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Old 03-27-2017, 10:24 PM
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Location: Miami
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Um, I think if 15 years from now Southside looked like The Gulch today or Buckhead 15 years ago, everyone here would be talking about it as a huge success story (and rightfully so).
Considering the region where Birmingham is located, I wouldn't be surprised lol; but personally speaking, the Southside isn't the Gulch, nor is it Buckhead, that's not what Southside should be shooting for honestly. What I was referring to was basically just going off of what that other poster said. Southside has some great architecture, great views, the awesome hils, just an overall neighborhood feel. Not to mention Southside has density, diversity, an underrated walkability. The Southside doesn't need the type of people areas like the Gulch or Buckhead attracts if I were to be quite honest.
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Old 03-28-2017, 08:01 AM
 
Location: North of Birmingham, AL
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I guess I'm just surprised after all these years that Southside hasn't become a hotter commodity. I thought it was such a cool place to live back in 1988-1989, and here we are almost 30 years later and it's still pretty much the same. I lived in the Mountainside apartment complex and had an incredible view of the city for less than $300 per month.
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Old 03-28-2017, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Birmingham, AL
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the gulch and buckhead are relatively new areas where highrises have sprung up on what used to be either warehouses (the gulch) or lower density / suburban development (buckhead).


southside / 5 points is already an established, walkable, dense neighborhood... I don't think anyone would want to see gleaming office and condo towers come in and replace that.


I'd rather see that happen somewhere like the western downtown area (currently warehouses, car dealerships and old motels) or around parkside.
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Old 03-28-2017, 04:38 PM
 
Location: North of Birmingham, AL
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Maybe I spoke too soon. I checked out some real estate prices in the Southside area (west of Five Points and south of the UAB campus), and they are actually fairly high.
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Old 03-29-2017, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Birmingham
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the gulch and buckhead are relatively new areas where highrises have sprung up on what used to be either warehouses (the gulch) or lower density / suburban development (buckhead).


southside / 5 points is already an established, walkable, dense neighborhood... I don't think anyone would want to see gleaming office and condo towers come in and replace that.


I'd rather see that happen somewhere like the western downtown area (currently warehouses, car dealerships and old motels) or around parkside.

Well said. No need or desire to have to trade an established neighborhood for something like that. If there is a lawsuit holding up the Vesta because of line of sight issues, I imagine the same thing would happen there even amongst the mostly rental properties.


Honda is investing more into their plant in Lincoln.


http://www.bizjournals.com/birmingha...-with-85m.html
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Old 03-29-2017, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
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As the city center growth and excitement continues to build, this looks like a cool way to move pedestrians around the popular areas downtown.


Birmingham OKs low-speed cabs, Joyride to launch by early May | AL.com
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Old 03-30-2017, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Birmingham
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Usually it is the other way around for our homegrown brands, but not this time...

http://www.bizjournals.com/birmingha...nta-based.html


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The Birmingham-based Revelator Coffee Company is acquiring the Atlanta-based coffee staple Octane Coffee. Revelator opened in Birmingham in 2014. Since then, it's gone on to open a roastery in Birmingham and has expanded across the Southeast with nine more locations in Birmingham, New Orleans, Atlanta, Nashville, Chattanooga, and Charleston.
The acquisition effectively doubles Revelator's footprint.
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Old 04-01-2017, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Birmingham, AL
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Record crowd on hand @ UAB spring game. Can't slay the southside dragons
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Old 04-03-2017, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Birmingham
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Any interesting look at the recent history of the city and downtown's resurgence from the perspective of a principle of a commercial real estate firm. The end of the column has a nice nugget.


'Damn Yankee' pioneer of Birmingham downtown revival shares how city overcame race fears to rebound | AL.com


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On the positive, Lauriello says Birmingham's rep in national business circles has turned a corner. "We're getting looks," he says, referring to companies that previously might have never considered moving here. "There's no product in Atlanta left, so they come here and are amazed."
He wouldn't name any names but said a few companies are "ready" to sign leases and added, "people are giving us a second look on the manufacturing end."
That's why the damn Yankee remains damn excited about the city that once wished he would just go back where he came from.
"In the not-too-distant future, we'll see projects that will blow people away," Lauriello says. "In five or six years, we won't recognize who we are."
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Old 04-03-2017, 12:02 PM
 
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Again people want more urban growth an jobs in birmingham.
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