Have you ever wondered how places and buildings like The Lyric, the Denham Building and Regions Field are saved and re-developed?
Meet the professionals who turn abandoned spaces into special places at the Alabama Brownfields Association annual Winter Social on Thursday, March 12, 5:00-6:30pm at Forge in the Pizitz Building -120 19th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203 (an exciting redevelopment project too!).
Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served, sponsored by TTL, PM Environmental, Pace Analytical, and Geosyntec Consultants.
The guest speaker for the gathering is ADEM Redevelopment Chief Gavin Adams.
All are welcome
Open to the public, the Alabama Brownfields Association Winter Social is a prime networking opportunity for all who care about brownfield redevelopment, adaptive reuse, and historical preservation in and around Birmingham. Adams will briefly address the group to provide updates on ADEM Redevelopment Section program goals and activities.
“ALBFA is still a relatively young organization but we’re excited to see various stakeholders coalescing around our mission. We feel strongly that the best redevelopment projects are achieved by getting all those impacted by the project to the same table: developers, community leaders, consultants, regulators, lenders, attorneys, and others. Our events are meant to facilitate conservation and connections between those interested in sustainable development in Birmingham and throughout the state.” – Trey Noland, ALBFA Vice President
Registration is still open for the event. Space is limited so click here to complete your registration.
What is the Alabama Brownfields Association?
Founded in 2016, the ALBFA is a non-profit advocacy and educational group formed to promote redevelopment of brownfield sites throughout the state of Alabama. Its mission is to promote the redevelopment of underutilized brownfield properties as a means to improve the environment and stimulate economic development.
Brownfields include any industrial or commercial property where redevelopment is affected by real or perceived environmental contamination. Many of these properties are vacant and blighted, but have the potential to positively affect the community if cleaned up and put back in use. The revitalization of Birmingham’s urban core has led to many exciting brownfield redevelopment projects including:
- The Denham Building
- The Lyric
- Regions Field
- Liv Parkside
Many other brownfield properties throughout Birmingham remain underutilized or vacant. A few examples that have a lot of potential to positively impact the community include:
- The former Stockham Valve site in North Avondale
- The former Trinity Steel site in North Titusville
- The former Ensley Works in Ensley
- The former Liberty National building in Midtown
The Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham maintains a database and GIS map showing some of the targeted and redeveloped brownfield sites in the region. You can view the map by clicking here.
Remember to Register
Don’t miss this great opportunity to meet the people who are committed to redeveloping many of Birmingham’s abandoned industrial sites and historic buildings.