Redevelopment continues in Southside with new office and retail space

A rendering of the new mixed-use project in Southside. Photo courtesy of Highpointe Properties

The Alabama Pump & Supply Co. building on 4th Avenue South is getting a new lease on life. Highpointe Properties, LLC is redeveloping the Southside space and adding a new building next door—keep reading for the scoop!

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Mixed-use project, Lakeview Green, is coming to Birmingham’s Southside

Lakeview Green Rendering Photo
Lakeview Green blends an urban green space with living and retail. Photo via lakeviewgreen.com

Construction is officially underway for Lakeview Green, an all-new mixed-use apartment complex in Birmingham’s Lakeview District. Word on the street—it features a unique living and green space. Maybe it’s my love for urban planning talking but this project looks A-MAZ-ING!

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50+ places that opened in Birmingham during 2019. Plus, what’s opening in 2020

How gorgeous is this sunset over the Birmingham skyline. No wonder they call it the Magic City. Photo via @bobthebanker1977 on Instagram

Birmingham business is booming. Here’s a look back at some of the biggest Birmingham openings from 2019. Plus, look ahead at the most anticipated openings coming in 2020.

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Birmingham’s Master Plan Was Revealed and We’ve Got the Rundown. (PHOTOS included)

New decade. New master plan for Birmingham. Photo via downtownbhamplan.com

Birmingham continues to boom and we love to see it! Big opportunities are coming to the city. Local leaders and organizations presented the master plan for the city center earlier this December. Keep reading to see what the future holds for our wonderful Magic City.

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Pratt City has a new park! 3 reasons why this is a win for the Birmingham community

View of Pratt Park
One Pratt Park is the newest addition to a community set on growing and moving forward. Photo by Lauren Moore for Bham Now.

If you lived in the Birmingham area during 2011 like me, then you probably remember the tornadoes that destroyed much of Alabama that spring. To this day, many affected areas are still getting back on their feet, one of these being Pratt City.  

Now, after eight years of construction, a new park in Pratt City just recently opened, titled One Pratt Park. Want to learn more about this new outdoor space? Here are three reasons to get excited about Pratt City’s new park.

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Construction starts Dec. 11th on Red Mountain Theatre Company’s new home! 3 reasons to get excited.

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An artist’s rendering of what the new campus will look like. Photo submitted. 

Though the Red Mountain Theatre Company has been entertaining Birmingham for four decades, the nonprofit company has yet to find a forever home until now. On December 11th, groundbreaking will commence for RMTC’s brand new arts campus.

Here are three reasons to get excited about the company’s latest development.

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Wanted: developer for the old Banks School site in South Eastlake and Roebuck Springs. What happens now? (PHOTOS)

The old Banks site in South Eastlake has been vacant for 12 years
Developing this site could be transformative for Roebuck Springs and South Eastlake. Photo via Jeff E. Newman

For over 10 years, the 23-acre Banks school property in South East Lake and next to Roebuck Springs has sat vacant; now the City of Birmingham is taking steps to change that.

On Friday, November 15, they issued a Request for Proposals (RFP). The City’s looking for a developer who can buy the space and transform it into an asset for the whole Eastern side of Birmingham.

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“A pivotal moment for the city of Birmingham.” Something BIG is coming to Parkside

Parkside West will be an urban commons designed to bring people together. Renderings via Orchestra Partners

Something huge is brewing in downtown Birmingham. Next September marks the 10 year anniversary of Railroad Park’s opening, and over the past decade, the area surrounding the park has taken on a life of its own. Some big players in Birmingham have teamed up on a master plan for Parkside—keep reading to find out what’s coming.

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Building a better Birmingham: meet the team shaking things up at Orchestra Partners

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Friendly competition. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

If you live in Birmingham, you’ve seen the work of Orchestra Partners across town. This real estate development firm is a little different from the rest, focusing on historical buildings and breathing new life into Birmingham’s core neighborhoods. Learn more about their team and the work they’re doing to make Birmingham a better place to live!

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It’s D.I.Y. season in Birmingham—but maybe you shouldn’t take on home repairs alone

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Do-It-Yourself home repair may sound like a good idea, but sometimes it’s better to let a professional handle it. Photos via Home Inspection Repair

Fall is in full swing here in Birmingham, and you know what that means—D.I.Y. season. That independent go-getter spirit is common in the Magic City, but when it comes to home repair, “do it yourself” doesn’t always turn out the way you expect.

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