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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Development Review: November 2014

Commercial Building Permits over $100,000 within Huntsville city limits:
7090 Governors West NW: Construction of a retail building for Cabela’s Inc. Contractor: CDI Contractors. $12.94 Million

130 Vintage Dr. NE: Alterations to an industrial building for Qualitest Pharmaceuticals. Contractor: Oneal Constructors. $5.06 Million

201 Quality Cir. NW: Construction of a building for Mushashi, LLC. Contractor: Timing, LLC. $1.2 Million

3110 Mountain Cove Cir. SE: Footing, foundation and shell of a shopping center for EHDS Properties. Contractor: Don Spurlin Construction. $1.1 Million

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Development Review: October 2014

Commercial Building Permits over $100,000 within Huntsville city limits:
11000 North Turnmeyer Dr. SE: Addition to an assisted living facility for Redstone Village. Contractor: Fite Building. $3.52 Million

918 Bob Wallace Ave. SW: Construction of a retail building for Max Grelier/RCP Merchants Walk LLC. Contractor: Stewart Perry Company. $2.74 Million

2501 Memorial Pky. SW: Foundation and shell of a grocery store for RCP Merchants Walk LLC/Whole Foods Market. Contractor: Stewart Perry Company. $2.42 Million

920 Bob Wallace Ave. SW: Foundation and shell of a retail building for RCP Merchants Walk LLC. Contractor: Stewart Perry Company. $1.56 Million

30694 US 72 West NW: Construction of a retail building for Mazen Nuwayhid/Sure Save Pharmacy. Contractor: Consolidated Construction Company. $1.53 Million

101 Sivley Rd. SW: Alterations to a building for Huntsville Hospital (PACU expansion). Contractor: James Hill Acoustical. $1.1 Million

930 Bob Wallace Ave. SW: Foundation and shell of a retail building for RCP Merchants Walk LLC. Contractor: Stewart Perry Company. $1.02 Million

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Development Review: September 2014

Commercial Building Permits over $100,000 within Huntsville city limits:
1 Cottonvalley Dr. NW: Alterations to an industrial building (engine block machining plant, etc.) for Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama. Contractor: Duncan Machinery Movers. $6.2 Million

1003 Orchard St. NW: Construction of an industrial building for David Sosa/Acanthus Industrial Properties. Contractor: BL Harbert International. $2.6 Million

7504 US 72 West, Unit C: Construction of a retail store for George Tomlin/GBT/Hobby Lobby. Contractor: KTM Builders. $2 Million

1816 Remington Cir. SW: Footing, foundation and shell of small arms ranges for Remington Arms. Contractor: Burns & McDonnell Engineering. $1.5 Million

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Development Review: August 2014

Commercial Building Permits over $100,000 within Huntsville city limits:
248 Dunlop Blvd. SW: Alterations to an industrial building for Science and Engineering Services (SES). Contractor: Simco Construction. $5.4 Million

7200 Redstone Gateway SW: Construction of an office building for Corporate Office Properties Trust (COPT)/DRS Technologies. Contractor: Robins and Morton. $5.2 Million

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Development Review: July 2014

Commercial Building Permits over $100,000 within Huntsville city limits:

150 Vintage Dr. NE: Alterations to an industrial building for Qualitest Pharmaceuticals. Contractor: Oneal Constructors. $2.8 Million

7504 US 72 West NW, Unit B: Construction of a retail building for GBT Realty/Sprouts Farmers Market. Contractor: Fulcrum Construction. $2.1 Million

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Development Review: June 2014

Permits for projects over $100,000 and within Huntsville city limits:
150 Vintage Dr. NW: Construction of a testing lab for Michael Williams/Qualitest Pharmacuticals. Contractor: Oneal Construction. $1.17 Million

2801 Memorial Pky. SW: Alterations to a retail space for CBL Properties/Forever 21. Contractor: Warwick Construction. $1.15 Million

6941 US 72 West NW: Construction of a clubhouse for Capital Park Apartments, LLC. Contractor: Hathaway Construction. $750,000

6972 University Dr. NW: Foundation and shell of an (Audi) auto dealership for Hiley Cars Huntsville. Contractor: Lee Builders. $600,000

1 Cottonvalley Dr. NW: Alterations to an industrial building for Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama. Contractor: Duncan Machinery Movers. $540,000

6941 US 72 West NW, Unit 1700: Construction of a fitness center for Capital Park Apartments, LLC. Contractor: Hathaway Construction. $500,000

384 Caldwell Ln. SE: Construction of a clubhouse for Louis Breland/Breland Homes. Contractor: Breland Homes. $425,000

3111 Memorial Pky. NW: Repairs to a car wash for David Monk. Contractor: HardCo. $380,000
330 The Bridge St. NW, Unit 108: Alterations to a retail space for Bayer Properties/Kate Spade. Contractor: Atrium Industries. $300,000

2000 Andrew Jackson Way NE: A new building for Legacy Homes. Contractor: WH Smith Jr. Company. $250,000

310 The Bridge St. NW: Alterations to an office building for COPT/General Atomics. Contractor: Stutts Corporation. $226,000

720 Gallatin St. SW: Alterations to an office building (shell upgrade) for Twickenham Place Partners. Contractor: Robins and Morton. $225,000

1611 Pulaski Pike NW: Addition to a building for SG Management, LLC. Contractor: Red Clay. $200,000

975 Airport Rd. SW Unit J1: Alterations to a retail space for Seriously Southern, LLC (Chicken Salad Chick). Contractor: Jeff Copeland Builders. $180,000

1205 Memorial Pky. NW: Alterations to a building for Costco (new cooler/refrigeration cases). Contractor: Boatright Company. $174,000

1102 Gleneagles Dr. SW: Alterations to a medical clinic for David Uptagrafft. Contractor: Lee Builders. $168,000

415 Church St. NW: Interior alterations to an office building for Dr. John Wisda. Contractor: TRS Construction. $154,000

1 Clubhouse Ave. SW: Alterations to a building for ACTS Retirement Life (Magnolia Village). Contractor: Joe Still Building. $150,000

6941 US 72 West NW, Unit 1400: Construction of a car wash for Capital Park Apartments, LLC. Contractor: Hathaway Construction. $100,000

6941 US 72 West NW, Unit 1500: Construction of a mail kiosk for Capital Park Apartments, LLC. Contractor: Hathaway Construction. $100,000

Residential Permits (new construction) in Huntsville city limits:
In June, 329 housing units were permitted (68 single- and 261 multi-family). The top tract for building permits last month was 14.01 (Creekwood Park), where 233 units were permitted, all multi-family units with the Capital Park project on the south side of 72 West. This is a 242.7% increase over June 2013, when 96 housing units (all single-family) were permitted.

Residential Certificates of Occupancy (new construction) in Huntsville city limits:
254 housing units were granted certificates of occupancy (CO’s), 49 single- and 205 multi-family units. The top tract for CO’s in the month of May was 31 (Downtown) where 185 housing units were added, all multi-family units with the Artisan Twickenham Square project near Huntsville Hospital. This is a 3.3% increase over May 2013, when 246 housing units (96 single- and 150 multi-family) were granted CO’s.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Development Review: May 2014

Permits for projects over $100,000 and within Huntsville city limits:
461 The Bridge St. NW: A retail building for IMI Huntsville. This is part of the expansion of Bridge Street. Contractor: Hoar Construction. $8.5 Million

5029 Oakwood Rd. NW, Unit A: A new building for Oakwood University. Contractor: Pearce Construction. $2.5 Million

4710 University Dr. NW, Unit 10: Alterations to a building for Shakala, LLC/Boom Shakalaka (indoor trampoline facility). Contractor: Consolidated Construction. $525,000

355 Quality Cir. NW: Alterations to an office building for Graham and Company. Contractor: Carl Lowe Construction. $450,000

6200 Stringfield Rd. NW: Alterations to a building for Wiregrass Construction. Contractor: Red Clay. $436,000

216 West Side Square SW: Alterations to a building for Big Spring Partners/Broadway Group. Contractor: Broadway Construction. $400,000

4120 Triana Blvd. SW: A new building for Broadway Group/Dollar General. Contractor: Broadway Construction. $375,000

7900 Bailey Cove Rd. SE, Suite 10: Alterations to a retail space for YF Huntsville, LLC (Health Club). Contractor: West Central Design Build. $345,000

930 Old Monrovia Rd. NW, Unit 9: Alterations to a retail space for Mulenga Chileshe, d/b/a Ross Medical Educational Center. Contractor: Garber Construction. $307,000

4298 University Dr. NW: Alterations to a building for Speedy Cash. Contractor: S&H Construction. $275,000

310 The Bridge St. NW: Alterations to office space for Dustin Scaplo. Contractor: Dyson Construction. $200,000

2722 Carl T. Jones Dr. SW: Alterations to a building for Cole Real Estate Investments. Contractor: McQuinn & Eastep Construction. $180,000

9805 Kellner Rd. SW: Alterations to an office building for SAIC. Contractor: Hitt Contracting. $180,000

2801 Memorial Pky. SW: Alterations to a restaurant for Carrabba’s. Contractor: Garrard Construction. $175,000

2801 Memorial Pky. SW, Unit 105: Alterations to a retail space for Destination Maternity. Contractor: Englewood Construction. $156,000

150 Vintage Dr. NE: Addition to an industrial building for Qualitest Pharmaceuticals. Contractor: Joe Still Building. $150,000

6886 Governors West NW, Suite 112: Alterations to a building for Larry Hoffmeister/Dickey’s Barbecue Pit. Contractor: JAMBR General Contractors. $150,000

445 The Bridge St. NW: Rack storage for Belk. Contractor: Moon Construction. $147,000

4240 Balmoral Dr. SW: Repairs to an office building for Gray, Johnson & Hayes LLC. Contractor: Reeves Custom Homes. $120,000

7105 Bailey Creek Cir. SE, Unit C: Alterations to a medical office building for Winton Properties. Contractor: Lee Builders. $100,000

Residential Permits (new construction) in Huntsville city limits:
In May, 88 housing units were permitted, all single-family. The top tract for building permits last month was 109.01 (Hampton Cove), where 27 units were permitted. This is a 3.3% decrease over May 2013, when 91 housing units (all single-family) were permitted.

Residential Certificates of Occupancy (new construction) in Huntsville city limits:
149 housing units were granted certificates of occupancy (CO’s), 65 single- and 84 multi-family units. The top tract for CO’s in the month of May was 112 (the Martin-Zierdt area) where 43 housing units were added (19 single- and 24 multi-family). This is a 17.3% increase over May 2013, when 127 housing units (80 single- and 47 multi-family) were granted CO’s.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Development Review- April 2014

Non-residential Permits for projects over $100,000 and within Huntsville city limits:

720 Gallatin St. SW: Partial finish-out of an office building (3rd Floor) for Twickenham Place Partners LLC/Huntsville Hospital. Contractor: Robins and Morton. $5.65 Million

4226 Oakwood Ave. NW: A new building for Walmart. This will be the first Neighborhood Market store in Huntsville. Contractor: McWhorter and Company. $4.3 Million

1 Hospital Dr. SW: Expansion of an emergency room for Crestwood Medical Center. Contractor: JE Dunn Construction. $4 Million

120 West Park Loop NW: A new office building for George Hill, et al, d/b/a Custom Developers II, LLC. Contractor: Fite Building. $2.5 Million

2455 Old Big Cove Rd. SE: A new fire station for the City of Huntsville. Contractor: Tolar Construction. $1.8 Million

720 Gallatin St. SW: Partial build-out of an office building (5th Floor) for Rheumatology Associates of Alabama. Contractor: Robins and Morton. $1.7 Million

3502 Memorial Pky.  SW: A new building for Osborne’s Jewelers. Contractor: Fite Building Co. $1.1 Million

6215 Old Madison Pk. NW: Alterations to an industrial building for Buffalo Rock. Contractor: DL Acton Construction. $1.1 Million

2715 University Dr. NW: A new building for Boos Development/Family Dollar. Contractor: Bradford Building. $784,000

7064 US 72 West: A new building for Popeye’s. Contractor: Kirby Cordell. $690,000

3613 Memorial Pky. SW: Finish-out of a new building for Terrame Salon. Contractor: Lee Builders. $650,000

301 James Record Rd. SW: Finish-out of an industrial building for Triad Properties. Contractor: Joe Still Building. $530,000

2722 Carl T. Jones Dr. SE: Finish-out of a retail building for Kirkland’s. Contractor: Caliber 1 Construction. $450,000

5790 University Dr. NW: Alterations to a Subaru car dealership for Landers McClarty Auto Group. Contractor: Fite Building. $418,000

3800 University Dr. NW: Alterations to an auto dealership for Century Porsche of Huntsville.  Contractor: Bestline Builders. $350,000

806 Governors Dr. SW: Renovations to a building for Quest Diagnostics. Contractor: Carl Lowe Construction. $231,000

3056 Leeman Ferry Rd. SW: Addition to a building for Dwight Jennings. Contractor: Premier Structures. $175,000

3601 Kenwood Dr. NW: Renovations to a community center for the City of Huntsville. Contractor: Dunn Building. $138,000

1919 Jordan Ln. NW: Alterations to a building for TitleMax. Contractor: James Presto. $108,000

Residential Permits (new construction) in Huntsville city limits:
In April, 92 housing units were permitted, 60 single- and 32 multi-family units. The top tract for building permits last month was 112 (Martin-Zierdt), where 62 units were permitted, 30 single-family and 32 multi-family units. This is a 75.8% decrease over April 2013, when 381 housing units (87 single-family and 294 multi-family) were permitted.

Residential Certificates of Occupancy (new construction) in Huntsville city limits:
115 housing units were granted certificates of occupancy (CO’s), 75 single- and 40 multi-family units. The top tract for CO’s in the month of April was 112 (the Martin-Zierdt area) where 35 housing units were added. This is a 49.4% increase over April 2013, when 77 housing units (all single-family) were granted CO’s.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Development Review: March 2014

Non-residential Permits for projects over $100,000 and within Huntsville city limits:

435 The Bridge St. NW: Foundation and shell for a retail building. Contractor: Hoar Construction. $800,000

15935 Chaney Thompson Rd. SE: A picnic pavilion and dog park. Contractor: Garber Construction. $488,000

2165 Cecil Ashburn Dr. SE: A clubhouse for the Legacy at Jones Farm apartment development. Contractor: TDK Construction. $416,000

3502 Memorial Pky.  SW: A new building for Osborne’s Jewelers. Contractor: Fite Building Co. $404,000

2150 Blue Spring Rd. NW: A new building for Farriss Drive Church of Christ. Contractor: Huntsville Design and Construction. $132,000

Residential Permits (new construction) in Huntsville city limits:

In March, 359 housing units were permitted; over 75 percent were multi-family units. The top census tract for building permits last month was 19.02 (Jones Valley), where 240 units were permitted, all apartment units related to the Legacy at Jones Farm development. Thanks to the multi-family bump, this is a 270% increase over March 2013, when 97 housing units (all single-family) were permitted.

Residential Certificates of Occupancy (new construction) in Huntsville city limits:

51 housing units were granted certificates of occupancy (CO’s), 47 single- and 4 multi-family units. The top tract for CO’s in the month of March was 112 (the Martin-Zierdt area) where 17 housing units were added. This is a 54.1% decrease over March 2013, when 111 housing units (67 single-family and 44 multi-family) were granted CO’s. 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Development Review- February 2014

Permits for projects over $100,000 and within Huntsville city limits:

500 Markaview Rd. NW: A building for the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. This will be a new VA regional clinic. Contractor: TCI. $14.7 Million

6100 University Dr. NW: Renovations to an existing McDonald’s restaurant. Contractor: Hudson Company of Tennessee. $900,000

Residential Permits (new construction) in Huntsville city limits:

In February, 48 housing units were permitted, all single-family units. The top tract for building permits last month was 112 (Martin-Zierdt), where 16 units were permitted. This is a 62.5% decrease over February 2013, when 128 housing units (80 single-family and 48 multi-family) were permitted.

Residential Certificates of Occupancy (new construction) in Huntsville city limits:

41 housing units were granted certificates of occupancy (CO’s), all single-family units. The top tract for CO’s in the month of February was 109.01 (the Hampton Cove area) where 8 housing units were added. This is a 50.6% decrease over February 2013, when 83 housing units (65 single-family and 18 multi-family) were granted CO’s. 

The annual Huntsville Development Review, covering 2013 construction data, is now available online at http://www.huntsvilleal.gov/Planning/DevelopmentReview.php.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Development Review: January 2014

Non-residential building permits for projects over $100,000 within Huntsville city limits:

26655 Peoples Rd. SW: A new industrial building for Duracoat. Contractor: Lee Builders. $1.9 Million

4920 University Dr. NW: Construction of a Golden Corral restaurant. Contractor: Fite Building. $1.75 Million

8628 US 72 West: Construction of a Chili’s restaurant. Contractor: Valenti Florida Management. $1.15 Million

3613 Memorial Parkway SW: A building for Terrame Day Spa. Contractor: Lee Builders. $650,000

4922 University Dr. NW: Construction of a Cellco/Verizon Wireless store. Contractor: Fite Building. $607,000

213 Winchester Rd. NE: A church for Keilah Primitive Baptist. Contractor: Dunlap Contracting. $550,000

2001 Max Luther Dr. NW: A building for McCurry Investments. Contractor: Steve Simmons Company. $176,000

Residential Permits (new construction) in Huntsville city limits:

In January, 117 housing units were permitted, including 61 single- and 56 multi-family units. The top tract for building permits last month was 106.22 (Providence area), where 53 units were permitted, mostly multi-family. This is a 50% increase over January 2013, when 78 housing units (74 single-family and 4 multi-family) were permitted.

Residential Certificates of Occupancy (new construction) in Huntsville city limits:

78 housing units were granted certificates of occupancy (CO’s), including 77 single- and one multi-family unit. The top tract for CO’s in the month of January was 112 (the Martin-Zierdt area) where 23 housing units were added, all single-family. This is a 40.9% decrease over January 2013, when 132 housing units (86 single-family and 46 multi-family) were granted CO’s. 

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Development Review: December 2013

Commercial building permits over $100,000 within Huntsville city limits:
288 Old Highway 431 SE. Construction of a church for Christ Presbyterian. Contractor: Lee Builders. $2.9 Million.

Residential Permits (new construction) in Huntsville city limits:
In December, 111 housing units were permitted, including 38 single- and 73 multi-family units. The top census tract for building permits last month was 212 (the Greenbrier area), where 72 units were permitted, all apartment units. This is a 58.6% increase over December 2012, when 70 housing units (58 single-family and 12 multi-family) were permitted.

Residential Certificates of Occupancy (new construction) in Huntsville city limits:

91 housing units were granted certificates of occupancy (CO’s), including 79 single- and 12 multi-family units. The top tract for CO’s in the month of December was 112 (Martin-Zierdt) where 31 housing units were added. This is a 33.1% decrease over December 2012, when 136 housing units (96 single- and 40 multi-family) were granted CO’s.

The 2013 edition of the Huntsville Development Review will be released on February 25th. 

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

A Look Ahead 2014

It’s time for my annual predictions/educated guesses for Huntsville development in 2014:

Comprehensive Plan

This year, Huntsville will begin work on a new comprehensive plan—the first in this city since the 1960s. A public kickoff will occur in the spring, and then we’ll begin general and neighborhood-specific conversations about everything from transportation to land use. More information will come available in the next few months, and I’ll keep everyone updated on here and on Twitter and Facebook.

Downtown

Downtown will be hot this year. Twickenham Square opens in the spring, with more apartments, a hotel, restaurants and a Publix. If everything goes well, Charlie Sealy will get started on his next project- The Avenue, a mix of apartments, offices and retail- by the end of the year at the corner of Holmes and Jefferson. With the Holiday Inn closed, its site will now be solicited for redevelopment proposals, along with the parking garage across Monroe from the VBC. The latter will likely be a new hotel; the former could be an entertainment or even a residential development. I expect one more major project to be announced in the next few months. Towards the end of the year, talk of a downtown baseball stadium may turn serious, but only if a new team/ownership is secured.

Central Parkway

I know… This is the third year I’ve said this, but I’m serious this time! The Parkway between Governors and Airport-- what I like to call “Central Parkway”—is about to explode in new development. Of course, Walmart is going to build their new store on the East side of the Parkway. That will leave their existing store vacant, though I don’t see that site sitting idle for long. A development plan will be released for the John Hunt Park commercial site, where GBT Realty (Madison Target) was selected to develop the site. With the Stars’ last game in September, Joe Davis Stadium will also be in play.

Etc…

I expect to have two (maybe three) new grocery chains announce that they are entering the Huntsville market by the end of this year, and the chains already here will continue to expand. A major redevelopment will be announced in the first few months of the year. Bridge Street’s expansion opens in October. Around the end of the year, we may hear more about the Jones Valley retail project.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Development Review: November 2013

Commercial building permits over $100,000 within Huntsville city limits:
2810 Drake Ave. SW. A building for the City of Huntsville. This will be the new Fire Station 6, which is currently at John Hunt Park. Contractor: Pearce Construction. $1.8 Million.

2722 Carl T. Jones Dr. SE. A retail building for Cole Real Estate Investments. This 12,500 sq. ft. building is the final space to be constructed in the “original” Valley Bend at Jones Farm shopping center. The only known tenant is Kirkland's, whose second Huntsville store will occupy 5,000 sq. ft. Contractor: Joe Still Building. $950,000.

Residential Permits (new construction) in Huntsville city limits:
In November, 93 housing units were permitted, including 48 single- and 45 multi-family units. The top census tract for building permits last month was 29.21 (the Challenger school area), where 44 units were permitted, all condominium units. This is a 9.7% decrease over November 2012, when 103 housing units (59 single-family and 44 multi-family) were permitted.

Residential Certificates of Occupancy (new construction) in Huntsville city limits:
98 housing units were granted certificates of occupancy (CO’s), including 74 single- and 24 multi-family units. The top tract for CO’s in the month of November was 106.22(Providence), where 25 housing units were added, mostly multi-family. This is a 19.5% increase over November 2012, when 82 housing units (79 single- and 3 multi-family) were granted CO’s.