Top Headlines: Birmingham Developer Plans Spec Warehouse Building, Amazon Union Vote Ends Today

A rendering of a new warehouse complex planned for Birmingham. Rendering courtesy of Graham & Co.

Birmingham developer plans spec warehouse building
Birmingham’s Graham & Co. bought 29 acres of land for $2.5 million and plans to build a speculative warehouse to recruit business to the area. The land, off Daniel Payne Boulevard, is Opportunity Zone land and was purchased from American Cast Iron Pipe Co. Phase 1 of the construction will include a 186,000-square-foot building.  – Graham & Co.

Atlanta-area developers plan luxury apartment community in Madison
Atlanta’s Novare Group and Batson-Cook Development Company have bought 13.5 acres in Madison and plan a 290-unit mid-rise luxury apartment community. The development will be adjacent to Town Madison, a 563-acre mixed-use walkable community. The apartment project will include three four-story buildings with retail space and parking.  – Novare Group 

Lily McNair not returning to Tuskegee presidency
Lily McNair, who during her presidency has spent much of her time away from Tuskegee University because of undisclosed medical reasons, will not be returning to the presidency. The school will launch a national search to replace McNair, who in 2018 became Tuskegee’s first female president. – Birmingham Times

Amazon union vote ends today
The union election at Amazon’s Bessemer warehouse ends today, but it could take a while to get the results. Votes will be counted soon, but there are several opportunities for either Amazon or the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union to contest the votes. After that, the losing side could challenge the results through the National Labor Relations Board. – The Washington Post

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