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3-story building planned for Birmingham's Peabody Block

Preliminary site approval has been granted for the construction of a three-story building for Birmingham's Peabody Block, at Woodward and Maple. Planned tenants include Lasalle Bank and a health spa, with third-floor office space still available.


[Planning director jenna] Ecker said the three-story building will provide more of an architectural statement over the previous proposal. While she's not thrilled with the idea of a drive-through bank in the heart of a walkable community, she noted the entrance to the drive-through is off Peabody and designed in such a way to make it more pedestrian friendly.

"I think the mix of uses is exactly what we want to see downtown," she said Friday. "That block has always been a target for redevelopment."

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