The Southtown Redevelopment introduces 459 units of mixed-income housing — 200 of which will be replacement housing set aside for public housing residents. The 850,000 square feet of office and commercial development will be a mixture of bio-science medical research and medical office buildings. The retail component includes a new grocery store, a junior big box retailer, and additional neighborhood retail. Crucial to the plan was crafting a strategy that positioned residents for future employment opportunities at the neighboring institutions of St. Vincent’s Hospital and the expanding University of Alabama-Birmingham. The Southtown Redevelopment Master Plan will serve as a catalyst for the city of Birmingham and will have a direct impact on the city’s emerging central business district.