Two previously dormant buildings in Birmingham are set to come back to life

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2200 Magnolia Avenue Building. Previously the site of a fire station, bakery, coffeehouse and antique mall, the newly repurposed building across from Brother Bryan Park will house Retail Specialists and Strategies. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Two buildings on Birmingham’s southside and in the Central Business District on the city’s northside are set to come back to life in 2019 and 2020. Both projects are prime examples of developments that meet Urban Land Institute of Alabama’s mission and priorities, according the Merrill Stewart, of Stewart Perry Construction, a ULI Alabama Board member and contractor of the two projects.

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ULI Alabama meeting sparks conversations about Atlanta, Birmingham and their futures

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Atlanta’s Tim Keane (far right) speaks to the ULI Alabama meeting at UAB. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now.

Last week, the Urban Land Institute of Alabama (ULI Alabama) held its quarterly meeting at UAB. The keynote speaker, Tim Keane, Atlanta’s Commissioner of Planning, sparked a healthy conversation among Birmingham’s urban design and economic development communities about aspiring to be what Martin Luther King, Jr. called a “beloved community.”

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