Phil Waldrep Ministries office one of 9 new multi-million-dollar projects in North Alabama

A new office complex for Phil Waldrep Ministries in Decatur is one of the new projects in North Alabama approved this week. (Waldrep Ministries)

Of the 13 new million-dollar-plus building permits approved in Alabama this week, more than half of them are for projects in North Alabama, with a notable project being the new offices of Phil Waldrep Ministries in Decatur.

The $5 million project has been in the works for several months, and construction has begun on the project, expected to be completed this year.

Here’s more on these new multi-million-dollar projects in North Alabama:

Waldrep Ministries office

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The new Waldrep Ministries office complex is on more than 30 acres in Decatur. (Google Maps)

The new office for Phil Waldrep Ministries was a pre-COVID project that has moved forward now that the pandemic has eased, and construction crews have already cleared out more than 30 acres for the structure.

The site is between the Under Par driving range and the Church at Stone River. The staff at Waldrep’s current office has reportedly outgrown its facility. Decatur’s Planning Commission approved consolidating two parcels between Danville Road and Oak Lea subdivision in November of 2022.

Here’s what we know about this project:

  • The permit is listed at $5 million
  • The office building will be approximately 19,000 square feet
  • Among the features of the 34-acre campus are a theological research library and a 1-acre prayer garden.
  • Dunlap Contracting Inc. is listed as the contractor
  • Pugh Wright McAnally did the engineering for the complex and 5R Designs did the architectural drawings

The nonprofit has 18 employees when it’s full-staffed. Waldrep said he expects to add more employees, and the new office will have room to accommodate them.

More on these new projects in North Alabama

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 more projects in North Alabama issued permits this week:

DateCityBuilderOwner of ProjectProject AddressProject Zip CodeAmount
07/20/2023AlbertvilleNative American ConstructionAlbertville Housing Authority1100 Head Street35950$1,000,000
07/20/2023AlbertvilleAviagenAviagen2030 Brashers Chapel Road35950$1,500,000
07/19/2023DecaturSue Jac IncFriedman Decatur LLC1468 Northpark Dr NW35601$1,561,636
07/19/2023DecaturDunlap Contracting IncPhil Waldrep Evnagelic Association2916 Danville Rd SW35603$5,078,927
07/20/2023GuntersvilleFite ConstructionLawler Hotels LLC2577 Paddle Wheel Drive35976$10,944,026
07/19/2023HuntsvilleChain Store Construction, IncWalmart Business Trust2200 Sparkman Dr NW$3,219,538
07/19/2023HuntsvilleFulcrum Construction LLCAmanda Smith2235 National Blvd SW$1,616,793
07/19/2023MadisonHighland Wake ConstructionOwner not listed1770 Slaughter Road35758$6,735,000
07/19/2023Madison CountyPersons Service CorpPersons Service Corp14751 US 231 431 N Highway35750$1,419,200

Past Permits

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One of projects in North Alabama approved recently was for the 1010 Elliston apartment. (1010 Elliston)

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

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Michael Seale
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