Warehouse Now the Denham Building

January 18, 2021

Downtown Birmingham has a large inventory of older industrial buildings, thanks in large part to benign neglect. Many of these early buildings today are providing an ideal source for mixed-used redevelopment. “The reason there are a lot of old... Read more

Helen Restaurant in Birmingham

October 25, 2020

Converting an older building into a restaurant can make dining out more memorable. According to Food Fanatics magazine, “Nothing makes a first impression like an historic building.” A great example is Helen Restaurant, housed in what was originally the... Read more

Brand Identity for River Region Trails

September 30, 2020

Trails have long been part of America’s landscape and no longer limited to forests, mountains and prairies. Montgomery joins the many municipalities discovering the benefits of having trails close to home. A new project under way in the Capital... Read more

Park(ing) Day in Birmingham

September 30, 2020

“The vast majority of outdoor urban space is dedicated to the private vehicle, while only a fraction of that land is allocated to open space for people.” Among the most innovative ways to turn hardscape into green space originated... Read more

Camp Winnataska Gets New Cabins and Bath House

August 18, 2020

Camp Winnataska – a nonprofit, faith-based summer camp east of Birmingham in St. Clair County – has been providing boys and girls with memorable experiences since 1918. Today’s campers and future generations are sure to enjoy the new cabins... Read more