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Townhouses downtown!

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A new piece of urban fabric coming to Morris Ave soon

Birmingham, a “New South” industrial city created after the Civil War, never had a history of attached row houses like older cities (Richmond, VA or Charleston, SC come to mind). As part of our development company Metropolitan’s efforts to bring new concepts to the City, we’re proud to announce the development of five for-sale townhouses in the 2100 block of Morris Avenue on the historic southern edge of the CBD (front elevation along Morris Avenue, above). Our development team is working with the talented designers at BILT in Alabama on this concept; the project is called Row 5.

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Goodbye parking lot, hello infill

While we sadly continue to see historic buildings demolished downtown to create more surface parking–creating harmful gaps in the important urban street edge–we’re proud to provide a small counterpoint. Two unsightly, existing surface parking lots (foreground above, looking north with Morris Avenue and CBD beyond) will be replaced with residential infill. The design is simple, crisp and modern and the scale is appropriate to a street where two, three and four story 19th century warehouse buildings predominate. Successful downtowns have diverse living options; now beyond rental apartments, lofts and condos, Row 5 brings a new option to those wanting private gardens, contemporary design, new construction, and an enviable location within easy walking (or Zyp-biking!) distance of Railroad Park, the new Publix supermarket, and other amenities. Check out the website for more images and feel free to contact our broker for more info. We plan delivery summer of 2017…thank you Birmingham for supporting Row 5 and this unique effort!