmingham’s team is working every day to push the city to new levels of awesome.

As a nonprofit, we need your help to keep this momentum going. Yaysayers like you can help build a more vibrant Birmingham by supporting REV’s potential-proving and place-making work. Give for the good of Birmingham.


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  • 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.

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  • It's show time at the Woodlawn Theater!

    Filed Under: Filling Vacant Spaces, Front Page, Small Business, Woodlawn, Yaysayers

    Lights, Camera, Action! The rebirth of the Woodlawn Theater is happening this weekend in the heart of Woodlawn. The theater is opening its doors to the public with two extraordinary opening events that are FREE to the public. The 1400 square foot venue has a wide range of amenities and even has a full-service bar. Because of the Mason Music Foundation, this venue is filling a much needed resource for local musicians to perform. Keep reading to discover how the theater came back to life and its impact on the community.

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  • What Stallions cornerback, Brian Allen loves about Birmingham

    Filed Under: Downtown Birmingham, Events, Front Page, Yaysayers

    Brian Allen, a talented cornerback, has made the remarkable transition from a small town in Texas to the vibrant city of Birmingham. Choosing Birmingham for his football career for two consecutive seasons, Brian’s unwavering dedication and exceptional skills have made him a standout figure in the world of football. To dive deeper into Brian’s journey and discover his genuine appreciation for the city, watch this video with the link below!

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We love to share with civic, industry and social organizations about REV’s vision for 2023-2025 and how we intend to get there! Send us a message with the form below, and we will work on scheduling a presentation.

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