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Old 04-17-2015, 06:03 PM
 
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It seems around the city I keep hearing East BHAM having the Atlanta vibe an trend going.that's from "Downtown to center point" . The western side of the city feels like Chicago . But I think East BHAM primed for more urban growth.
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Old 04-17-2015, 06:52 PM
 
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West of I-65 will improve, imo. Too much proximal development to not have a positive effect. I suspect that the focus of revitalizing the city center will eventually yield residual development in the neighborhoods surrounding downtown. Avondale is a little different circumstance, but unless I'm mistaken, I think some posters on here know of specific revival efforts targeted for Woodlawn and Norwood. Maybe that's wrong, or maybe that's just been a general impression they've picked up on.

Somebody will know -- what's the business either coming to or moving locations in town that announced they will setting up their offices west of I-65? That kind of move is huge for impoverished and blighted areas of the city.
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Old 04-17-2015, 07:17 PM
 
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But the U.S steel layoffs not going to help the Western area . I can see the east side being flooded with diversity as the south side.
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Old 04-17-2015, 07:27 PM
 
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West of I-65 will improve, imo. Too much proximal development to not have a positive effect. I suspect that the focus of revitalizing the city center will eventually yield residual development in the neighborhoods surrounding downtown. Avondale is a little different circumstance, but unless I'm mistaken, I think some posters on here know of specific revival efforts targeted for Woodlawn and Norwood. Maybe that's wrong, or maybe that's just been a general impression they've picked up on.

Somebody will know -- what's the business either coming to or moving locations in town that announced they will setting up their offices west of I-65? That kind of move is huge for impoverished and blighted areas of the city.
There is actually some development going in on the west of I-65. Revelator Coffee, the new coffee company that put their first coffee shop downtown, will locating their corporate headquarters at 730 1st Ave North. That's pretty close to the Platinum Club. They opening two new coffee shops right now. That won't really change anything much on that side of town but it may indicate a trend that people will start spreading out more.

Revelator Coffee to open roastery, headquarters in downtown Birmingham | AL.com

And yes, you're right. There is some targeted development in Woodlawn by REV Birmingham. Usually, whatever they do works for a neighborhood. Let's keep our fingers crossed.
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Old 04-17-2015, 07:45 PM
 
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Thanks for your response . I think the shopping center being planned next to cross Plex will boost some modern vibrancy in that area.
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Old 04-17-2015, 07:48 PM
 
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Even the rapid bus system east to west will help . I think Birmingham will progress as a hub faster than expected.
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Old 04-17-2015, 07:50 PM
 
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Have to hope that the Crossplex is able to spawn a retail and hospitality district around itself to bring some new development to the West. The bart line will help too. I think Titusville and the area immediately west of 65 will start to improve as the rest of downtown does it will just take a lot longer.

We don't really have to worry about the east. It is moving along house by house and soon block by block.
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Old 04-17-2015, 07:56 PM
 
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I appreciate Revelator for 1. moving operations to the 205, and 2. setting up shop in a derelict Smithfield. Hope the public responds well to that location.
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Old 04-17-2015, 07:57 PM
 
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By the time the world games get here the EAST will be like HUGE Homewood with its vibrancy an x10
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