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figured these were new/different enough to warrant posting:

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The new bus and train station is coming along nicely. To be finished in late 2016.

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Old Posted Apr 13, 2016, 10:35 PM
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wasn't sure if we'd ever see this one get off the ground...

Developer preparing to start 16-story high rise on Highland Avenue

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wasn't sure if we'd ever see this one get off the ground...

Developer preparing to start 16-story high rise on Highland Avenue

Thank God! I was beginning to wonder if it was EVER going to happen...
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BTW, I've heard that there is a, potentially, large development near Uptown coming up for an area bounded by 12th Ave N/ 11th Ave N and 24th St N/ 26th St N.

By the looks of it, this is by no means a stadium; but it is a potential development near the BJCC/Uptown.
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Hooray for infill and density, but this is pretty uninspiring... not to mention Rocky's and Stillwater will have to relocate! At least they're incorporating some of the original façade and adding a few stories.

Retail Specialists plans $13 million Southside mixed-use project

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Construction fence is up around this, and demolition has started. It looks like they are trying to save the marble or granite building material that is on the building to be reused on the new structure.
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another downtown parking lot bites the dust...
Row5, five-unit townhouse development, coming to Morris Avenue



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another downtown parking lot bites the dust...
Row5, five-unit townhouse development, coming to Morris Avenue



Morris Ave is actually named after my Great Great Great Great Great Grandfathter, so I am so happy that Morris Ave is seeing new residential development. I wish I could afford to live on that street.........

There is a ton of multifamily devlopment going on right now... probably more than a year ago. I drove around the city on Sunday and the construction zones were totally frustrating.

For The Hams out there, it's gonna be a few years before we get an accurate count of residents in downtown.
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Morris Ave is actually named after my Great Great Great Great Great Grandfathter, so I am so happy that Morris Ave is seeing new residential development. I wish I could afford to live on that street.........

There is a ton of multifamily devlopment going on right now... probably more than a year ago. I drove around the city on Sunday and the construction zones were totally frustrating.

For The Hams out there, it's gonna be a few years before we get an accurate count of residents in downtown.
I am anxiously awaiting the start of construction of 20 Midtown phase 2. They said they plan to start sometime in August. It's going to be massive.
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I am anxiously awaiting the start of construction of 20 Midtown phase 2. They said they plan to start sometime in August. It's going to be massive.
Isn't phase 2 the Publix portion, with phase 3 starting later this summer?
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Isn't phase 2 the Publix portion, with phase 3 starting later this summer?
Yes you are correct. But there was an article on AL.com that said the Starbucks site and the Publix site were phase 1. But I guess I should have considered the source.
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Yes you are correct. But there was an article on AL.com that said the Starbucks site and the Publix site were phase 1. But I guess I should have considered the source.
Maybe it's all Phase I... Phase I Part I and II. Who knows... It's all semantics.

The point is Publix is scheduled to open this Fall and worst case will slip into very early next year... and it sounds like the last part of the project will break ground within the next couple of months.
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Isn't phase 2 the Publix portion, with phase 3 starting later this summer?
That's the way I understood it, yeah - but who knows. I thought each corner was a phase. We are still waiting for them to announce the tenants for the retail portion.
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Booker T Washington building is looking SPECTACULAR!! Go take a look, its facade is mesmerizing, especially compared to renderings!
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http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2...ties.html?_r=1

New York Times features downtown Birmingham's Pizitz project.
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New York Times features downtown Birmingham's Pizitz project.
It was one of the about half of the mentioned projects with an actual rendering or photo...


Source: New York Times


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An area of downtown Birmingham that the Agriculture Department designated a food desert will become a foodie’s heaven this fall. An ethnically diverse food hall is opening, along with an unusual start-up incubator program for chefs, all of it inside a redeveloped department store. ...

It has preserved much of Pizitz’s original architecture, even restoring its ornate, terra-cotta facade from the 1920s. The project is costing about $70 million, said David L. Silverstein, a principal at the company. It will have six floors of residential space with 143 multifamily apartments and modern office space on the mezzanine...

...the food hall will recruit up-and-coming chefs who may not have the business background or money to open their own restaurants. They will spend four to six months working in their own kitchens, dedicated 150- to 330-square-foot stalls in the hall.
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I was behind on some project designs at work, so I had to drive into downtown this Saturday to get a few steps ahead in anticipation of Monday.

Below is a list of projects that I've observed over the past few weeks, including today:

- Pizitz is progressing as you would expect. It's an old building that has been vacant for a while. Daily, during weekdays, I see many work-people restoring the facade of the building. This work has been going on for months, so we can all trust that the building will indeed be presented in its original grandeur.

- Thomas Jefferson Tower: I drive by and I see plenty of work, but I see no work on the facade of the tower. I think it is a shame. If they down restore the existing facade, I think it will be a major let down, and we'll still see a dirty tower (albeit with actual residents).

- Federal Reserve: Coming along very quickly and nicely!

- Booker T. Washington: OMG, if you have not at least taken a leisurely stroll or quick drive past this building you have missed out. The east-facing glass facade is mesmerizing. You would never recognize this building.

- Train and Bus Terminals: The bus terminal has taken shape much more quickly than the train station. Both look amazing. They both have very modern architectural appeal.

The train station, oh the train station... it is being built as a true train station in a major city. It is large and is NOTHING like the old, cramped, station that citizens have to deal with in the short term.

IMO, this train station will revolutionize how citizens in Birmingham travel between Atlanta (and points north) and New Orleans.

Along the Crescent line, that stretches from New York to New Orleans, I think you'd have to travel north to Washington before you found a better facility for train travel along the Crescent. This station exemplifies Birmingham's stature, and its relationship to rail traffic... it is HUGE!!!
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Construction fence is up around this, and demolition has started. It looks like they are trying to save the marble or granite building material that is on the building to be reused on the new structure.
Beams have been put in place and they have started on the 2nd floor for The Waites, the new mixed used project on Arrington Blvd and 7th Avenue S.
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wasn't sure if we'd ever see this one get off the ground...

Developer preparing to start 16-story high rise on Highland Avenue

http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/in...art_river_home
This reporter must be new. She doesn't realize this project has been proposed for quite some time.
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