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A real groundbreaking on Southside


Workers dig a trench along 21st Street & Second Ave. South on Wednesday morning as work begins on the CiTYViLLE BLOCK 121 mixed-use development on Birmingham’s Southside. City officials (including Mayor Langford) and the developer gathered later that afternoon for the ceremony. The development is slated to include 255 apartments and more than 21,000 square feet of retail space, both of which will undoubtedly lead to a transformation of that part of the city.

Check out the press release from the mayor’s office sent on Tuesday announcing the groundbreaking ceremony.

Photo: Bob Farley/f8Photo

Walls fall on the Southside

Photo: Travis Bryant/bhamterminal.com

Today demolition crews started tearing down the former homes of Jim Reed Books, Scott’s Koneys, FedEx/Kinko’s and the Birmingham Water Works to allow for construction to begin for the highly anticipated Block 121 development. The project, being developed by Corporate Realty Development and Inland American Communities Group is slated to include retail space and 258 rental units. The last tenant on the block, Express Oil Change, moved to its new location on University Blvd. earlier this year, while Scott’s Koney’s and FedEx/Kinko’s moved nearly a year ago.