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Get Ready for Upcoming Your Town Alabama 2024

Get Ready for Upcoming Your Town Alabama 2024

February 22, 2024

Your Town Alabama is a 2 ½-day workshop that provides civic leaders and elected officials of small and rural towns with the tools to strengthen their economy and make community improvements. And while doing so, retain the characteristics that give...

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King’s Canvas Supports Marginalized Artists and Boosts West Montgomery Economy

King’s Canvas Supports Marginalized Artists and Boosts West Montgomery Economy

February 22, 2024

If you find yourself on the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail in West Montgomery, be sure visit King’s Canvas, a nonprofit arts organization at 1413 Oak St. on the west side of Montgomery in Washington Park. Described as a...

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Historic Birmingham Warehouse Now Home for Startups

Historic Birmingham Warehouse Now Home for Startups

February 22, 2024

CCR Architecture & Interiors has created an inviting space to nurture young companies. Space so inviting that the startups might not want to leave once they’re done incubating. The Birmingham-based firm converted a turn-of-the-20th-century masonry warehouse on historic Morris Avenue...

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Design Team Creates Comprehensive Plan for Centreville

Design Team Creates Comprehensive Plan for Centreville

January 15, 2024

Yogi Berra, the major league baseball catcher known for his witty and astute observations, once said, “If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll end up someplace else.” A community also needs to know where it’s going. That’s the purpose...

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A 1961 International-style Building Renovated for Office Space

A 1961 International-style Building Renovated for Office Space

January 15, 2024

Adaptive reuse projects have played a significant role in revitalizing downtown Birmingham.  Just about every type of building you can name has found a new purpose in the Magic City – from warehouses, mid-20th century modern high-rises and car dealerships...

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Papa Dubi’s Restaurant Brings New Orleans to Albertville

Papa Dubi’s Restaurant Brings New Orleans to Albertville

January 15, 2024

In the mood for a taste of New Orleans? While there’s no other place like New Orleans in the world, it’s possible to experience the city’s unrivalled ambiance, culture and cuisine without leaving Alabama. Step inside Papa Dubi’s Cajun-style restaurant...

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Midcentury Modern Motel Converted into Dothan Apartment Complex

Midcentury Modern Motel Converted into Dothan Apartment Complex

October 3, 2023

Turning vacant hotels and motels into apartments is gaining momentum nationwide, with good reason. Neighborhoods are revived, local economies get a boost, and most importantly the inventory of much-needed affordable living space increases. It’s a match made in heaven, so...

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Downtown Prattville to Get a New Outdoor Entertainment and Recreation Venue

Downtown Prattville to Get a New Outdoor Entertainment and Recreation Venue

October 3, 2023

A few years back, the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program issued a report “Turning Around Downtown: Twelve Steps to Revitalization.” Step No. 7 is to create urban entertainment venues, which “gives all sorts of people a reason to come downtown…providing...

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New Video Helps Tell DesignAlabama’s Story

October 3, 2023

The mission of DesignAlabama is to improve a community’s quality of life, but making that happen is easier said than done. It’s a complex process that requires extensive planning and citizen involvement, while bringing together policymakers, planners and design professionals...

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More Flowers for Fairhope with a New Downtown Park on the Way

More Flowers for Fairhope with a New Downtown Park on the Way

August 30, 2023

A New York Times article called Fairhope “a small southern town that’s been holding on to its charm for more than a century.” Fairhope is about to get a bit more charming – if that’s at all possible – with...

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