This page will be updated to include relevant materials as reports and other documents generated during the Master Plan preparation process are issued.

The Birmingham Plan Special Studies, Reports, and Project Materials

1st Draft, The Birmingham Plan

Draft October 4, 2019

The first draft of the complete Master Plan, based on progress results of public engagement and ongoing planning and analysis with Birmingham’s elected and appointed boards and commissions.

Master Plan Background Analysis Reports

Drop-In Clinic Materials

The planning team conducted a three-day Master Plan “Drop-In Clinic” from July 7 to July 9, 2019 in downtown Birmingham.  During the all-day clinics, residents, business owners, and other stakeholders dropped by to provide input on the results of the weeklong charrette, to review the Charrette Summary document, and to engage regarding the 2nd survey.  Below is a link to the display boards that were used to facilitate discussion.

Charrette Materials

Urban planning expert Andres Duany and Partner Matthew Lambert of DPZ facilitated public meetings and presented preliminary concepts for The Birmingham Plan during a series of public meetings during the weeklong charrette from May 14 to May 21, 2019.  Links to the public presentations are below.

Charrette Summary
Draft June 25, 2019

The first report outlining draft proposals for inclusion in the Master Plan, summarizing results of the May, 2019 charrette for The Birmingham Plan: A Citywide Master Plan for 2040.

Charrette Opening Presentation
May 14, 2019

Emily Talen Lecture on Neighborhoods
May 16, 2019

Planning Board Meeting During Charrette
May 20, 2019

Charrette Closing Presentation
May 21, 2019 - View Slideshow

The Birmingham Plan Announcements, Articles, and Coverage


Assessment and Analysis Ongoing in the Citywide Master Plan Process Following Last Month's Charrette

June 2019 Edition

While the Citywide Master Plan Charrette concluded in late May, the Master Plan process itself remains at full throttle as the City's renowned consultants, led by noted Planner Andres Duany, analyze and assess input from hundreds and hundreds of Birmingham residents, merchants and stakeholders on what their vision is for the City's next 20 years.

The Charrette itself was a success as Duany and his team from DPZ Co Design discussed and analyzed housing trends, neighborhood development, transportation and a number of other topics during the week long gathering held from May 14-May 21. If you could not be part of the Charrette in May and still want to participate, you still can!

It is expected a second online and hard copy survey will be available for your consideration this month. More information on the new survey can be found at In addition, from July 8th-July 10th, a Citywide Master Plan Drop in Clinic will be held from 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. at 255 S. Old Woodward in downtown Birmingham.

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City Master Plan ideas Presented by Duany

Published May 24, 2019 | Lisa Brody

Urban planning expert Andres Duany presented preliminary concepts for the citywide master plan on Monday, May 20, to the Birmingham Planning Board, and on Tuesday, May 21, at a closing presentation to the charrettes, as part of work being done by DPZ Partners, LLC, on a new master plan for Birmingham, primarily focused on the city's neighborhoods and their integration within the city.

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A weeklong master plan input charrette process will take place at a storefront downtown May 14-21.  Photo by Tiffany Esshaki

A weeklong master plan input charrette process will take place at a storefront downtown May 14-21.

Photo by Tiffany Esshaki

Birmingham Seeks Input on Master Plan for Neighborhoods

Published May 6, 2019

Residents Invited for Input on New Master Plan

Published May 3, 2019

Week-Long Charrette Schedule
May 14-21, 2019

Roundtable Discussions
Focus: Young Families and Professionals

Roundtable Discussions
Focus: Birmingham Neighborhoods