In the heart of Birmingham’s Theater District, the Jefferson Home Furniture property is for sale (previously Joiner and Cain Furniture). Above is a photo from the 1940’s showing the larger concrete frame building in the center on Second Avenue North between 17th and 18th Streets; the smaller wood frame building to the far right is also included. Directly to the west is the Phoenix Building, a popular 74-loft development (the old Jefferson Theatre in the photo was demolished soon after this picture was taken and replaced with the expanded Phoenix Building). Within a half block are the Pizitz and Thomas Jefferson Tower mixed-use projects currently under construction. A Zyp bike station is directly across Second Avenue; Railroad Park and the booming Parkside District are 3 blocks south. The Alabama, Lyric, and Carver Theatres are all within a couple minutes’ walk.
Both Federal and State historic tax credits have been substantially approved for converting this property. Please contact Southpace Properties here for more info on this opportunity!
I want that.
The Birmingham Police Headquarters across Second Avenue, which assures 24-hour police presence in the neighborhood, is also an asset.
It looks like the proposed site plans include a complete or partial tear down of the smaller building for parking. Is that correct? If possible, I’d like to see more of the proposed design…
The proposal illustrated in the Southpace flyer indeed shows the smaller building replaced with parking. The rest of the design is also shown with floor plans of every floor. Please contact Southpace for more information! Thanks.
Does the plan call for tearing down building 2 or just turning the ground floor into parking?
The proposal illustrated on the Southpace flyer shows the smaller building replaced with parking; some additional garage parking is also produced on the ground level of the main building. Thanks.
Thanks Jeremy for the update! While I am always happy to see abandoned buildings rehabilitated, I think it is very sad that the plan calls for demolishing the smaller building for nothing but surface parking. I realize this is not the same property, but the block across the street is almost 80% surface parking. Birmingham cannot have genuine urbanism when half the city is parking. That’s just suburbia with an urban aesthetic.