Major mixed-use development approved across from Pelham Civic Complex and Oak Mountain Amphitheatre

Amphitheater Road in Pelham next to concept drawing of The Canopy at Oak Mountain mixed-use development
Land opposite Pelham Civic Complex which will form part of The Canopy at Oak Mountain. Photos via Jon Eastwood and Genrev Properties.

The City of Pelham, just 15 miles away from Birmingham, has approved development agreements for a massive mixed-use project that could enter construction as early as this fall. Find out about The Canopy at Oak Mountain, including residential dwellings, retail, restaurants and more.

The Canopy at Oak Mountain

Concept Drawing of The Canopy at Oak Mountain
Concept drawing of The Canopy at oak Mountain mixed-use development. Via Genrev Properties

Mixed-use developments appear to be being built every few blocks in downtown Birmingham. They’re exciting concepts that provide living, working and entertainment options within the same space.

The announcement of a major new project in Shelby County, The Canopy at Oak Mountain, a new mixed-use development, will capitalize on the nearby natural wilderness.


According to papers discussed by Pelham City Council, the proposed 40 acre development by Vestavia Hills based, Genrev Properties, will represent an investment of $64,000,000.

Location

Amphitheater Road, Pelham and Civic Pelham Complex
40 acre site of the proposed development called The Canopy at Oak Mountain. By Jon Eastwood

The land for the planned mixed-use development sits between I-65 and Highway 65, on Pelham’s Amphitheatre Road.

Fans of the Birmingham Bulls or summer concert revelers may have traveled passed the property before; it faces Oak Mountain Amphitheatre and Pelham Civic Complex, running back over mountainous terrain towards Oak Mountain State Park.


Video of Amphitheatre Road in Pelham, showing land where The Canopy at Oak Mountain will be developed. By Jon Eastwood

The Canopy at Oak Mountain will feature a ‘natural hub’ concept

Man walking on trail behind a boy and girl
The Canopy at Oak Mountain will be connected to Oak Mountain State Park’s trail system. Via Oak Mountain State Park

The mixed-use development will incorporate 18 acres of parks and nature areas that will surround:

  • 250 multi-family apartment units
  • 100-130 room hotel
  • 16,500 sq ft. retail space geared towards outdoors and nature enthusiasts
  • 8,000 sq ft. of additional retail and restaurants, including a brewery
  • 8,000 sq ft. of office space

In an interview with the BBJ, W.Jordy Henderson, chairman of Genrev Properties said the development will ‘have an open, natural community setting that employs a hub concept’.

External building and car lot of Cadence Place Hoover
Cadence Place in Hoover was completed by Genrev Properties. Via Barber Properties

Genrev Properties completed Cadence Place, a mixed-use development in Hoover.


The Canopy at Oak Mountain will have a trail system connecting straight to hiking and biking trails in the Oak Mountain State Park and also to the library, school and recreational building.

Henderson told the BBJ;

“We felt like the tie in to that for our project, all of that put together makes for a great, energetic offering and what will be a natural hub for people who love the outdoors”.

The Canopy at Oak Mountain is expected to be ready in late 2020 / early 2021.


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Author: Jon Eastwood

Originally from Wales (UK) and a fluent Welsh speaker. Longtime sustainability and recycling champion. Former county recycling manager in the UK. Career highlights include introducing innovative recycling systems and achieving a point where households throw out trash just once a month. Competed in international coastal rowing championships and followed Wales throughout Europe in their Rugby and Soccer endeavours.