Originally Posted by tredici
Yea, it's been a pleasant surprise. I don't remember the last time so much was happening in the city. Of course, I'm only 22 years old... Who knew that Birmingham would be the king of Alabama in downtown developments?!
I don't know... I think Birmingham has been tops on downtown development for quite a while. IMO, the developments between 2000ish and 2006ish were by far the most impressive in the state. There have been a lot of great announcements during the last year - we're just not talking about them!
BJCC Entertainment District / Westin
Alabama School of Fine Arts addition
20th Street - added some retail
2nd Avenue North - amazing transformation in the last couple of years
New Transportation Depot may happen
Railroad Park - wow!
Downtown Baseball Park - Huge!
Developments surrounding Downtown Baseball Park are starting to swirl.
New Children's Hospital
New Hyatt Place
New Marriott Residence
New hotel announced at 5 Points South to utilize existing storefronts
29 Seven is moving forward
New apartments are moving forward on Clairmont and Montclair
I'm sure there are others I have forgotten.
And all this despite the Jefferson County debacle.
Let's not forget HB56 may
have cost us a new Compass Tower.