Samford Horizons project among 7 new building permits this week

Building Permits
The priciest of the new building permits issued this week id for the Samford Horizons campus project. (Samford University)

Seven new building permits were issued this week in Alabama for construction projects exceeding $1 million. Most of these permits are for projects in the Birmingham metro, including a $70 million project at Samford University.

Here’s more on these new building permits:

Samford Horizons project

Building Permits
The Samford Horizon campus plan entered Phase 1 in January. (Samford University)

The largest building permit issued this week in Alabama is for the massive capital project at Samford University — the Samford Horizons project — which is a $70 million campus improvement plan.

The plan addresses infrastructure needs for the entire campus, increases energy efficiency, practices campus-wide conservation, and refreshes and renews every facility—all steps in the process of creating a sustainable future for generations of Samford students.

Right before fall commencement, the university announced Phase 1 of the Samford Horizons campus development plan, a phase that includes:

  • A new 513-bed residence hall for first-year students
  • Two smaller residence halls totaling 140 beds for upper-division/Greek students
  • An approximate 600-space addition to the north parking facility

This phase will open in fall of 2025. Robins & Morton is listed as the lead contractor for the project.

More on these new building permits

Thanks to our friends at Southern Exposure Information, we have the list of all of the 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’s more on these new building permits in Alabama this week:

DateCityBuilderOwnerof ProjectProjectAddressProjectSubdivisionProjectStateProjectZip CodeSubtype of ProjectSquare FootageAmount
03/07/2024CullmanPowe General Contracting LLCPepsi205 Olive Street SWAL$1,300,000
03/05/2024HomewoodThe Robins & Morton Group IncSamford University111 Talbird CircleAL$70,000,000
03/05/2024TuscaloosaJ T Harrison Construction Co15183 Marina DrAL4,200$1,189,673
03/05/2024Vestavia HillsBanks Home Building IncJerry Kimbrough7122 Old Overton Club DrAL35242$2,365,000
03/05/2024Vestavia HillsThornton Construction CompanyBrandon Tisdale421 Sunset DrAL35216$1,732,100
03/05/2024Vestavia HillsTwin Construction IncGreg Belcher2409 Vestavia DrAL35216$3,175,700
03/05/2024Vestavia HillsNathan BlackNathan Black1467 Montgomery HighwayAL35216$2,200,000

Past permits in Alabama

Building Permits
One of the new building permits issued last week is at the Auburn Center for Developing Industries. (City of Auburn)

In case you missed any of our past building permit reports, here are some from recent weeks:

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Michael Seale
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