New Drake State building among million-dollar-plus construction projects

New Construction Projects At Drake State
The Advanced Manufacturing Center at Drake State was among the new construction projects approved this week. (Fite Construction)

This week, two new building permits were approved in Alabama for construction projects exceeding $1 million. Both of these permits are for projects in North Alabama.

The priciest of the two permits is an $18 million project at Drake State Community and Technical College in Huntsville — a new training center that broke ground earlier in the summer.

The Advanced Manufacturing Center at Drake State

Advanced Manufacturing Center At Drake State
The Advanced Manufacturing Center will serve as a training facility at Drake State. (Fite Construction)

Fite Building Company is the lead contractor for the new Advanced Manufacturing Center at Drake State.

The project includes two 50,000-square-foot buildings consisting of classrooms, welding and machine tool labs, industrial and electronic labs, additive manufacturing and additional academic spaces.

The buildings are single story structures with interior equipment platforms and an integral tornado shelter.

About these new construction projects

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

Here are the new building permits approved for million-dollar-plus projects this week in Alabama:

DateCityBuilderOwnerof ProjectProjectAddressProjectSubdivisionProjectStateProjectZip CodeSubtype of ProjectSquare FootageAmount
09/06/2023HuntsvilleJS Building Company IncThomas Lavelle11515 Gilleland Rd SEAL$1,215,359
09/06/2023HuntsvilleFite ConstructionDrake State Comm College3401 Meridian St NWAL$18,449,399

Past construction projects

Gorrie Hall
Gorrie Hall is the latest addition on UAB’s campus for the School of Engineering. (UAB)

In case you might have missed any of the previous lists of new million-dollar-plus building permits issued in Alabama, here are the permits from the last several weeks:

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Michael Seale
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