12 new million-dollar-plus construction permits approved in Alabama, May 31st

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12 new million-dollar-plus construction permits approved in Alabama, May 31st
Trader Joe’s in MidCity District in Huntsville. Rendering via MidCity District

We’ve got the inside scoop on 12 new million-dollar-plus construction permits awarded to contractors in Alabama last week, including the first Trader Joe’s in Huntsville. Keep reading for information like contractor names, contracts, permits values, project addresses and much more.

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1. Huntsville’s first Trader Joe’s

Trader Joe'S
Trader Joe’s in MidCity District in Huntsville. Rendering via MidCity District
  • Project Cost: $1,414,761
  • Project Address: 1100 MidCity Drive Northwest, Huntsville, AL 35806
  • Project: New Building, fit up
  • Owner of Project: Trader Joe’s
  • Contractor/Builder: Polk & Associates Construction Inc

Big news for Huntsville—the popular grocery store Trader Joe’s will be opening its second Alabama location in The Rocket City! Trader Joe’s is the latest big-name entity joining the roster at the MidCity District development—a massive, mixed-use community full of restaurants, entertainment, living options and much more. The new Trader Joe’s in Huntsville is scheduled to open by the end of 2021.

2. An addition to Mountain Brook Junior High

Mountain Brook City Schools
Rendering via Mountain Brook City Schools
  • Project Cost: $14,381,000
  • Project Address: 205 Overbrook Road, Birmingham, AL 35213
  • Project: New Building, New Construction
  • Owner of Project: Mountain Brook Board of Education
  • Contractor/Builder: Amason & Associates Inc / Northshore Professional Park

An expansion to Mountain Brook Junior High, set to conclude in 2022, has been approved by the state. Work will soon begin on a renovation + 43,000 square-foot expansion of the Mountain Brook Junior High building. The project involves demolishing a one-story portion of the school and replacing it with a new, state-of-the-art three-story building.

Once the project is complete, students at Mountain Brook Junior High will have:

  • A two-story student common area
  • 18 new classrooms
  • A Tornado-safe room
  • An expanded cafeteria
  • Several dedicated athletics locker rooms
  • An updated media center
  • And much more!

Learn More About These Developments (And More)

Thanks to our friends at Southern Exposure Information, we’ve got the list of all new million-dollar-plus construction permits approved in Alabama last week. Each week, they pull together information from building permits to get all the details on these projects. You can get access to all of their construction permits right here.

DATECITYCONTRACTOR/BUILDEROWNER OF PROJECTTYPE OF PROJECTCODERES/ COMMPROJECT ADDRESSZIPLOTCOSTSQ FT 
5/27/21AuburnBrasfield & Gorrie, 6000 Richard E. Hanan Dr, Montgomery, Alabama, 36108, 334-834-4716Owner Not Listed, , , Alabama, ,New Building,New CommercialCOMM1571 W Samford Avenue, ,368304-A17000000
5/27/21AuburnHolland Commercial Inc, 421 Opelika Road #C, Auburn, Alabama, 36830, 334-332-7157Owner Not Listed, , , Alabama, ,New Building,ChurchCOMM936 N Donahue Drive, ,368301741461
5/25/21HuntsvillePolk & Associates Construction Inc, , Huntsville, Alabama, ,Trader Joes, , Birmingham, Alabama, ,New Building, fit upNew CommercialCOMM1100 Mid City Drive Northwest, Huntsville,1414761
5/28/21Jefferson CountyDano Smith / Fernando Andrade Architects, 4121 Commerce Street #1, Dallas , Texas, 75226, 214-824-7040AMR Reit Prestige Industrial LLC, 200 Crescent Court #1820, Dallas, Texas, 75201, 469-941-4402New Building,New CommercialCOMM6700 Jefferson Metropolitan Parkway, McCalla,3511113812605303730
5/27/21MadisonCHS Properties INC, 924 Plantation Blvd, Fairhope, Alabama, 36532, 251-929-0250Owner Not Listed, , , Alabama, ,Multi Family Dwelling,New CommercialCOMM6018 Wall Triana Highway, ,357571868000
5/26/21MontgomeryStephanie Montgomery, 415 Winkler Drive, Alpharetta, Georgia, 30004, 912-506-2561Chick Fil A Inc, 6921 Eastchase Loop, Montgomery, Alabama, 36110,Addition,Accessory StructureCOMM6921 Eastchase Loop, ,361171057398
5/27/21Mt. BrookFrancis Bryant Construction, 2637 Valleydale Road Suite 200, Birmingham, Alabama, 35242, 205-802-7700James Lee, 2920 Cherokee Road, Mountain Brook, Alabama, 35213,Single Family Dwelling, New Residential ConstructionCustom HomeRES2920 Cherokee Road, Mountain Brook,352133800000
5/27/21Mt. BrookAmason & Associates Inc / Northshore Professional Park, 1820 Rice Mine Road suite 100, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35406, 205-345-9626Mountain Brook Board of Education, 3020 Cambridge Road, Mountain Brook, , 35223,New Building, New ConstructionNew CommercialCOMM205 Overbrook Road, Mountain Brook,3521314381000
5/28/21PelhamSmith Construction Group LLC, 731 Orchard Lane, Beavercreek, Ohio, 45434, 937-426-0500Owner Not Listed, , , Alabama, ,New Building, Service Street BldgNew CommercialCOMM3000 Pelham Parkway, Pelham,351243423710
5/28/21PelhamBuilder not listed, , , Alabama, ,Owner Not Listed, , , Alabama, ,New Building, Warehouse bldgNew CommercialCOMM2843 Pelham Parkway , Pelham,351242500000
5/26/21Shelby CountySterling Highlands LLC, 820 Shades Creek Parkway Suite 2300, Birmingham, Alabama, 35243, 205-877-3199Morrow Greystone LLC, 820 Shades Creek Parkway Suite 2300, Birmingham, Alabama, 35243, 205-877-3199Addition, Building 27Accessory StructureCOMM27000 Crestline Road, ,350071990000
5/26/21Shelby CountySterling Highlands LLC, 820 Shades Creek Parkway Suite 2300, Birmingham, Alabama, 35243, 205-877-3199Morrow Greystone LLC, 820 Shades Creek Parkway Suite 2300, Birmingham, Alabama, 35243, 205-877-3199Addition, Building 28Accessory StructureCOMM28000 Crestline Road, ,350071915000

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