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decided to focus my updates on the north side of town today:

PROTECTIVE STADIUM

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LEGACY ARENA

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CITYWALKBHM / 20-59 LED LIGHTS

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NEW IDEAL BUILDING

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OLD GREYHOUND STATION RENOVATION

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THE 600

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CARVER THEATER

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AG GASTON MOTEL

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MERCANTILE ON MORRIS

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AMERICAN LIFE BUILDING

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MARRIOTT (COMMERCE CENTER)

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BROWN-MARX

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some updates from ~2,000 ft:

LEGACY ARENA:

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PROTECTIVE STADIUM:

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PARKSIDE:

(featuring Foundry Yards, Lumen, The Marshall, and The Palmer... i should've zoomed in more, sorry)

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DOWNTOWN:

(ok, this one's a stretch but if you squint you can see The Metropolitan and Lakeview Green in the distance and AT&T in the foreground)

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actually, i posted it on the previous page back in august.  i hadn't seen the 3 different phases broken down like that, though.

to be honest, i don't think many of us think it will actually happen, but we'll see. 

certainly not in love with that design...

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I am still up here in Nashville routing for you guys. I do like all of the action happening on the north side. It’s been a few years since I was there but that area was is bad need of development and sorely disconnected from everything.

Congrats on what you are getting!!!!

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PROTECTIVE STADIUM

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CITYWALK BHAM

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LEGACY ARENA

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MERCANTILE ON MORRIS

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KELLY HOTEL

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AMERICAN LIFE BUILDING

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FOUNDRY YARDS

(this one appears to be done)

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LUMEN ABOVE THE TRACKS

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THE MARSHALL

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THE PALMER

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20 MIDTOWN

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UAB IT TECHNOLOGY CENTER

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UAB GOLD HALL (DORM)

(this one appears to be done)

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VALLEY HOTEL

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LAKEVIEW GREEN

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DOBBINS GROUP (AVONDALE)

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UAB plans 11-story, $125M project on Southside

The University of Alabama Health System plans to build a new 11-story inpatient rehabilitation facility on its Southside campus.

The $125 million, 350,000-square-foot project would replace the existing Spain Rehabilitation Center. The new building would be located at 1632 and 1700 7th Ave. South. The project would add to a significant surge of construction activity from UAB in recent years – a wave that has included health care, research, academic, athletic and residential projects, among others.

The project, was was previously discussed in 2018, was recently given Stage II approval by the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees.

It will include 155,000 square feet for patient care, 115,000 square feet for support and 80,000 square feet for parking.

The facility will include 78 inpatient rehabilitation beds, therapy gyms, 28 acute care neurology beds, a 200-car parking deck and a shelled inpatient unit for future needs.

According to UAB documents, driving factors for the project include the age of the existing facility, which was built in 1962, as well as the evolution in the nature of inpatient rehabilitation care and the demand for more capacity. 

UAB Spain Rehabilitation Center operates a nationally designated Traumatic Brian Injury and Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems institution and also plays a key role providing access to UAB Hospital patients who require inpatient rehab services. 

Gresham Smith, Williams Blackstock and Ghafari Associates LLC were deemed the most qualified architectural firms for the project, in that order, while Bernhard TME, Sain Engineering Associates, Inc. and Edmonds Engineering, were considered the most qualified commissioning agents for the project. All of these firms are located in Birmingham. 

The Stage II approval will allow university representatives to proceed with selecting an architect and commissioning agent.

The project has a preliminary budget has established the total cost at $125 million. That includes $91.6 million for construction; $20.5 million for moveable equipment and furnishings; $4.2 million for architect and engineer costs; $2.5 million for surveys, testing and inspection; $4.6 million for contingency and $1.6 million for other costs.  

The project, which still requires two additional approvals in future meetings, will be funded by proceeds from the UAB Medicine Finance Authority Bond Fund and Hospital Plant.


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random updates:

VA CLINIC (Crestwood Blvd)

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20 MIDTOWN

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MERCANTILE ON MORRIS

(hard to see, but there is an open-air connection between 1st Ave and Morris Ave)

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LAKEVIEW GREEN

(29th St really has some potential to turn into a pedestrian corridor)

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LUMEN

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AMERICAN LAUNDRY CO. BLDG (New Honky Tonk Bar)

(right across the street from the new Red Mtn Theatre Complex)

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[B][U]AMAZON (CRESTWOOD BLVD)[/U][/B]

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[B][U]UAB SCIENCE & ENGINEERING[/U][/B]

(major demolition of existing Education Building... i'm guessing there must be some lead/asbestos abatement taking place, otherwise they'd just knock the whole thing down, right?)

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[B][U]MERCANTILE ON MORRIS[/U][/B]

(hard to take a picture of, but the alley between 1st ave north and morris ave is finished.  looks pretty col.  it's in the center of the building)

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[U][B]MACARONI LOFTS[/B][/U]

(i keep thinking this one's dead, but they keep putting the fence/sign back up when it gets knocked down by storms haha)

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[B][U]20TH STREET DEVELOPMENT[/U][/B]

(i've completely forgotten what this is... i just happened upon it as i was driving 20th)

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[U][B]20 MIDTOWN[/B][/U]

(interestingly, this one features concrete, wood, AND steel framing...)

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[B][U]THE PALMER[/U][/B]

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[B][U]LUMEN[/U][/B]

(first time i've taken a photo from the north side... much more of a presence than from the south.  curious to see how they treat the alley between it and baker's row)

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https://www.bizjournals.com/birmingham/news/2021/05/21/developer-launches-40m-redevelopment-project.htm


A prominent development team is beginning work on a much-anticipated historic redevelopment after securing financing for the project.

After ditching its original plans to redevelop the Frank Nelson building for office use, Orchestra Partners has decided to switch gears and transform the historic building into a 180-unit apartment community with ground-floor retail.

The local firm closed on a construction loan on May 21, green-lighting construction work to begin on the roughly $40 million project in June. More details about the loan were not immediately available in public records.

Birmingham design-build firm Creature is the architect and contractor. Dubbed “The Frank,” the project is expected to be complete late next year.

“Challenges with securing enough parking for business tenants led us to a new vision for The Frank that we’ve been working on for over a year now,” Hunter Renfroe, Orchestra’s co-founder and principal, said. “We believe this is a much better fit for the building and the neighborhood.”

Citing enrollment growth at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the post-Covid migration to smaller cities, Renfroe is bullish on the city’s reputation as one of the best places to rent in the country.

“To attract new talent and continue to build on Birmingham’s momentum, we plan to position The Frank as a unique community for renters who are looking for an unbeatable urban location bustling with activity and amenities,” he said.

The development will come with a mix of studios, which will be about 400 square feet, and one-bedroom apartments, which will be about 600 square feet, designed for urbanites living a minimalist lifestyle. In addition to efficient and affordable units, The Frank will come with common areas and amenities such as a European-style outdoor courtyard in the heart of the building.

“Like the rooftop, the interior courtyard will be an incredible space where friends will come to meet up on their way out for the evening and where residents come to have their morning coffee and read a book,” Renfroe said. “Fostering community is a core part of every Orchestra project, so I’m excited that the courtyard will provide another gathering spot for locals to enjoy.”

UPS and Trattoria Zaza will remain open during construction. Orchestra Partners is looking for a local restaurateur to partner with in the operations of the courtyard and the retail space at the corner of Second Avenue North and 20th Street, which is available for lease with Retail Specialists serving as retail leasing broker.

Originally approved in 2018, Orchestra Partners first envisioned the project as a “vertical campus” with modern office spaces. The next year, it secured more than $6 million in financing from Ardent Cos. in Atlanta, according to property records. The project was approved for $5 million in Alabama historic tax credits, the highest allocation possible from the state, as well as federal historic tax credits. The National Park Service recently approved Orchestra Partners’ new plan to redevelop the building for residential apartments, as we reported.

McNair Historic Preservation is the lead historic preservation consulting firm for the project.

Birmingham’s third skyscraper, the 10-story Frank Nelson building was designed by William Weston and built in 1903 as the First National Bank Building during the city’s early economic boom years. It was re-named in honor of real estate developer Frank Nelson Jr. in 1939.

Multifamily experts are bullish on the expanding apartment inventory downtown with more than 2,000 units in the works as well as more than 1,300 that may be developed.

“Each of these developments as well as The Frank will help Birmingham’s momentum and make it a popular option for students and professionals looking for a bustling yet smaller city,” said Steve Nunnelley of Berkadia Birmingham.

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these projects look to be completed, so probably my last of them:

[B][U]UAB TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION CENTER[/U][/B]

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[B][U]UAB MCMAHON HALL[/U][/B]

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[B][U]PRINTERS CORNER[/U][/B]

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[B][U]LUMEN ABOVE RAILROAD PARK[/U][/B]

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and some random projects still under construction:

[B][U]THE CITIZEN[/U][/B]

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[B][U]THE MARSHALL[/U][/B]

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[B][U]AMAZON DISTRIBUTION CENTER (FMR CENTURY PLAZA)[/U][/B]

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