Carraway demolition to proceed in Birmingham

It’s a key milestone for Star at Uptown development

Demolition will begin this month at the Carraway Hospital site in Birmingham, which will become a new mixed-use development that will be called the Star at Uptown.

Corporate Realty owns the site and is ready to start the project, said Robert Simon, CEO and president of the company.

“We have been working with Druid Hills and the other neighborhoods of north Birmingham for more than four years, and we know how eager they are to see this work begin,” he said. “We are grateful for their ongoing support and for the city’s commitment to revitalizing this community.”

Several structures on the 50-acre site will be torn down by this summer, but demolition will continue over the rest of this year.

The original hospital building will remain and be renovated into multi-family housing. That housing will be the first development on the site.

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“Although commercial and entertainment spaces are also a part of the plan, we’ve always seen this project as an opportunity to bring multiple new housing options to the north Birmingham market,” Simon said. “We want this to be a healthy community where people can live, work and play.”

Carraway closed in 2008.

“I’m excited that the blight removal phase of this project will soon be under way,” Birmingham Mayor Randall L. Woodfin said. “We want to see the Carraway property become the shining star it once was and to be an asset for the neighbors who live nearby.”

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