Tom Leader Returns to Parkside

Orchestra Partners and landscape architect Tom Leader are developing a new master plan for the Parkside District that is geared to enhance walkability between commercial and residential communities anchored by the redevelopment of the former coal burning steam plant and other nearby World War II-era warehouse properties. by Hanno van der Bijl Read More at [...]

By |2019-11-14T22:27:17-06:00November 7th, 2019|Construction & Development, Parkside, Press|0 Comments

Plan For Connection Announced

Orchestra Partners has joined forces with nationally renowned landscape architect Tom Leader to design a Parkside master plan to enhance walkability and connect the Parkside District to surrounding neighborhoods. This project includes historic preservation and mixed-use redevelopment plans for Powell Avenue Steam Plant and several historic warehouse buildings west of Railroad Park surrounding Good [...]

By |2019-11-07T14:57:44-06:00November 7th, 2019|Construction & Development, Parkside, Press|0 Comments


Within a few blocks of Powell Avenue Steam plant, there are new hotels, restaurants, residences and offices rising, with more projects on the horizon. Here are some highlights: Denham Building – The historic warehouse complex, close to Interstate 65, is being restored into a mixed-use development with offices, residences and retail. Bakers Row – [...]

By |2019-11-07T02:06:49-06:00November 7th, 2019|Construction & Development, Parkside|0 Comments


Preliminary work to stabilize and protect the historic Powell Avenue Steam Plant has been a careful, meticulous and deliberate process, and it is now complete. The complicated process began about four years ago, after the plant was officially decommissioned. Among the tasks: carefully removing and preserving historic equipment, reroofing the structure, stabilizing and protecting [...]

By |2019-11-07T02:07:08-06:00November 7th, 2019|Construction & Development|0 Comments


Winter Storm Benji, a couple weeks back, draped Birmingham in a surprising blanket of pre-Christmas snow. For a lot of folks in north-central Alabama, it meant a very rare snow day, and a chance to play – briefly – in a winter wonderland. In the surrounding Parkside neighborhood, downtown Birmingham loft-dwellers made a beeline [...]

By |2019-11-07T02:07:19-06:00November 7th, 2019|History, Parkside|0 Comments


As work continues to restore and re-imagine the historic Powell Avenue Steam plant, the surrounding Parkside neighborhood and much of downtown Birmingham continues to experience growth and revitalization – much of it revolving around the redevelopment of historic structures. Here are a few of the most recent restoration highlights: The Lyric Theatre, built in [...]

By |2019-11-07T02:07:28-06:00November 7th, 2019|Construction & Development|0 Comments
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