Camellia Terrace Apartments

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The Camellia Terrace Apartments were an apartment complex located at 1047 51st Street West in the Belview Heights neighborhood of the Five Points West community.

In his 2005 campaign for Birmingham City Council, Steven Hoyt pledged to make redevelopment of the apartments a priority. The city demolished the apartments and provided infrastructure as part of a proposal by a developer to build single family homes on the site.

After that developer pulled out, developer Ken Boyd proposed to build smaller single-family homes on the site. His proposal was approved by the city, but garnered objections from some Belview Heights residents who believe the smaller houses would lower their property values.

The Washington D.C.-based Housing Reinvestment Corporation of America later proposed a 27-house subdivision on the site, to be called Oak Hill. Ground was broken for that project in June 2021.


  • Bryant, Joseph (March 24, 2009) "Belview Heights residents step up efforts to block project in Birmingham, Alabama." The Birmingham News
  • Pernell, Avalon (June 23, 2021) "Nonprofit investing $25M to build homes in Ensley." Birmingham Business Journal