The Citizen is a planned "micro-unit" apartment building at 300 18th Street South in the Parkside District. It was proposed by Creature and won conceptual approval from the Birmingham Design Review Committee in February 2020.
The 70 foot-tall, 6 story building is designed to house 140 units of 350 square feet each, plus 3,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. Off-site parking for tenants is planned. The limited on-site parking area will include electric vehicle charging stations and "Zipcar" spaces for shared vehicles. The building is designed to encourage walking, and to facilitate the use of public and on-demand transportation options, as well as food and package delivery services.
- Van der Bijl, Hanno (February 13, 2020) "Micro-unit student housing project in Parkside gains approval." Birmingham Business Journal