New luxury townhouse development anticipated in Highland Park

Highland Park townhouse development
Highland Park townhouse development
Blueprint of potential townhouse development

H2 Real Estate has plans for a new townhouse development in Highland Park.  Get the details here!

Highland Park
Highland Park townhouse development
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Within walking distance of Rojo, O’Henrys, and Rushton Park, the corner of Rhodes Circle and 30th Street South is practically begging for a new development.

Highland Park townhouse development
Image courtesy of H2 Real Estate

Highland Park is known for its historic character and 100-year-old homes.  With its beautiful parks and neighborhood-feel, this unique area of Birmingham provides lots of charm that H2 Real Estate wants to extend to the new townhouse development.

townhouse development, Highland Park
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The six-unit luxury townhouse development hopes to keep the historic appearance of the area but provides more modern living spaces to attract young buyers.

Townhouse Development Specs
townhouse development
Map of townhouse development location

Each 2,200 square foot development will include:

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • a private, 2-car garage

H2 plans to list each unit for approximately $500,000.

Zoning Controversy
townhouse development Highland Park
Blueprint courtesy of H2 Real Estate

However potential problems have arisen regarding revised zoning for the development.

The developer has sought approval from the Birmingham Zoning Board of Adjustment to have a shorter front yard setback along 30th Street South than is currently required.

Highland Park townhouse development
Image courtesy of Highland Park Neighborhood Association

The Highland Park Neighborhood association has approved the zoning difference.  However the Birmingham Planning, Engineering and Permits Department has received lots of opposition.

H2 Real Estate co-owner Carter Hughes requested a 15-foot setback in order to build each unit’s private, 2-car garage.

Highland Park townhouse development
Image courtesy of Highland Park Neighborhood Association

The Birmingham Zoning Board of Adjustment has refused H2’s request because the development would be too close to the road.  It would also block the neighboring development’s light, which has a 40-foot setback.  The Zoning Board is requiring the new townhouse development to have a minimum setback of 25-feet.

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