New UA campus project + more million-dollar-plus building permits approved

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One of this week’s million-dollar-plus building permits is for renovations to Tuomey Hall on the UA campus. (University of Alabama)

This week, 13 building permits were approved for projects statewide exceeding $1 million. Among those multi-million-dollar permits is a renovation project at Oliver-Bernard and Tuomey halls on the University of Alabama campus.

Here’s what we know about these million-dollar-plus building permits:

Renovations on the UA campus

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Renovations to Oliver-Bernard Hall on the UA campus is expected to cost $5 million. (University of Alabama)

One of the new million-dollar-plus building permits issued this week was for a $5 million project on the University of Alabama campus.

The proposed Oliver-Barnard and Tuomey halls renovations and addition project will involve the renovation of 8,022 square feet of existing building space at Oliver-Barnard Hall located at 801 Capstone Drive, and the renovation of 8,022 square feet of existing building space and an entrance addition at Tuomey Hall located at 611 Capstone Drive for the College of Arts and Sciences.

The Project proposes an initial renovation of Oliver-Barnard, home of the College of Arts and Sciences’ Blount Scholars Program, which has experienced significant growth and is currently at its maximum student capacity.

The first floor of Oliver-Barnard will primarily be used for group learning, including classrooms, a kitchen, conference rooms and an outdoor collaboration courtyard. The second floor will be designated as office space and a conference room for instructors. This project is expected to be completed this year.

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Tuomey Hall will get upgraded offices, conference rooms and a large gathering area. (University of Alabama)

The renovation of Tuomey will allow it to continue serving as a location for the Blount Scholars Program and also as an administrative home for any new academic or leadership program or programs developed by and for the College of Arts and Sciences.

The first floor of Tuomey Hall is planned for upgraded offices, conference rooms and a large gathering area, while the second floor will be additional instructor offices and meeting spaces. 

An addition to the existing entrance to the lounge area will be included at the north elevation to provide enhanced ADA access and a distinctive entrance location. The Tuomey Hall renovations should be complete by next spring.

The renovations of both Oliver-Barnard and Tuomey Halls will be respectful of the historical character of the buildings while also modernizing the spaces for their current uses and meeting the needs of the students and the programs.

More on these new million-dollar-plus 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.

DateCityBuilderOwnerof ProjectProjectAddressProjectSubdivisionProjectStateProjectZip CodeSubtype of ProjectSquare FootageAmount
07/20/2023AlbertvilleNative American ConstructionAlbertville Housing Authority1100 Head StreetAL35950$1,000,000
07/20/2023AlbertvilleAviagenAviagen2030 Brashers Chapel RoadAL35950$1,500,000
07/20/2023CullmanEdison & AssociatesRehau Automative LLC2424 Industrial Drive SWAL35056$12,823,614,000
07/20/2023CullmanEdison & AssociatesRehau Automative LLC2424 Industrial Drive SWAL35056$12,823,614,000
07/19/2023DecaturSue Jac IncFriedman Decatur LLC1468 Northpark Dr NWAL35601$1,561,636
07/19/2023DecaturDunlap Contracting IncPhil Waldrep Evnagelic Association2916 Danville Rd SWAL35603$5,078,927
07/19/2023GadsdenBob Smith ConstructionCity of Gadsden1001 George Wallace DriveAL35901$2,500,000
07/20/2023GuntersvilleFite ConstructionLawler Hotels LLC2577 Paddle Wheel DriveAL35976$10,944,026
07/19/2023HuntsvilleChain Store Construction, IncWalmart Business Trust2200 Sparkman Dr NWAL$3,219,538
07/19/2023HuntsvilleFulcrum Construction LLCAmanda Smith2235 National Blvd SWAL$1,616,793
07/19/2023MadisonHighland Wake ConstructionOwner not listed1770 Slaughter RoadAL35758$6,735,000
07/19/2023Madison CountyPersons Service CorpPersons Service Corp14751 US 231 431 N HighwayAL357503,214$1,419,200
07/19/2023TuscaloosaJ T Harrison Construction CoThe University of Alabama611 Capstone DrAL$5,273,000

Past Permits

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An addition to the UAB Science & Engineering complex was one of the permits issued last week. (University of Alabama at Birmingham)

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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