Williams Blackstock shares exciting vision for “The Switch Trail”

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The Switch Trail rendering
Imagine if The Switch looked like this one day. Conceptual rendering via Williams Blackstock Architects

Right in the heart of Birmingham’s Innovation District lies a unique railroad feature that could, one day, become a creative catalyst for this whole part of town. We talked to Joel Blackstock and Bill Segrest of Williams Blackstock Architects and David Fleming of REV Birmingham to find out more about one potential vision for The Switch Trail

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Birmingham needs your help to turn the Civil Rights District and The Switch into a global destination

Screenshot of the Northwest Downtown Business District that contains the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument and The Switch. Photo via Northwest Downtown Business District website

I’ve got to admit it. When the Birmingham City Center Master Plan Final Recommendations (a must-read) were released last December, I feared it would be another one of those plans placed on the proverbial shelf, and never heard from again.

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