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UAB hits new enrollment record with nearly 21,000 students enrolled for Fall 2017. There are currently 20,902 enrolled... 1,367 more than last year. LINK
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Hopefully this will continue to spur demand for high rise development on the southside.
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State of the University news via WBHM, heard this on the way home from work this afternoon.

UAB's economic impact is now over $7 Billion statewide, up from around $4 Billion 5 years ago. 1 in every 31 employed individuals is employed in some way, by UAB in all of Alabama.
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State of the University news via WBHM, heard this on the way home from work this afternoon.

UAB's economic impact is now over $7 Billion statewide, up from around $4 Billion 5 years ago. 1 in every 31 employed individuals is employed in some way, by UAB in all of Alabama.
Hopefully we can grow big enough to where we can have our own Board of Trustees. Some how I feel we should be bigger.
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Hopefully we can grow big enough to where we can have our own Board of Trustees. Some how I feel we should be bigger.
I wish that 1) the system would let UA be UA and let UAB and UAH be University of Birmingham and University of Huntsville respectively, and 2) that more public universities in the state were part of the system so that the Trustees' power was diluted and there could be an increase in collaboration and efficiency.

There are countless state university systems that operate in this fashion. I mean, we all talk about living in a state where the system is broken and this part of it. Why do universities like North Alabama, South Alabama, or West Alabama need separate boards of trustee's? It makes more sense for all of them to be a part of the state's flagship university system. If we're going to tether UAB and UAH to UA's 'life raft' (just a figure of speech), let's make the family bigger so that it empowers universities like UNA, USA, and UWA instead of making them battle for funding for the state... It has never made sense to me that the state's flagship university system only consists of THREE universities.
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I wish that 1) the system would let UA be UA and let UAB and UAH be University of Birmingham and University of Huntsville respectively, and 2) that more public universities in the state were part of the system so that the Trustees' power was diluted and there could be an increase in collaboration and efficiency.

There are countless state university systems that operate in this fashion. I mean, we all talk about living in a state where the system is broken and this part of it. Why do universities like North Alabama, South Alabama, or West Alabama need separate boards of trustee's? It makes more sense for all of them to be a part of the state's flagship university system. If we're going to tether UAB and UAH to UA's 'life raft' (just a figure of speech), let's make the family bigger so that it empowers universities like UNA, USA, and UWA instead of making them battle for funding for the state... It has never made sense to me that the state's flagship university system only consists of THREE universities.
Ok, I could support that idea as well.
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Ok, I could support that idea as well.
I mean, in other states, there isn't this idea of a member institution being second rate. In Alabama, everyone views UAB and UAH simply as 'branches'. I want to watch ESPN and see UAB represented as Birmingham and UAH represented as Huntsville... so that people know that these are individual institutions, not just simple members of a small public university system.
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Site surveying and soil testing has begun on the site for the proposed College of Arts and Sciences building on the corner of 10th Avenue and 14th Street South. No renderings yet, however ground breaking is scheduled for sometime in 2017. But it should be a nice size building and it will finish the framing of the Campus Green.
Metal rods for the building columns are coming up out of the ground on the College of Arts and Sciences building as well as the 1st installment of the tower crane.

A couple of weeks ago I saw a test drilling crew at the corner of 9th Avenue and 17th Street South site, two small buildings sit on this site now. According to the Master Plan this will be an Academic/Research building. There is all so a proposal for 2 large parking decks on campus, one to be located on 9th Avenue and 18th Street S, and the other over in the arts district possibly around the Alys Stephens and Visual Arts building. Stay tuned.
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Geez, UAB is pushing land value sky-high on the Southside. Not necessarily a bad thing if developers continue to deem vertical construction more profitable than horizontal.

Hopes and wishes... I really wonder about how the City Council would approach a proposal for a tower exceeding 500' or 600'.
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Geez, UAB is pushing land value sky-high on the Southside. Not necessarily a bad thing if developers continue to deem vertical construction more profitable than horizontal.

Hopes and wishes... I really wonder about how the City Council would approach a proposal for a tower exceeding 500' or 600'.
I hope they would welcome it. A city's skyline is its signature and a building that size would give Birmingham a wow factor. At one time there was 2 building proposed for 20th Street and 2nd Avenue South, one was 42 floors the other I think over 70 floors, but they could not get tenants. This was the guy Mr. Shepherd was his name I think, he built Brookwood Mall shortly afterwards.
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UAB and Childrens' are well underway with their respective projects near the Parkside neighborhood.
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I hope they would welcome it. A city's skyline is its signature and a building that size would give Birmingham a wow factor. At one time there was 2 building proposed for 20th Street and 2nd Avenue South, one was 42 floors the other I think over 70 floors, but they could not get tenants. This was the guy Mr. Shepherd was his name I think, he built Brookwood Mall shortly afterwards.
If we ever get another skyscraper, it will probably not be an office building. I can see someone doing a 30 to 50-story mixed use tower with a combination of hotel and residences. We will see!
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If we ever get another skyscraper, it will probably not be an office building. I can see someone doing a 30 to 50-story mixed use tower with a combination of hotel and residences. We will see!
That is what I was hoping they would have done with that Highland Avenue apartment project. There are quite a few offices on Highland Avenue, Medical, Financial, Law and Consultants.
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This skyscraper discussion belongs in another thread, but legally it will have to be south of the tracks... probably next to or near the Daniel Building.
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UAB and Childrens' are well underway with their respective projects near the Parkside neighborhood.
Here is a look at what Childrens' is planning.
http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/in...to_move_f.html
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Metal rods for the building columns are coming up out of the ground on the College of Arts and Sciences building as well as the 1st installment of the tower crane.

A couple of weeks ago I saw a test drilling crew at the corner of 9th Avenue and 17th Street South site, two small buildings sit on this site now. According to the Master Plan this will be an Academic/Research building. There is all so a proposal for 2 large parking decks on campus, one to be located on 9th Avenue and 18th Street S, and the other over in the arts district possibly around the Alys Stephens and Visual Arts building. Stay tuned.
The tower crane is up and running on the College or Arts and Sciences building site.
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