Bessemer Train Depot to get major redevelopment. Here’s how

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The Bessemer Train Depot in downtown Bessemer. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

The Bessemer area has exploded with new jobs and opportunities in the past couple years. One part that is now catching up with the times is the Bessemer Train Depot, now that it has been purchased by Brian Giattina, Blox CFO and founder of Bessemer Redevelopment Corps. Keep reading to see the past, present and future of this Bessemer icon.

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Get the latest on Birmingham’s upcoming Urban Supply development

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The future of Parkside in downtown Birmingham. Rendering via Urban Supply

Urban Supply is changing the face of Parkside in Birmingham, bringing 100,000 square feet of retail, office and fitness spaces as well as restaurants and bars to the area. See what’s there, what’s happening and what’s coming to the coming-soon development that just broke ground.

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Birmingham City Council passes $13M in incentives for redevelopment of Carraway Hospital site

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The long-abandoned Carraway Hospital will soon be redeveloped, thanks to incentives from the City of Birmingham. Photo via John Morse on Flickr

After 12 years, the abandoned Carraway Hospital site is officially slated for a long-awaited redevelopment. Today in their December 29th meeting, the Birmingham City Council passed a resolution to allocate up to $13M in incentives for the redevelopment of the site.

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Five Points South is alive. Discover the new spots making it colorful

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A street-view of Five Points Lane on a blue-sky day. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Five Points South, one of Birmingham’s most iconic and historic neighborhoods, is quickly reemerging as one of the Magic City’s most exciting entertainment destinations. Today, the neighborhood is much more than a downtown connector for Birmingham’s suburbs—it’s full of life, with a heartbeat and a ton of potential. And one redevelopment firm is pushing for progress like no other. Enter Orchestra Partners.

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Ghost Train Brewing Co., Gotcha Mobility + Freshwater Land Trust confirmed M2 tenants

Retail, food, drink, office space and more. M2 will have a little bit of everything. Rendering of the M2 space via M2

M2, the mixed-use expansion project from MAKEbhm, is moving along! Three exciting tenants have been secured for the space including Ghost Train Brewing Co., Gotcha Mobility, LLC and Freshwater Land Trust. Here’s what we know:

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The latest on Campus No. 124, Pelham’s new entertainment district

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Pre-leasing has begun with the first tenants planning to open later this year. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Campus No. 124 is a brand-new entertainment district being developed in Pelham. We wrote about it when plans were first released in February, and now we’ve got the latest updates. Check it out!

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Arbor Terrace, $200 million multi-use development, set to begin construction this fall at former Trinity Medical Center site

Rendering of the Arbor Terrace development. Photo via willkadish.com

Arbor Terrace, a new multi-use project, is coming to the former Trinity Medical Center site. Keep reading for more details on the $200 million development.

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Urban Supply, new mixed-use development coming to Parkside in 2021

If the renderings look this good, we can’t wait to see the real thing. Rendering via Orchestra Partners

An exciting new mixed-use development is moving forward in Birmingham. Urban Supply, the latest project from Orchestra Partners, is on its way to Parkside. Here’s what we know.

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Have you seen what Trussville’s new Entertainment District is gonna look like? [PHOTOS]

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I want to eat in that pavilion. Rendering via TURNERBATSON

We’ve been watching the developments in Trussville and the growth of entertainment districts across the Greater Birmingham area for some time now. That’s why we were so excited to get ahold of the gorgeous renderings for the Trussville Downtown Entertainment District. Keep reading to take a look and to learn more.

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Dansby Foods, AMD + more join impressive list of tenants in the completed Iron Age Building

Exterior of the Iron Age Building. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

The Iron Age Building’s list of creative and innovative tenants just keeps growing. The latest additions include a 14-year NFL veteran, a creative marketing agency, and a healthcare firm. Find out more about the full list of tenants, plus get an inside look and the complete renovation of the historic Downtown Birmingham building.

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Find out how you can help the Alabama + Lyric Theatres [Photos + Video]

The gorgeous, irreplaceable interior of Birmingham’s very own Alabama Theatre. Photo courtesy of Birmingham Landmarks

After surviving more than a century in downtown Birmingham, the COVID-19 pandemic has jeopardized the future of the Alabama Theatre and Lyric Theatre. In the interest of public health, both theatres have been forced to cancel or postpone all events for the near future. Help these Birmingham Landmarks survive by donating online.

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