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Old Posted Aug 28, 2013, 7:36 PM
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haha i came in here to post this as well. finally a rendering! the design review committee said it looks "too suburban"... will be interesting to see what changes are made. hope it doesn't get held up. i want all this momentum around railroad park and regions field to keep going.

as for the height... the image shows only 6 stories total. so i think it must be 4 residential + 2 parking. glad they incorporated retail at the base as well... that was a major sticking point early on.
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here's the site plan:

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Old Posted Aug 29, 2013, 1:34 AM
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I too am glad that there will be some retail. I also agree that the design is too suburban. Not to go off on a tangent, but the design review committee has really done a great job of preventing "non-conforming" uses and designs from developing. While some may view this as anti-growth, I think it something that will encourage future growth.
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Yeah I counted the floors too in the drawing a figured maybe the two parking levels were underground.

It does look too suburban but I trust theyll hash out a worthy design. But everything doesnt have to look like it was hammered out at sloss or use the same brick as uab or stick out like Cityville. It is going to be good looking no matter what they do since that area hungry for more development.
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^ agreed. let's keep in mind what this thing will be replacing: an overrun, abandoned lot full of weeds and gravel.
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Details for the renovation/conversion of the Booker T. Washington building in downtown to apartments and ground floor retail have been released.

Plans call for a $7.5 million project with 32 apartments, rooftop deck, fitness center, 163 space parking deck, and corner balconies to be named The Parisian.


Source: AL.com

EDIT: Master project list has been updated to reflect information presented in the above article (click the link).
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Definitely an improvement!

Btw, still need to update the master list with LIV Parkside.
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Definitely an improvement!

Btw, still need to update the master list with LIV Parkside.
Thanx for reminding me! Completely forgot.

EDIT: There, updated.
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awesome compilation, great to see the renovation going on

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quat... The LIV Parkside development is actually replacing the "Parkside Apartments ($21M)" that is still listed.

thanks for keeping up with this! glad to see it all in one place.
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quat... The LIV Parkside development is actually replacing the "Parkside Apartments ($21M)" that is still listed.

thanks for keeping up with this! glad to see it all in one place.
Thanx for the correction, Tim; changes made.
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not sure if we should include this one?

currently under construction on hillside circle, near vulcan park. might technically be in homewood. still, a sizeable development: $17 Million, 135 units. apparently they torn down an old complex on site and are building this in its place.

"The Moretti at Vulcan Park":

http://www.bizjournals.com/birmingha...m-for-17m.html

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not sure if we should include this one?

currently under construction on hillside circle, near vulcan park. might technically be in homewood. still, a sizeable development: $17 Million, 135 units. apparently they torn down an old complex on site and are building this in its place.

"The Moretti at Vulcan Park":

http://www.bizjournals.com/birmingha...m-for-17m.html

As long as it's within urban Greater Birmingham it's fair game. Judging by the Biz Journal, though, it seems as if the project is stalled.

I've driven around the area since then, but I haven't noticed any progress that resembles that project. If anyone can provide some evidence or news about it would definitely be appreciated and would be reason to include it in the master compilation.
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i found this:

http://www.capstonebuilding.com/PROJ...1/Default.aspx

aerial from august:

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Is birmingham ever going to build another highrise office building????
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Is birmingham ever going to build another highrise office building????
I've been wondering the same thing for a while. I think the main thing keeping a new highrise from being constructed is that that the city already has a few vacant highrises in downtown. Occupancy rates are actually very high, but downtown hasn't seen a jolt strong enough since the 90s to provide enough office demand to spur any large scale office construction.

The two notable vacant towers in downtown are the Thomas Jefferson Tower (19 floors, built in 1929; just purchased a couple weeks ago) and the Brown Marx Building (16 floors, built in 1906).

I think we could potentially see some new construction in the next few years , but I think the market will absorb these vacant ones before that occurs. I don't mind that so much, I really want to see these older towers put to good use. They add a certain character that's hard to replicate with new construction. There are few cities that can say the earliest members of their skyline still play an important role in their downtown economy (and cityscape).
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Master list updated with two announcements (yesterday and today) about a Belk renovation at the Riverchase Galleria to convert it to a flagship store and two other new stores that will also locate to the mall.

For now on, new information to the master list will be colored red to make it easier to figure out what you have or haven't already seen. I'll try to do some regular housekeeping to make sure things don't stay red forever.
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Belk has backed out on plans to build a flagship store in Huntsville. So once the Riverchase store is upgraded, the Birmingham area will have the only two in the state.
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Belk has backed out on plans to build a flagship store in Huntsville. So once the Riverchase store is upgraded, the Birmingham area will have the only two in the state.
Really? Hmm, wasn't aware of that.
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$46 Million dorm approved by UAB trustees last year... not sure what happened to this one:

http://www.bizjournals.com/birmingha....html?page=all

article also mentions the student center, which we know about.
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