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Old Posted Jul 10, 2014, 9:00 AM
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Powell Avenue Steam plant; Regions Field; Railroad Park; the Transit Hub; Innovation Depot; the whole park side district and UAB area has me just swooning.
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^1st avenue south from 14th (regions field) to 20th (rotary trail) is becoming a VERY urban/walkable/livable area. hard to believe what it looked like just 5 years ago.
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It was in a news article on the bbj about a month ago. They have already bought the land around the building for the project. They are just finalizing plans. Also whats up with the Jefferson Tower?
david fleming, REV Birmingham president said in May the developers are looking to get started in 6 to 8 weeks which could be august or September

http://www.bizjournals.com/birmingha...tower-rev.html
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Old Posted Jul 11, 2014, 9:09 PM
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Tower crane is being set up at the LIV construction site. So far its just the base. Venue at the ballpark is underway. That highland tower will be the cherry on top though.
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david fleming, REV Birmingham president said in May the developers are looking to get started in 6 to 8 weeks which could be august or September

http://www.bizjournals.com/birmingha...tower-rev.html
Ugh, I'm getting nervous waiting for this thing to get started...
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Tower crane is being set up at the LIV construction site. So far its just the base. Venue at the ballpark is underway. That highland tower will be the cherry on top though.
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Ugh, I'm getting nervous waiting for this thing to get started...
Yeah, the Highland tower (because of its height and status) and the Jefferson (because of its on again off again status) are the ones I am most anxious about as well. I don't want to sound like I am bored or taking the multiple 6 story apartment complexes going on for granted, I just feel like those aren't as risky or make or break for downtown if one or even two of them fall through.
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Yeah, the Highland tower (because of its height and status) and the Jefferson (because of its on again off again status) are the ones I am most anxious about as well. I don't want to sound like I am bored or taking the multiple 6 story apartment complexes going on for granted, I just feel like those aren't as risky or make or break for downtown if one or even two of them fall through.
This morning I walked by the Highland condo site and noticed someone had placed a large mattress in front of the side door complete with what looked like sheets and blanket.
Something needs to happen quickly on this site before it becomes a big camp site.
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Yeah, the Highland tower (because of its height and status) and the Jefferson (because of its on again off again status) are the ones I am most anxious about as well. I don't want to sound like I am bored or taking the multiple 6 story apartment complexes going on for granted, I just feel like those aren't as risky or make or break for downtown if one or even two of them fall through.
Yea, I really feel like these two projects that could decide whether outside (or local) investors consider Birmingham to be a worthwhile investment. If two big projects like these fall through...

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This morning I walked by the Highland condo site and noticed someone had placed a large mattress in front of the side door complete with what looked like sheets and blanket.
Something needs to happen quickly on this site before it becomes a big camp site.
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more good news for parkside. kinda wish this building was being torn down and replaced with something a little denser/taller, but at least based on the renderings, you can't really tell that it was an old bakery/factory...

Former Merita Bakery next to Birmingham Railroad Park to become restaurant, office space



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Birmingham is going to have a well run theme park with the background of the new owner of Alabama adventure. He is already repopulating the gutted dry side with rides and renovating the wooden coaster. The success of Holiday World's business model is good one to have in Birmingham.
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i've been asking about this property for YEARS... not sure why it took so long to get snapped up. great location.

Bristol Development buys Clairmont property in Birmingham for $4.35 million, plans 246 apartments
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Old Posted Jul 16, 2014, 3:26 PM
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more good news for parkside. kinda wish this building was being torn down and replaced with something a little denser/taller, but at least based on the renderings, you can't really tell that it was an old bakery/factory...

Former Merita Bakery next to Birmingham Railroad Park to become restaurant, office space
a little more detail about this project... might even include a bowling alley:

http://www.bizjournals.com/birmingha...mixed-use.html
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Old Posted Jul 16, 2014, 6:30 PM
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well, crap... had wondered why this one was so quiet. hopefully not a sign of things to come.

Developers pull plug on L&N Parkside apartment and retail project near Birmingham Railroad Park
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well, crap... had wondered why this one was so quiet. hopefully not a sign of things to come.

Developers pull plug on L&N Parkside apartment and retail project near Birmingham Railroad Park
Eh, can't say I am surprised - but I didn't want it to happen - especially after I mentioned as much a post ago. This one wasn't the prettiest. And it looks like they were depending on some Government money that didn't come through. I suspect the land will get sold to some one with deeper pockets and go in a completely different direction.
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kinda hope it still becomes multifamily... would be cool to see the outfield of regions field ringed with apartments/condos.

and I agree that was probably the worst of all the designs we've seen thus far. not a huge loss there.

but yeah, that property won't sit idle long...
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small announcement... didn't realize this project was going to have a second phase:

Southside to get 57 new apartments with second phase of University Flats

first phase pic:
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kinda hope it still becomes multifamily... would be cool to see the outfield of regions field ringed with apartments/condos.

and I agree that was probably the worst of all the designs we've seen thus far. not a huge loss there.

but yeah, that property won't sit idle long...
Im glad they canned the project. I mean who in their right mind wants the parking deck facing the field. Thats just stupid. Additionally it was cookie cutter and reminded me of the UAB red brick buildings. Hopefully we can get a 10 story non-rental highrise. something that would stick out.
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Im glad they canned the project. I mean who in their right mind wants the parking deck facing the field. Thats just stupid. Additionally it was cookie cutter and reminded me of the UAB red brick buildings. Hopefully we can get a 10 story non-rental highrise. something that would stick out.
I like the idea of a convention sized hotel, 300 or more rooms and lots of conference rooms. UAB has got lots of doctors, PhDs, Nurses and Techs that are members of all kinds associations, organizations and groups that hold seminars and meetings on a regular basis, that area is primed for that sort of thing. (IMO)
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Just got done looking at Nashville's thread. I have to say im a little jealous.
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