Gables at Glen Iris

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The Gables at Glen Iris was a proposed $15 million condominium development in the Glen Iris neighborhood of Birmingham. The project, proposed by the Cityscape Group, headed by Adam Cohen, was to include 52 condominium units in a 4-story building on a site at the corner of 10th Avenue South and 10th Place South. Parking would have been in a secured enclosed deck in the lower level of the building which would have two access-controlled entrances.

The proposed design by Rob Walker Architects was received favorably by the Glen Iris neighborhood association. The 800 2,500 square foot condominiums were to have been marketed to professors and "empty nesters" by Ingram & Associates in the $170,000 to $500,000 price range. Financing provided by Superior Bank allowed Jones-Williams Construction to start work.

Construction was stopped, however, shortly after foundation work was completed, leaving a "forest" of concrete piles exposed on the site. In June 2008 Cohen told the Glen Iris Neighborhood Association that work would resume on a pared-down version of the original project. In 2011 the project was again publicized with an $11.5 million price tag.

In July 2013 the concrete piles were demolished and the site cleared for construction of a redesigned $6.6 million University Flats apartment complex. Hoar Construction was the general contractor with completion expected in 2014.


  • Tomberlin, Michael (May 11, 2006) "Proposed Glen Iris condo units to cost $170,000 to $500,000". The Birmingham News

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