New contest offers $50,000 to boost Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - A contest meant to help boost the city of Birmingham could net you $50-thousand.

The local charity, Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, has launched "Prize to the Future." All you have to do is suggest an idea for how to develop a city block located next to the Railroad Park.

The specific site is located on 1st Avenue South and Powell Avenue at 18th and 19th Streets. Right now, the location is just a parking lot.

The best idea wins the grand prize.

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