Birmingham Civil Rights District - Master Plan
What do you consider to be the top two strengths of the Civil Rights District, Historic 4th Avenue Business District and the new Civil Rights National Monument (Select up to 2)
World-wide historic and cultural significance to the Civil Rights Movement
Increased heritage tourism and visitors due to the new Civil Rights National Monument
Multiple sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places
Number of greenspaces (parks)
Proximity to popular and growing commercial districts
Large number of legacy businesses
High number of readily developable property
Do you perceive any of the following items that, if unaddressed, will have a negative impact on the district's growth and vitality? (select all that apply)
Historical significance could be lost if new investors do not share the stakeholder's vision
Changing local, state and national political climate
High number of blighted properties
Lack of variety in food choices and sit down restuarants
Poor curb appeal and aesthetics (landscaping, uniform signage and wayfinding)
Vagrancy, panhandling, and transient population
Limited access to funding and other resources for existing minority small businesses
Poor city infrastructure (dilapidated street, lighting and park maintenance)
Real and/or perceived safety and crime concerns
Are there any opportunities on the horizon that you see the City of Birmingham taking advantage of?
What do you believe best helps to retain and expand existing businesses in the Historic 4th Avenue Business District, Civil Rights and Civil Rights National Monument Districts?
New financial resources and incentives for small/micro minority businesses
Increased City of Birmingham investment in district infrastructure
Flexible city regulations and more fluid business license process
Urban Impact Inc. needs more funding to provide merchants with better business assistance resources
Consider blocking portions of 4th and 5th Avenue to encourage more walkability
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