18 new million-dollar-plus construction permits approved in Alabama, June 14th

The Frank
The Frank Nelson Building in downtown Birmingham. Photo via Matthew Niblett for The Bama Buzz

We’ve got the inside scoop on 18 new million-dollar-plus construction permits awarded to contractors in Alabama last week, including a $40M redevelopment of the historic Frank Nelson Building in downtown Birmingham. Keep reading for information like contractor names, contracts, permits values, project addresses and much more.

1. A $40M Redevelopment of The Frank Nelson Building

  • Project Cost: $40,000,000
  • Project Address: 201 Twentieth Street North, Birmingham
  • Project: Renovation of Floors 2-10, basement and roof
  • Owner of Project: Orchestra Partners
  • Contractor/Builder: Creature

Orchestra Partners recently launched a $40M redevelopment of the historic Frank Nelson Building in downtown Birmingham. Although the prominent Birmingham development firm originally planned to redevelop the building for office space, they recently modified their plan to include eight floors of apartment units.

Dubbed “The Frank”, the historic building will eventually offer:

  • 180 studio and one-bedroom apartments, ranging between 400 and 600 square-feet
  • Common areas & amenities, such as a large indoor courtyard and an expansive rooftop
  • Retail & restaurant space, including UPS, Trattoria Zaza and a future second restaurant
Frank Nelson
The Frank Nelson Building in the early 1900s. Photo via Orchestra Partners

The 10-story Frank Nelson Building is a significant part of the Birmingham skyline—in fact, it’s considered one of Birmingham’s first skyscrapers. Built in 1903, the Frank Nelson Building originally served as the home for the First National Bank of Birmingham.

To complete The Frank, Orchestra Partners is tapping the expertise of several Alabama firms, including:

2. A $15M addition to James Hardie Building Products, Inc.

  • Project Cost: $15,000,000
  • Project Address: 906 South Park Lane, Prattville, AL 36067
  • Project: Remodel Commercial
  • Owner of Project: James Hardie Building Products, Inc.
  • Contractor/Builder: Dunn Building Company LLC

James Hardie Building Products, a leading global producer of external and internal siding for home projects, is planning a massive expansion to their facility in Prattville, Alabama. The current facility was initially opened in Prattville in 2017, on a 103-acre plot of land in Prattville’s South Industrial Park. Now, the company is planning to expand their operations.

The $15M project will consist of a new 173,320 square-foot building at the James Hardie campus in the South Industrial Park. The majority of the new building will be used as a “finish line” for production, while the remaining space will be utilized as a warehouse.

Involved in the project are general contractor Dunn Building Company and architect & engineer Bibb Engineers, Architects and Constructors.

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 
6/8/21BirminghamSmith Construction Group LLC, 731 Orchard Lane, Beavercreek, Ohio, 45434, 937-426-0500GA C Stores Inc, 1617 Finley Boulevard , Birmingham, Alabama, 35204,New Building, Construction of conevience storeNew CommercialCOMM1617 Finley Boulevard, Birmingham, Speedway352042573209
6/8/21BirminghamGolden Construction / Creature Architecture LLC, 2212 First Avenue South, Birmingham, Alabama, 35205, 205-283-2047Wachovia Corporate Real Estate, 101 13th St, Columbus, Georgia, ,New Building, New Construction of 6 story bldgNew CommercialCOMM300 Eighteenth Street South , Birmingham, The Citizen352331A9000000
6/8/21BirminghamGolden Construction / Creature Architecture LLC, 2212 First Avenue South, Birmingham, Alabama, 35205, 205-283-2047Equivest Financial LLC, , , Alabama, ,Renovations, Renovation of floors 2-10 basement and roof extend bldgRemodel CommercialCOMM201 Twentith Street North, Birmingham, Residence of the Frank3520320000000
6/8/21BirminghamThe Robins & Morton Group / Robins & Morton / Parkway Group LLC / Champions Place LLC, 400 Shades Creek Parkway Suite 200, Homewood, Alabama, 35259, 205-870-1000Hrt of Alabama Inc In Care of Altus Group, 1801 First Avenue South, Birmingham, Alabama, 35233,Renovations, Third Floor Lab RenoRemodel CommercialCOMM1801 First Avenue South , Birmingham, Labcorp Midtown Reno3523311200000
6/10/21HomewoodRusso Corp , 1421 Mims Avenue South West, Birmingham, Alabama, 35219, 205-281-6123Samford University, 800 Lakeshore Drive, Homewood, Alabama, 35209, 205-945-1881Remodel, Curb and gutter asphalt pavingRemodelRES800 Lakeshore Drive , Homewood, Parking Lot352091081996
6/8/21HuntsvilleQuadrant Properties / Quadrant Constructors LLC, 925 Sharit Ave Ste 101, Gardendale, Alabama, 35071, 205-631-6757Quadrant Properties / Quadrant Constructors LLC, 925 Sharit Ave Ste 101, Gardendale, Alabama, 35071, 205-631-6757Multi Family Dwelling,ApartmentsRES100 Edison Avenue Northwest unit 1, Huntsville,4858035
6/8/21HuntsvilleQuadrant Properties / Quadrant Constructors LLC, 925 Sharit Ave Ste 101, Gardendale, Alabama, 35071, 205-631-6757Quadrant Properties / Quadrant Constructors LLC, 925 Sharit Ave Ste 101, Gardendale, Alabama, 35071, 205-631-6757Multi Family Dwelling,ApartmentsRES100 Edison Avenue Northwest unit 2, Huntsville,4527334
6/8/21HuntsvilleQuadrant Properties / Quadrant Constructors LLC, 925 Sharit Ave Ste 101, Gardendale, Alabama, 35071, 205-631-6757Quadrant Properties / Quadrant Constructors LLC, 925 Sharit Ave Ste 101, Gardendale, Alabama, 35071, 205-631-6757Multi Family Dwelling,ApartmentsRES100 Edison Avenue Northwest unit 3, Huntsville,4858035
6/8/21HuntsvilleQuadrant Properties / Quadrant Constructors LLC, 925 Sharit Ave Ste 101, Gardendale, Alabama, 35071, 205-631-6757Quadrant Properties / Quadrant Constructors LLC, 925 Sharit Ave Ste 101, Gardendale, Alabama, 35071, 205-631-6757Multi Family Dwelling,ApartmentsRES100 Edison Avenue Northwest unit 4, Huntsville,4527334
6/8/21HuntsvilleQuadrant Properties / Quadrant Constructors LLC, 925 Sharit Ave Ste 101, Gardendale, Alabama, 35071, 205-631-6757Quadrant Properties / Quadrant Constructors LLC, 925 Sharit Ave Ste 101, Gardendale, Alabama, 35071, 205-631-6757Multi Family Dwelling,ApartmentsRES100 Edison Avenue Northwest unit 5, Huntsville,4527334
6/8/21HuntsvilleQuadrant Properties / Quadrant Constructors LLC, 925 Sharit Ave Ste 101, Gardendale, Alabama, 35071, 205-631-6757Quadrant Properties / Quadrant Constructors LLC, 925 Sharit Ave Ste 101, Gardendale, Alabama, 35071, 205-631-6757Multi Family Dwelling,ApartmentsRES100 Edison Avenue Northwest unit 6, Huntsville,3865928
6/8/21HuntsvilleCommercial Construction & Maintenance Inc, 3664 Guyton Road, Hoover, Alabama, 35244, 205-305-7252SHJ Construction, , Huntsville, Alabama, ,New Building, Tidal Wave Car WashNew CommercialCOMM11813 Memorial Parkway Southeast, Huntsville,22934614
6/10/21MadisonPierce & Allred Construction, 1828 Darby Drive, Florence, Alabama, 35630, 931-242-8634Owner Not Listed, , , Alabama, ,New Building, Bldg E & FNew CommercialCOMM135 Westchester Road, ,35758118300025000
6/10/21Mt. BrookTwin Construction Inc, 2907 Central Avenue South 105, Birmingham, Alabama, 35259, 205-802-3920Alan Cease, 209 Nash Circle, Mountain Brook, Alabama, 35213,Single Family Dwelling, New ConstructionCustom HomeRES209 Nash Circle, Mountain Brook,352131550000
6/9/21PrattvilleL & K Contracting Company, 4506 Hartford Highway, Taylor , Alabama, , 334-714-9379Owner Not Listed, , , Alabama, ,New Building,New CommercialCOMM201 Gin Shop Hill Road, ,360671616337
6/9/21PrattvilleDunn Building Company LLC, 3901 Messer Airport Highway, Birmingham, Alabama, 35222, 205-510-0300Owner Not Listed, , , Alabama, ,Addition,Remodel CommercialCOMM906 South Park Lane, ,3606715000000
6/9/21Tallapoosa CountyCH Aquisition dba Classic Homes, 2544 Willow Pont Road, Alex City, Alabama, 35010, 256-675-6011Weintraub, , Tallapoosa County, Alabama, 36853,Single Family Dwelling,Spec HomeRES386 Marbury Way, Alex City,368531255067
6/10/21TuscaloosaHall Taylor Construction, 5126 McFarland Blvd East, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35405, 205-758-8265Hall Taylor Construction, 5126 McFarland Blvd East, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35405, 205-758-8265New Building, equipment rental useNew CommercialCOMM2701 31st Street, Tuscaloosa,1500000

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Nathan Watson
Tennessee native who fell in love with Birmingham during college. Graduated from Birmingham-Southern College in 2019. Passionate about Birmingham and its continued growth.
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