David Baker Architects, an AIA Birmingham Member, will be presenting their work in Ensley with Zimmerman Properties. They have significant plans to transform the former Ensley High School in to a new development of 244 apartments scaled to complement the neighborhood. The development also includes a grocery store in the old gymnasium, a clubhouse, and other amenities designed to serve the community. It will also house 15,000 square feet of commercial space.
The will also discuss their partnership with Star-C, an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization that works to reduce transiency through collaboration with landlords. They aim to keep rents within reach of those who live in “affordable and workforce housing communities. Star-C will provide “wraparound” services such as educational, wellness, and gardening programs for folks in the Ensley area.
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