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An Exciting Addition to Downtown Birmingham
Since it was first announced in 2019, Mercantile on Morris has been one of the most anticipated projects in downtown Birmingham. Phase I of the mixed-use development included 47 residential condos and 14,000 square-feet of retail space. 70% of the retail space in Mercantile on Morris is under contract, with retailers Bridge + Root, Hide & Hunter, Cannella Gelato & Cafe, Lifelyles Gifts & Interiors and the upcoming Pizza Grace pizzeria.
Phase I of Mercantile on Morris included three historic buildings between Morris Avenue and 1st Avenue North:
- The two-story Liberty Overalls Building (2209 1st Avenue North)
- A one-story commercial building (2213 1st Avenue North)
- Half of a two-bay commercial building (2217–2219 1st Avenue North)
“The primary goal of Mercantile on Morris and Founders Station was to draw people to the historic Morris Avenue. We wanted to expand on this moment by adding additional condos and retail spaces for all residents of the city to enjoy.”Hailey Oliff, Project Manager, Orchestra Partners
Introducing the Second Phase of Mercantile on Morris
On August 16th, Orchestra Partners closed on a building at 2223–2225 1st Avenue North, which was once a location for Lindsey Office Furnishings. According to Project Manager Hailey Oliff, Phase II of Mercantile on Morris will see the current building transformed into an expansion of the development, including:
- Additional residential condos
- Four 500-square-foot commercial spaces
- A rental storage facility
Construction on Phase II of Mercantile on Morris is expected to kick off in winter 2021.
“The downtown resurgence has come and is here to stay! Mercantile on Morris Phase II provides more opportunities for homeownership, more opportunities to open small businesses, more opportunities to support local shops, and reasons to stay downtown.”Hailey Oliff, Project Manager, Orchestra Partners
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