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Old 01-10-2020, 03:29 PM
 
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Residential Ventures also owns the building across from Carrigan's on Morris Ave. I'll be interested to see what they have planned there, I imagine it will be similar to this project.
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Old 01-13-2020, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Birmingham, AL
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finally some equipment out on this site that's been sitting dormant for well over a year. AND a construction trailer.

https://bhamnow.com/2020/01/13/mixed...ams-southside/

Last edited by TimCity2000; 01-13-2020 at 02:16 PM..
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Old 01-13-2020, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Birmingham, AL
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Definitely looks much better, found the original design:

https://www.bizjournals.com/birmingh...st-avenue.html

Since we will have some condos across the street at Mercantile, I like having 12 apartment units vs 2 condos here as well.
I didn't mind the previous version, but I do like this one better. Looks like they're adding a floor to the building on the left (I like that recent projects have been adding a floor or two to these existing buildings... it started with The Thomas).

This is on the same block as the Wine Loft.


Now if only that stupid pawn shop the next block over could go away...
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Old 01-13-2020, 03:04 PM
 
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I didn't mind the previous version, but I do like this one better. Looks like they're adding a floor to the building on the left (I like that recent projects have been adding a floor or two to these existing buildings... it started with The Thomas).

This is on the same block as the Wine Loft.


Now if only that stupid pawn shop the next block over could go away...
Yeah I agree it is a nice trend to see projects coming back and adding more. Hopefully Midtown 3 actually starts this year too. I like that Lakeview Green is more unique than the block development.

Yeah that pawn shop might be one of the worst buildings in the historic downtown area... It is such an eye sore. Gotta think they sell soon as property has shot up.
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Old 01-13-2020, 03:06 PM
 
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Historic tax credit could pave way for renovation of Building Trades Tower in Five Points:

"A prominent tower in Birmingham’s historic Five Points South neighborhood has been approved for tax credits that could offset the costs of a potential rehabilitation project.

Last month, the National Park Service approved Birmingham Buildings Trades Tower to receive historic preservation tax credits. The agency is part of the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Built in 1969, the building is not old enough to qualify for Alabama historic tax credits under the current program’s requirements, but it is eligible for Opportunity Zone tax incentives.

Located at the corner of Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard and 10th Avenue South, the 12-story building houses 236 housing units for senior citizens. The building was originally built for the Birmingham Buildings Trades Towers Inc., a project that was partly funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The building has faced several challenges over the years, including a 2015 fire that caused the indefinite evacuation of all residents due to asbestos and other code issues. The property is currently under a HUD use restriction for senior affordable housing that expires in a few years."

https://www.bizjournals.com/birmingh..._news_headline

I have heard that the owner / developer has been working with HUD to remove the restriction since they had the fire and feels pretty good about getting a waiver. Think we could see this project rolling as soon as that happens.
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Old 01-13-2020, 04:12 PM
 
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Looks like 20 / 59 will be opened back up on or before the 21st. Hopefully over the next few months we get movement on CityWalk. I think that is going to make a huge impact on the area.

https://twitter.com/_AnnaBeahm/statu...42481716879363
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Old 01-13-2020, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
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Historic tax credit could pave way for renovation of Building Trades Tower in Five Points:

"A prominent tower in Birmingham’s historic Five Points South neighborhood has been approved for tax credits that could offset the costs of a potential rehabilitation project.

Last month, the National Park Service approved Birmingham Buildings Trades Tower to receive historic preservation tax credits. The agency is part of the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Built in 1969, the building is not old enough to qualify for Alabama historic tax credits under the current program’s requirements, but it is eligible for Opportunity Zone tax incentives.

Located at the corner of Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard and 10th Avenue South, the 12-story building houses 236 housing units for senior citizens. The building was originally built for the Birmingham Buildings Trades Towers Inc., a project that was partly funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The building has faced several challenges over the years, including a 2015 fire that caused the indefinite evacuation of all residents due to asbestos and other code issues. The property is currently under a HUD use restriction for senior affordable housing that expires in a few years."

https://www.bizjournals.com/birmingh..._news_headline

I have heard that the owner / developer has been working with HUD to remove the restriction since they had the fire and feels pretty good about getting a waiver. Think we could see this project rolling as soon as that happens.
God, I hope the make some drastic changes to the exterior facade of this building! This building needs an architectural makeover asap!
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Old 01-14-2020, 08:23 AM
 
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God, I hope the make some drastic changes to the exterior facade of this building! This building needs an architectural makeover asap!
Yeah it's an eyesore. Glad to see something happening here (increasing density is great for the city), but this is an instance where I'd be ok with tearing down a building and doing new construction. Like the article said, this building doesn't really qualify as being "historic".
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Old 01-14-2020, 09:32 AM
 
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Yeah it's an eyesore. Glad to see something happening here (increasing density is great for the city), but this is an instance where I'd be ok with tearing down a building and doing new construction. Like the article said, this building doesn't really qualify as being "historic".

If a box can be considered historic.
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Old 01-14-2020, 03:28 PM
 
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The 5th Ave Antiques building has sold to Colliers ahead of a redevelopment. Anyone know what's planned? To me, Colliers involvement would suggest an office renovation.

https://www.bizjournals.com/birmingh...-ahead-of.html

Bonds Brothers supply, Theatre Downtown, and Immanual Church will have to find new locations.
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