On Jan. 17, 2017, the Housing Authority of the Birmingham District (HABD) approved Southside Development Co. as its partner on the redevelopment of the Southtown public housing property. Our Michael Reilly, leasing and brokerage associate, was quoted in a recent article by the Birmingham Business Journal stating, “This redevelopment effort is definitely a positive initiative for the city of Birmingham. Southtown is one of the top, if not the best, redevelopment opportunities in Jefferson County.” Michael also said that the project’s success should help create more growth and access between the Southside, Lakeview, Forest Park and downtown submarkets. According to the BBJ, the Southtown redevelopment project is a part of a broader plan by HABD to redevelop its public housing properties and create more avenues for its residents to eventually move out of public housing. Read article.