David Baker Architects (DBA) and Locke General Contractors are creating a new collaborative commercial space in a catalyst development area of Birmingham.
The DBA-designed renovation of the 6,600 square-foot historic brick building at 213 25th Street N will be completed fall 2021. The state-of-the-art renovation will house new office spaces for DBA_BHM—DBA’s southeastern studio—headquarters for Locke General Contractors, and June Coffee, a wonderful local specialty coffee shop.
The building is located in the Central City Neighborhood, and the property is zoned M-1, light industrial district. Built in 1951, the building is a contributing structure in the Downtown Historic District and is known as the historic Birmingham Poultry and Egg Co. Building, according to David Schneider of Schneider Historic Preservation. Schneider said interesting buildings like these often get overlooked but add to the story of the area.