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Old November 7th, 2008, 05:18 AM   #141
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Some good news for Alabama's largest employer.

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Scientists rank UAB fifth-best place to work in United States
Posted by Dave Parks -- Birmingham News November 06, 2008 2:53 PM
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The University of Alabama at Birmingham is ranked No. 5 nationally in the "Best Places to Work in Academia," a survey of life science researchers published in the November issue of The Scientist magazine. The medical center jumped 42 places in the survey this year.


The magazine credited the university's rapid rise in the rankings to its strong interdisciplinary approach to research. It cited UAB's 17 research centers, and state-of-the-art facilities like the Richard C. and Annette N. Shelby Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Building, which opened in 2006.

The rankings are based on an Internet poll of 2,300 scientists from 54 U.S. institutions. The researchers rated institutions on job satisfaction, pay, tenure and research resources.
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Old November 12th, 2008, 01:43 AM   #142
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BLOCK 121

Corporate Realty still plans to develop a $33 million urban apartment and retail complex with 258 apartments, 18,000 sf of retail and a 400 space
parking deck at the 1st Ave S / 20th St and 2nd Ave S / 21st St
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Old November 12th, 2008, 01:47 AM   #143
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No mention of where exactly...

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Holiday Inn to open new hotel in Homewood
Birmingham Business Journal - by Lauren B. Cooper Staff

A 108-room Holiday Inn is set to open later this month in Homewood.

The new hotel, developed by Birminghamís HP Hotels, will feature Holiday Innís new rebranding, which parent InterContinental Hotels Group announced last year.

The hotel will have a high-tech fitness center, large meeting rooms, state-of-the-art technology in guest rooms, an indoor pool and a dining facility, said a news release.

HP Hotels will manage the hotel. It currently manages more than 3,100 rooms in 16 states.
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Old November 12th, 2008, 01:49 AM   #144
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A lot of development is going on in Bham, isnt it.
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Old November 13th, 2008, 01:27 AM   #145
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I guess we have a decent amount... I'd like to see more. I hope the economy doesn't put the brakes on what we have.
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Old November 13th, 2008, 01:32 AM   #146
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THE SUMMIT



Birmingham's upscale open air shopping center currently is planning to add 50,000 square feet of retail space, with two floors of office space above it. Construction is expected to begin this spring, with opening slated for early 2010. No word on potential tenants.

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Bayer seeks tax credits for Pizitz building makeover
Posted by Michael Tomberlin -- Birmingham News November 14, 2008 9:27 AM

A new life for the old Pizitz building downtown could be closer to reality.

David Silverstein, principal with Bayer Properties Inc., which owns the building at 1821 Second Ave. North, said the firm has submitted renovation plans to the U.S. Department of Interior as part of the process to qualify for historic building tax credits.


Should all go according to plan, Silverstein said work could begin in early 2009.

Plans call for converting the 225,000-square-foot building and parking deck into retail space on the ground floor and office space throughout the remainder of the building.

The building is viewed as a key project and is one of downtown's largest vacant buildings. Successful neighboring redevelopments such as the McWane Science Center have given a boost to a Pizitz makeover.ź
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Old November 17th, 2008, 12:27 AM   #148
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A couple of quick fall foliage pics in Birmingham

Colonial Brookwood Village



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Old November 18th, 2008, 01:24 AM   #149
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a couple of updates... The Residence Inn is more impressive than I anticipated.

Hyatt Place


20th Street Residence Inn
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Old November 18th, 2008, 01:28 AM   #150
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COLONIAL BROOKWOOD CENTER

Rumor has it Colonial is planning a 12-15 story tower at the site of the Vincentís Market adjacent to their wildly successful 8 story office building. There have also been rumblings that a high-profile national department store
will be taking the ground level.
I heard this has been put on hold due to the economy ... hopefully not.

This is the existing 8 story structure completed last year.

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Old November 18th, 2008, 01:39 AM   #151
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Here's an image I found on al.com this weekend.



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I went to the Children's Hospital Gala last night and saw the renderings for the new $450 million hospital. It is stunning!
It's about 12 stories with sweeping curves and purple and blue accents. The planned crosswalks to the existing facility and an existing admin building are curved and create and incredible form from the street.

There was also mention of a greenspace that will connect with the Railroad park.

This is really going to transform that part of town.
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Old November 18th, 2008, 02:01 AM   #152
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I found a rendering....

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We still hope to see a start of construction on the 18-20 story hotel/office project by Melaver. Construction Fences and project banners are in place.

www.birminghamfed.com

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Old November 19th, 2008, 03:14 PM   #153
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According to an article on today's al.com:

Langford was approached by Daniel Realty about a mixed-use development to replace University Blvd's Southtown Housing Project and a possible partnership with The Canyon Johnson Urban Fund, a real estate fund connected to basketball legend Earvin "Magic" Johnson. Apparently only Langford and Daniel Realty knew of the plan before Langford ran his mouth and much has to be worked out... with that said... can you imagine the possibilities if Langford and Daniel Corp develop a strong relationship?
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thats a great development, i cant wait to see it finished
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Old November 21st, 2008, 01:08 AM   #155
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Trinity Medical Center

Trinity announced plans that it would be relocating its hospital from Montclair Road in Eastern Birmingham to the existing vacant digital hospital abandoned by Healthsouth on US 280. Originally the hospital had planned on relocating to Irondale but announced the surprise move after working out a deal with Daniel Realty and Birmingham Mayor Langford.

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Five Points South

Five Points South is looking good. Here's a pic of refurbished light posts with new globes and fresh banners. You can't see it... but the streets are recently repaved and the actual concrete intersection has been painted red since this pic was shot last weekend.

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According to an article on today's al.com:

Langford was approached by Daniel Realty about a mixed-use development to replace University Blvd's Southtown Housing Project and a possible partnership with The Canyon Johnson Urban Fund, a real estate fund connected to basketball legend Earvin "Magic" Johnson. Apparently only Langford and Daniel Realty knew of the plan before Langford ran his mouth and much has to be worked out... with that said... can you imagine the possibilities if Langford and Daniel Corp develop a strong relationship?
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Old November 25th, 2008, 01:13 AM   #158
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UNIVERSITY HOUSE BIRMINGHAM

University House



Rumor is the developer of University House is planning an upscale development at the intersection of 1st Avenue South and 14th Strret
to coincide with the construction of Railroad Reservation Park.
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PARK PLACE DOWNTOWN



Park Place Downtown is a 395 unit Hope VI revitalization project that completed an expansion this summer. The development is a drastic improvement over the old Park Place Apartments and has future expansions in the works.


Other Hope VI projects in Birmingham include:
- 306 units at Tuxedo Court in Ensley near the infamous Tuxedo junction
- 300 units at Glenbrook at Oxmoor Valley

Also, The construction of 25 single family homes in Fountain Heights neighborhood near downtown is planned as part of Hope VI.
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PICKWICK PLACE

Pickwick Place in Five Points South is set to get a $1.5 million facelift from its owners, as a palpable shift in energy brings renewed life to the neighborhood.

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