Nearen Construction


Row 5 Featured by Birmingham Startup

As Birmingham continues to grow at a rapid and exciting rate, our team has been busy working to execute good work in a timely manner in the downtown space. While working in urban areas often presents challenges from a logistical and scheduling standpoint, each downtown project allows us to become more strategic about the way we approach our craft (and allows us to have a little fun with our projects, too).

Our latest downtown endeavor, Row 5, involves building an innovative and modern townhouse development on Morris Avenue, a historic, charming cobblestone street creating an architectural dichotomy between old and new. For those that live, work, and play in and around Birmingham (and the South in general) the history of this street is no secret. I will save the details for BhamWiki, but Morris Avenue and the masonry warehouses along this road played a huge role in the industrial movement in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Due to its proximity to the railroad, Morris Avenue served as Birmingham’s main food distribution center until the 1950s, and continued as an entertainment district late into the 20th century. Once very active, today’s Morris Avenue is a bit of a different feel— a great place for an uninterrupted walk and a coveted location for photographers due to the backdrop of the old buildings, a red railcar, and of course, the cobblestone street.

For this townhouse project, Nearen is working with local developers, Metropolitan, and a local design team, BILT, to make the new addition to Morris Avenue come to life. To capture our story of the Row 5 townhouse development, Nearen has partnered with the Construction Channel to bring some focus to the area and this project. Birmingham based, this digital network focuses on construction industry news, markets and materials, people and stories, and entertaining content for the world of builders. Founder Aaron Wright playfully had this to offer: “The Construction Channel is the coolest thing to happen since the jobsite radio and fax machine!”

Learn more about The Construction Channel by visiting their website and YouTube channel.

Stay tuned for updates on Row 5’s progress!

(Row 5 renderings by BILT.)

share on