Samford Athletic Complex among new high-dollar building permits

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A new athletic complex at Samford University is among the new high-dollar building permits issued in Alabama. (Hoar Construction)

This past week, 11 new building permits were issued in Alabama for construction projects exceeding $1 million. Of those new building permits, five are for projects in North Alabama, while three are in the Birmingham metro area, including a $55 million project at Samford University.

Here’s what we know about these new building permits:

New athletic complex at Samford

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Renovations to Siebert Hall and a new field house are part of this huge project at Samford. (Samford University)

The largest permit on the list for this week is for the new Campus Recreation, Wellness and Athletic Complex at Samford University. The project, headed by Hoar Construction, is the largest capital project on the Samford Campus in the history of the university.

Here are some details on the project:

  • It encompasses four projects totaling 165,000 square feet. 
  • Seibert Hall will be renovated to include two basketball courts, multi-use court, studios for fitness classes, dance studios, multi-purpose workout area and common spaces. 
  • An additional 20,000-square-foot adjacent building will be constructed featuring recreation and event space.
  • Bashinsky Field House will be renovated to house new training and practice spaces.
  • The first floor of Dwight and Lucille Beeson Center has been renovated to serve as the new home for the university’s health center and counseling services. 
  • The Bashinsky and Seibert renovations and Seibert addition are expected to be completed in the fall of 2024.

More on these new building permits

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 statewide:

DateCityBuilderOwnerof ProjectProjectAddressProjectSubdivisionProjectStateProjectZip CodeSubtype of ProjectSquare FootageAmount
08/17/2023AlbertvilleAviagenAviagen1132 Arbor Acres RoadAL35950$1,500,000
08/15/2023BirminghamJohnson kreis Construction Co IncLake Land Holdings LLC3660 Grandview ParkwayAL35243$2,003,589
08/16/2023Ft. PayneJimmy Traylor ConstructionG2 Supply3411 Gault Avenue SAL35967$1,200,000
08/17/2023HomewoodHoar Construction LLCSamford University305 Dawson DriveAL35229$54,453,943
08/17/2023HomewoodPhoenix Builders Group LLCRonald S Bryant1005 Oak Grove RoadAL352093,888$1,000,000
08/16/2023HuntsvilleEdward Rose AssociatesMillennial Development LLC400 Meadow Ridge Vw NEAL$3,696,695
08/16/2023HuntsvilleVincent ConstructionWMG9048 Memorial Parkway SWAL$1,597,604
08/16/2023Madison CountyBreland Homes LLCBreland Homes LLC461 John Henry Way building 1000AL3575717,055$2,328,800
08/15/2023PrattvilleGoodwyn Building CompanyGoodwyn Building Company1209 Jamestown DriveAL360661,800$3,319,199
08/16/2023TuscaloosaJ T Harrison Construction CoCAA Holdings LLC3181 Fosters Ferry RdAL3540115,217$2,803,198
08/16/2023TuscaloosaJ T Harrison Construction CoDCH Regional Medical Center809 University Blvd EAL354010$26,524,666

Past building permits

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The Smucker’s plant in Jefferson County was one of the high-dollar building permits issued recently. (Construction Equipment Guide)

In case you may have missed any of our previous reports on million-dollar-plus building permits issued in Alabama, here are some of our reports from the last several weeks:

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Michael Seale
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