Main Street Birmingham
Main Street Birmingham was a non-profit organization which promoted commercial revitalization in several Birmingham neighborhoods. The group was contracted under the city's "Business, Enterprise, & Commercial Opportunities for Neighborhoods" (BEACON) program. Main Street Birmingham worked with the city's Community Development Department and followed the development model of the National Trust for Historic Preservation's "Main Street" program.
Main Street Birmingham's offices were located in the One 55th Place building on 55th Place South in Woodlawn. The first executive director was David Fleming, who left in November 2011 to head Operation New Birmingham. He was succeeded as interim director by Elizabeth Barbaree-Tasker. On November 15, 2012 the organization merged with ONB under the name REV Birmingham.
Main Street Birmingham is currently working with nine target districts for commercial revitalization and community development:
- East Lake
- Lomb Avenue
- North Birmingham
- Parkway East
- Tuscaloosa Avenue
- Singleton, William C. III (December 26, 2007) "Main Street Birmingham studying artists' interest in Woodlawn." The Birmingham News
- Tomberlin, Michael (April 8, 2012) "Operation New Birmingham, Main Street Birmingham to merge." The Birmingham News
- Main Street Birmingham website