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It’s no secret that Birmingham is in the midst of one of its biggest building booms in history.

Cranes continue to be a regular site in the city center, with exciting new developments and historic renovations popping up on dozens of blocks.

But the building boom isn’t limited to downtown alone. A significant number of transformative projects are also underway or in the planning stages in Birmingham’s suburban areas – particularly along the US. 280 corridor near the Interstate 459 interchange, which some real estate experts have started to describe as a potential “second city center” for the metro area.

With so many projects underway, it’s hard to keep track of them all. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of 40 game-changing projects you need to know about, their status, their key players and their potential impact on the metro area. You can see all 40 and get the details in the slideshow above.

Some of the projects are huge developments you can’t miss if you’re driving by. Some are under the radar gems that might be small, but could set the tone for a particular neighborhood or trend. Some, as you’ll see, aren’t conventional projects at all.