Former Trinity Medical Center to become “Arbor Terrace” a $200 million development

Screenshot of the rendering of Arbor Terrace. The new $20o million multi-use development is located on the  former site of the Trinity/Baptist Montclair Medical Center off Montclair Road in Birmingham. Photo courtesy of Birmingham Metro LLC

Almost five years after it was vacated, the former Trinity/Baptist Montclair Medical Center site is slated to be transformed into a multi-use campus. The new $200 million project inside Birmingham’s city limits will include corporate headquarters, residential, medical and community-oriented retail and café spaces.

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West Homewood’s 186 Building gets a huge makeover (Photos)

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Ignite Properties’ 186 Building, a new development in West Homewood. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Since 1965, the 186 Building stood as one of the most recognizable buildings in West Homewood. However, this former self-service car wash building fell into disrepair over the years. Now, new owner Ignite Properties gave this iconic building a facelift. Check out all the perks of working at the 186 Building.

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The Pink House documentary premieres tonight at Homewood City Hall at 7PM

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The Pink House and its secret garden on Sunday, November 18th, 2018. Photo via Homewood AL Historical Preservation Society on Facebook

In September of 2019, locals rejoiced when Homewood’s historic Pink House was saved from a redeveloper’s wrecking ball. Now, a local filmmaker has created a short documentary about the residence. The Pink House documentary premieres tonight, January 30 at 7PM in Homewood City Hall. Learn more.

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“A destination for innovation.” The Switch is coming to downtown Birmingham

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The pink grid is the area now classified as “The Switch.” Map courtesy of REV Birmingham

Downtown Birmingham just. keeps. going. Big plans have been getting announced left and right, and we are loving in energy in our Magic City. A new brand for Birmingham’s innovation district was just unveiled, and we’ve got all the details.

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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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Blooming Birmingham: Planting 5000 flowers around Children’s of Alabama and Parkside District

Blooming Birmingham volunteers gather at Children’s of Alabama lobby on December 13, 2019. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Birmingham’s Parkside District, home to Children’s of Alabama, Ronald McDonald House, Railroad Park and Regions Field is “blooming” with over 5000 flowers today.

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Five Points South could be Birmingham’s next Entertainment District. Hearing on December 17

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Are open containers in Five Points South’s future? We’ll know soon. Photo via Five Points South Bham on Facebook

Five Points South may soon become Birmingham’s next Entertainment District. What does this mean? 

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Mason Music Foundation empowering students, reviving Woodlawn Theatre

Guitar is just one of the instruments you can learn to play at Mason Music. Photo via Mason Music

Listen up, Birmingham! There’s a new community-based music program headed to Woodlawn. Thanks to the owner of Mason Music, the former Woodlawn Theatre space is getting a new lease on life. Read on to find out more.

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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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Ensley’s Ramsay-McCormick Building is about to get some major TLC from the City of Birmingham.

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View from the street of the Ramsay-McCormick Building. Photo by Jeff E. Newman

In 1983, US Steel sold Ensley’s Ramsay-McCormick building to the City of Birmingham for $1. Now, 36 years later, this 1929 Art Deco building is about to get some major TLC. Keep reading for all the details.

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Big changes coming to the Southtown neighborhood in Birmingham. Find out the latest details here.

Architectural rendering of Southtown redevelopment
Gensler‘s conceptual render of the Southtown redevelopment.

Last week, the Housing Authority of the Birmingham District (HABD) took a big step forward in the renewal of Southtown Court. The HABD board of commissioners unanimously approved the agreement for the redevelopment plan for Southtown. Here’s what you need to know.

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A sneak peek inside Birmingham’s cultural jewel – Prince Hall Masonic Temple. Photos!

Mr. Dennis Simmons, Endowment Secretary for the Prince Hall Grand Lodge. Photo by Nathan Watson for Bham Now.

Have you heard of the Prince Hall Masonic Temple? Once the cornerstone of Birmingham’s black community, the Masonic Temple Building has since fallen into a state of disrepair. However, the Prince Hall Masons are determined to restore this historic building to its full potential. Hang with me to follow my tour through this cultural jewel of Birmingham’s history.

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