The Oaks Apartments
The Oaks at Springville Apartments or The Oaks (formerly Spring Lake Apartments and Emerald Parc Apartments) is a 232-unit, 203,230 square foot apartment complex located on Earline Circle between Parkway East and Springville Road in the Spring Lake neighborhood in Birmingham's Huffman community.
The apartments were constructed in 1973 and extensively remodeled in 2006 and 2007. Most units have two bedrooms with 1 or 1.5 baths and rent for $535-560/month. The complex, listed for sale by David Oakley's Oakley Group in 2009 for $8.8 million. Mark Luther's Outland Investments sold the complex to a California-based investment group organized as The Oaks HLD LLC in July 2013 for $5.1 million. The deal was brokered by Hendricks-Berkadia of Horsham, Pennsylvania.
Eight units were heavily damaged and others received moderate damage during a two-alarm fire on June 3, 2009. A fatal shooting occurred at the complex on January 3, 2012. Two homicides were reported at the complex in 2016 and another in January 2017.
- Poe, Ryan (July 8, 2013) "Center Point apartments sell for $5.1M." Birmingham Business Journal