Construction begins on final phase of pedestrian alley in Birmingham

Orchestra Partners is building The Aisle.

Equipment at construction site
Construction begins on the final phase of The Aisle in Birmingham’s Parkside district.

Construction has begun on the final phase of The Aisle, Urban Supply’s pedestrian alley in Birmingham.

Orchestra Partners is constructing the area after closing on a construction loan with ServisFirst Bank. The final phase, extending the Rotary Trail and Parkside pedestrian experience from 14th Street to 12th Street, should be complete by the end of 2021.

“Parkside is a major focus for Orchestra Partners, because it’s the heart of our city,” said project manager Phil Amthor. “By creating a pedestrian-friendly, walkable, bikeable Parkside district, we’re connecting our whole city north to south and east to west. Our vision is for this to reach beyond downtown to neighborhoods west of Interstate 65.”

Amthor said the new space will bring weekly markets, shops, bars and restaurants.

“Railroad Park is one of the city’s jewels, and the development of Urban Supply extends the time our community can spend in the whole Parkside District, providing more venues for connection,” he said. “Urban Supply also represents an opportunity for Birmingham’s entrepreneurs with more space for businesses of all shapes and sizes.”

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“Our community can look forward to much more to do in Parkside,” Amthor said. “After enjoying Railroad Park, visiting the Negro Southern League Museum, watching a Birmingham Barons game or having a beer at Good People Brewing Company, we’ll all be able to meander down The Aisle looking in shops, restaurants, bars and shopping at weekly markets.”

Orchestra Partners is a planning and redevelopment advisory firm, established in 2015 by Hunter Renfroe and John Boone.


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