20th Street got a new look!
With the 20th street party on May 20,2022 we officially declared the 20th Street project complete! While we will continue to activate the street over time, it is ready to welcome international visitors for The World Games 2022 this summer!
The 20th Street North project stretches from Morris Avenue to Linn Park and includes…
- expansion of the bike and flex lanes installed on a portion of the street in 2020
- new native and drought-resistant landscaping, consistent with the plant palette found in Railroad Park and Rotary Trail
- flexible cafe-style public seating
- sidewalk and crosswalk improvements
- public art
The Birmingham Green Refresh is managed by the City Center Business Improvement District (BID), which is funded by downtown property owners and also executes downtown’s successful CAP clean and safe program. The City Center BID partners with REV Birmingham for program delivery.
The City Center BID partnered with REV Birmingham and collaborated with community partners to instigate planning and design for the project. PNC supported pre-development work. Cawaco RC&D donated trees. Landscape design partners Dix Hite + Partners, Golightly Landscape Architecture, Goodwin Mills Cawood, Macknally Land Design, Renta Urban Land Design and Studio A Design contributed pro bono conceptual designs. A demonstration project was completed in the fall of 2020 in partnership with the American Society of Landscape Architects and supported by Hunter Trees, Shelby General Contractors and Vulcan Materials.
Okay – you probably know by now that we recently wrapped up construction on 20th Street (and if you didn’t, surprise – now you know!). We held a street party to wrap it all up and it was a huge success, if we do say so ourselves. There’s nothing better than seeing hundreds of people come together to celebrate the revitalization of their beloved city. How about we continue the celebrations and take a look back at the (20th) Street Party that took place last week? And be sure to stop by and check out all the fun new additions to Birmingham’s main street next time you head down there!
This Friday, May 20th, we will be having a (20th) Street Party (which you can read more about here) to celebrate the end of our Birmingham Green Refresh! While this certainly calls for a celebration, the party doesn’t stop there. We will still be adding some finishing touches to the street after the (20th) Street Party. These additional touches will help make Birmingham’s main street more vibrant, interactive, and efficient! Additions will include smart trash cans, free libraries, street performers, and more!
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.)!
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