Redevelopment brings office space to Birmingham’s 2nd Avenue South

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Rendering of 3117 2nd Ave South in Birmingham. Photo via Temple Millsap

More office space is in the works for 2nd Avenue South in Birmingham’s North Lakeview Historic District. Check out what’s to come.

Behind the Redevelopment

Investing in the building’s redevelopment is Temple Millsap of Gascoigne Capital and Fuller McClendon of Shannon Waltchack.

Taking part in the project’s design and development will be:

Location and Features

Birmingham, George Jarell Distributing Co
Former George Jarell Distributing Co. in Birmingham. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

A good redevelopment is all about that location. And this particular project has a pretty great one on 2nd Avenue South at the former George Jarrell Distributing Company—Birmingham’s original distributor of PBR, Burger Beer and others. The building was erected in the 1930s.

What’s cool is that most of the historical elements of the building are still intact. 

“This building was one of the few remaining abandoned historic buildings left in the area, and that provided us a unique opportunity to be a part of the transformation and historic preservation of this neighborhood.”

Temple Milsap, Investor, Birmingham
Birmingham, George Jarell Distributing Co
Former George Jarell Distributing Co. in Birmingham. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

According to Temple Milsap, one of the redevelopment’s investors, the building has:

“… exposed brick walls, original steel windows and a hangar-style roof with exposed beams.”

Architect and design fans, are you swooning yet?

According to Milsap, some of the building’s updated features will include:

  • New windows that bring in natural light. 
  • An awning structure to provide tenants with private outdoor patio space.
  • Dedicated parking.  

The Perfect Office Space

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Rendering of 3117 2nd Ave South, Birmingham, AL. Photo via Temple Millsap

While Birmingham may love beer, the former distributing building is set to be redeveloped for office space. 

“It’s really an ideal space for someone that wants an office with a historical feel, yet modern amenities, private outdoor space and dedicated parking.”

It’s also an ideal location because it’s within walking distance to restaurants and shopping. Who can resist Birmingham hotspots like Pepper Place, Back Forty and The Theodore. Not to mention all the other great spots in downtown, Lakeview and Avondale, which are also within close proximity.

The Timeline

Birmingham, 2nd Ave South
Rendering of 3117 2nd Ave South, Birmingham, AL. Photo via Temple Millsap

When can you expect to see construction begin on this redevelopment? According to Milsap, in the next couple of weeks. It should be ready for tenants by late spring. 

The building, which is roughly 6,000 square feet will be available to lease as either one single tenant or multiple tenants with spaces as small as 1,300 square feet. 

Interested in leasing the space? Prospective tenants can email Shannon Waltchack for information. 

What do you think of the redevelopment to come, Birmingham? Let us know your thoughts @bhamnow.