Community, Local Business, Real Estate

Long-Term Rental Home Development Coming to North Gardendale

Bill Noble Park continues to show its attractiveness as an economic development engine for North Gardendale activity. Recently, a hotel was approved to be built on Mount Olive Road, just over from the Park. Now, land is being cleared and graded on a large tract of land on Church Road, across from Friendship Community Church.

Land being cleared at property being developed in North Gardendale. Photo: The North Jefferson Herald.

The owner and developer is Bill Thornton and Tower Homes will build the homes. Tower Homes also built the Woodridge development on Fieldstown Rd. that opened in 2018.

The development falls in District 1 in Gardendale and that District’s City Councilman, Bryan Knox, says that it’s his understanding that the “property has been zoned multi-family for many years, but rather than build apartments, [the developer] chose to build individual homes similar to other rental communities that have been built in Hoover and other areas.”

Multiple emails to Tower Homes went unanswered before publishing, but Herald sources place the number of single-family long-term rental homes for the project at 155. They would be built in phases and that building could begin as soon as November of 2023.

Patton Crest, near Hoover, was built by the same builder and a look at its website shows the style of those homes (similar to Woodridge) and the amenities.  That community is also a long-term rental/lease.

Farein Realty, that oversees leasing the Patton Crest homes, lists available homes for lease on its website and currently four 3 bedroom homes are listed for lease between $2,450 and $2,550 per month.

While the new development is in the City of Gardendale, the school zone is Mortimer Jordan.

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