A mixed-use development on the site of the old Valley Elementary School in Pelham is under construction and tenants should be open later this year.
Developer Randy Schrimsher says the $10 million Campus No. 124 will include restaurants, a draft brewery, retail, art studio, office space and a 3-acre public park provided by the city. It’s a sister project of Campus No. 805, which is an adaptation of an old school property in Huntsville.
Schrimsher says the Pelham property’s location near Oak Mountain State Park and the Pelham Civic Complex make it “an ideal gathering spot for the community.”
“This area is growing and has a demographic mix that is craving a place to gather and enjoy a dynamic atmosphere,” he says. “We’re excited about the opportunity and impressed with the city’s interest in revitalizing this landmark into an amenity the public could enjoy for years to come.”
Valley Elementary School opened in 1964 and closed in 2016. Schrimsher purchased the property at the end of last year.
Campus No. 124 will mix the old and the new, says Melody Whitten of 58 Inc., Shelby County’s business development coalition.
“Throughout this process Schrimsher Company has been keenly aware that this site has sentimental value to the residents of Pelham and have diligently searched for ways to incorporate those memories into the project,” she says. “I hope everyone will come experience how the old and new have merged to create a community space everyone can enjoy.”
Though some tenants are planning to open later this year, a grand opening will take place in late spring or early summer 2021, Schrimsher says.