Birmingham's newest loft development is pretty slick... and green.
Take 735 Forest, a new 35,000-square-foot, three-story,
brick-and-steel-panel "green" building in Birmingham's evolving
Triangle District, for instance.
Today, the three-story
structure houses the contemporary, street-level Forest Grill manned by
chef Brian Polcyn; the offices of developers Mosher, Dolan, Cataldo
& Kelly Inc.; Templeton Building Co.; and 10 chic urban lofts,
which range in size from 763 to 1,236 square feet, on the third level.
But it's taken four years of planning, designing, campaigning,
negotiating and redesigning to get the green project off the ground.
designer Ann Heath, a co-owner of the property (near the intersection
of Woodward Avenue and Maple Road) and wife of builder Steve Templeton,
took Homestyle on a tour of the model lofts, including her own, and
explained what makes the building green.
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