Downtown/Morris Ave

Orchestra Partners is proudly headquartered downtown Birmingham. Inspired by Birmingham’s downtown revitalization, we started Orchestra Partners with a goal of continuing this growth to build a better Birmingham. We believe that any city needs a strong urban core, so our focus is on creating innovative, quality projects that attract residents downtown and to the Morris Avenue area.

In the heart of Downtown Birmingham, Founders Station is Orchestra Partners’ first mixed-use project. Tapping into Birmingham’s love affair with Morris Avenue, we created Founders Station with a goal of connecting one of Birmingham’s most historic locations to First Avenue North and other downtown destinations. To best utilize the 59,000-square-foot redevelopment, we converted a parking lot into a walkable plaza, built 18 affordable residential condominiums for young professionals, and brought two restaurants, two bars, and two small retail businesses downtown. Phase two of this project will include McAdory Taps, open-plan office spaces and new residential condominiums.

Originally constructed in 1903, The Frank-Nelson Building was one of Birmingham’s original skyscrapers. Orchestra Partners acquired the 10-story building and won historic tax credits to redevelop the historic building into 100,000 square feet “vertical campus” of dynamic office space with an upscale restaurant and retail shops on the ground floor. The project will fill the gap in historic, open-floor planned office space, and serve as a home for businesses wanting to stay or relocate downtown.

Orchestra Partners’ next project downtown will be a block east of Founders Station. It will focus on smaller, more affordable residential and retail units, which will continue to activate Morris Avenue as an entertainment corridor. We will replicate the successful Founders Station plaza model connecting First Avenue to Morris Avenue to execute a mixed-use product that will further attract residents to the Morris Avenue area.