Redevelopment of historic Webb Building now underway, opening Spring 2023 [Photos]

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A rendering of the Webb Building in Downtown Birmingham. (ARC Realty)

Redevelopment of the historic Webb Building in Downtown Birmingham has begun, made possible by a partnership between Ladd Real Estate, ARC Realty, Stewart Perry and David Baker Architects. Set to open in Spring 2023, the redeveloped building will bring six airy, modern apartment residences with ground floor retail on the corner of 2nd Avenue North and 20th Street.

Keep reading to learn more.

Redevelopment of Webb Building Begins

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The Webb Building in downtown Birmingham. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

Redevelopment has officially begun on the Webb Building, a structure located on the southwest corner of 20th Street and 2nd Avenue North. The project was first reported by Bham Now in 2020, when Birmingham’s Design Review Committee approved redevelopment plans for the historic building. The redevelopment includes the Webb Building as well as the neighboring Colorado Loan Co. Building.

Several local firms are involved in the Webb Building redevelopment, including:

“This is one of the best corners in Birmingham with a special history—dating back to the year the city was founded and later uses like the iconic Pete’s Famous. A project like this wouldn’t be possible without the vision and long-term mindset of LRE and a team with the level of experience and talent that Stewart Perry and David Baker Architects have.”

ARC Realty

The redevelopment will see the shell of the original 19th century structure unearthed and enhanced, allowing for the building to be filled with six modern apartment residences and first floor retail that will be carefully curated.

Webb Building

The team anticipates a Spring 2023 completion and will have more public information on the residences fall of this year. Meanwhile, the retail spaces are currently available and for lease. Click here to learn more about leasing retail space in the Webb Building.

One of Birmingham’s Oldest Buildings

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A historic photo of the Webb Building in Downtown Birmingham. (ARC Realty)

Fun fact: The Webb Building is one of the oldest standing buildings in Birmingham! Built in 1871, the Webb Building is rumored to be the first 3-story brick building in downtown Birmingham. Over the years, the structure has housed barbershops, cigar shops, clothing stores, restaurants and even an old-fashioned saloon.

Click here to read more about the history of the building.

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Nathan Watson

Senior Content Producer with Bham Now | Originally from Tennessee, Nathan moved to The Magic City after graduating from Birmingham-Southern College. Nathan is passionate about recognizing Birmingham's history and is thrilled to learn more about the big things planned for The Magic City's future.

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