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PARKSIDE ON THE MOVE

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

STABILIZATION WORK COMPLETE

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

WHAT A DIFFERENCE A CENTURY MAKES

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

REVITALIZATION MOVING AHEAD

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