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Design Review Preview | June 25, 2014

Proposed Five Points Chick-Fil-A now has no drive-thru

CIMG0005UPDATE: Joseph Baker, president of I Believe in Birmingham, has posted a statement on the organization’s Facebook page this evening.

Applause erupted this afternoon during a subcommittee meeting of Birmingham’s Design Review Committee as representatives from Chick-Fil-A informed committee members and others gathered that the proposed Five Points South location would not include a drive-through.

The fast-food chain plans to present a conceptual proposal to the full committee during next Wednesday morning’s regularly scheduled meeting. That proposal will incorporate points and suggestions made by the subcommittee today.

Chick-Fil-A also announced that they planned to use and modify the existing building on the site – a former Ruby Tuesday’s location – as well as incorporate a playground and outdoor seating. Reusing the existing structure would also allow them to move forward with the project quickly.

The number of parking spaces would be reduced from 90 to 74. There was also a question about if there would be a change in operating hours as a result of the prominent location; they said that none was planned.

Photo: Chick-Fil-A presents to Design Review Committee subcommittee. acnatta/Flickr

Under construction…

For those of you visiting the front page today, yes, we’re aware that the front page looks a little… different.

We’re in the process of launching our new site design, so we’ll be making additional changes to the site throughout the weekend. Please bear with us – we should be in good shape come Monday morning.

Stay tuned…

Say it with (or to) Larry via postcard!

The folks at D2L Graphics have unveiled their latest creation, Larry Langford Fill in the Speech Bubble postcards:

Check out their blog to learn more about where you can get some to send out.

Vote for East Lake

Well, you’re actually voting for the design of the new East Lake banners, done by local graphic designer Christian Bizarth in this year’s Cooper Hewitt National Design Awards as a People’s Design Award nominee. The design “is a landscape of the community of East Lake which includes East Lake and Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve in Birmingham, Alabama. The artist has captured the ebb and flow of lake water and then complements it with Ruffner Mountain’s ridge.

The banners currently extend through the community, which was incorporated in 1900 and annexed into the city of Birmingham in 1910, along 1st Avenue North.