• Programs

    We always strive for the best.

    Urban Impact, Inc.

    Urban Impact is the economic development engine for the Historic 4th Avenue Business District and the greater Civil Rights District, a nationally renowned destination district in the City of Birmingham. Tourist and visitors to various parts of the district exceed 140,000 annually, this prime development area is home to the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame/Carver Theater, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham Foot Soldiers, Eddie Kendricks Memorial Park. Kelly Ingram Park and the historic Sixteenth Street Baptist Church. The team at Urban Impact provides services to private-sector clients who are considering to either locate or expand their business in the Civil Rights District of Birmingham

  • New Business Development and Business Attraction

    Our New Business Development and Business Attraction program is designed nurture new opportunities, facilitate commercial site readiness, recruit developers and retailers, and market initiatives. Our team and partners provide critical leadership in design review requirements, permitting and other development requirements. The team focuses on those activities that will link clients to investments and other resources to attract and spur development throughout the district.


    Welcome to our newest business!

    The Exclusive Clothing Boutique

    1721 4th Avenue North, Suite 100, 35203


    Please come by and check them out!

  • Available Buildings and Properties

    The district has multiple properties and buildings available to help serve you and your project.

    The Famous Theater/Office

    1721 4th Ave. N 35203


    Commercial/Mixed Use Development Opportunity

    1601 4th Ave. N. 35203

    This property space is 200 x 180 and is available for ground lease development. Please contact Urban Impact 205-328-1850.

    A.G. Gaston Building/Multiple Offices

    1527 5th Ave. N. 35203

    Jazzi's On 3rd

    1725 3rd Avenue North 35203

    It is now available for your events. Please contact Patrice Blankenship for details and rental 205-243-4761.

  • Business Services

    Creating opportunity for business development and growth in the district is a major focus for Urban Impact. We are here to assist the merchants of the Fourth Avenue Merchants Association as well as you and your business by helping you find the information and services you need to locate your business here, grow your business or keep your business thriving. We are leading the way to retain, create and develop strong entrepreneurs and businesses for future expansion and job creation. Our services include access to individual counseling, workshops, financial product reviews and information exchange.