City exploring sale of several Birmingham Parking Authority decks

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BBJ) – The city of Birmingham is exploring the potential sale its parking decks that are currently managed by the Birmingham Parking Authority.

It’s a deal that would provide important revenue for the city as it navigates challenges associated with Covid-19 but could also reshape the parking landscape in Birmingham’s city center, where some landlords, tenants and residents have recently expressed frustrations with the status quo, particularly prior to Covid-19.

“The city has gotten an unsolicited proposal to purchase some of the decks, and the initial details are that we are in discussion with this potential buyer to sell as many as six of the properties for a sale price of around $41 million,” Councilor Darrell O’Quinn told the BBJ. The potential buyer has not been disclosed.