Urgent Care for Children (UC4C), a Birmingham-based pediatric urgent care provider, recently announced plans to open a new space at 6883 Highway 90 in Daphne, directly across from retailers Fresh Market and Home Depot. This will be its third site to open this year and eighth overall in Alabama as it continues to rapidly expand across the Southeast.
The Daphne clinic is expected to open in mid-to-late winter.
“Our team of physicians and staff are thrilled to begin providing quality care with less waiting to the city of Daphne,” UC4C co-founder and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Allury Arora said. “It has become increasingly clear to us that pediatric patients need access to specialized care, even when their primary care provider is not available, in the after-hours and on weekends.”
UC4C opened its first clinic in Birmingham in 2017, which was soon followed by openings in Tuscaloosa, Huntsville and Montgomery in 2019 and 2020. In 2021 the provider will expand into Tennessee in addition to Lower Alabama.
“We are extremely excited about joining the Eastern Shore community and the opportunity to provide convenient, quality health care to families in the area. The new location across from Jubilee Square Shopping Center offers great access for our patients,” UC4C CEO Bannon Thorpe said.
The company reportedly runs the nation’s first sensory-inclusive urgent care facilities and Alabama’s first physician-founded, pediatric urgent care clinics, offering treatment care for children ages 0 to 21 with non-life-threatening needs.
An affiliate of Mobile-based beverage distributor Gulf Distributing Holdings LLC has acquired roughly 30 acres of vacant land in the expanded western section of Jefferson Metropolitan Park in McCalla, near the Publix Distribution Center along Old Tuscaloosa Highway.
The land is part of the larger Red Rock property Jefferson County Economic and Industrial Development Authority acquired in 2018. The new site was purchased for $1.5 million and will allow the distribution company to consolidate its locations in Tuscaloosa and Birmingham. Nathan Handmacher with Stirling Properties handled the transaction.
Sharon R. Wright with White-Spunner Realty reported a local investor has purchased some 1.49 acres of property inside Spanish Fort Cantina, located near the intersection of Highway 31 and Stagecoach Road in Spanish Fort for $550,000. No immediate development plans were announced for the corner property as of press time.
The seller retained nearly 3.98 acres located off the corner for future development of a Cactus Cantina restaurant location, the fifth eatery to open in Baldwin County for the Pensacola-based chain. Lydia Franz with RE/MAX of Orange Beach worked with the seller in the transaction. Wright represented the buyer.
Baton Rouge, La.-headquartered Amedisys Home Health Care, a provider of hospice, palliative and personal care services with over 22,000 employees in 39 states and Washington, D.C., recently relocated their office to 200 W. Laurel Ave. in downtown Foley.
The move was reportedly accelerated by Hurricane Sally. They have signed a five-year lease with the BB&T/Trust building. The location employs 10 in-house staff members and 40 out-in-the-field employees according to Janie Black, director of operations.
The University of South Alabama Health Care Authority has leased some 5,450 square feet of medical space located at 1976 Michigan Ave. in Mobile, near the entrance to Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley. The site is part of a roughly 3.5-acre parcel of land available and advertised for future development.
Nathan Handmacher and Amanda Goldman with Stirling Properties handled the transaction. The building is being remodeled with current expectations to open sometime this summer.
Birmingham-based Warren Averett, an accounting firm providing audit, tax, accounting and consulting services, has announced a relocation of its Baldwin County office to 112 W. Laurel Ave. in downtown Foley by the end of this month.
“We knew downtown Foley would be a great location for our firm because the downtown area is growing,” Foley office member Alexis Willis said. “We want to further enhance our client experience, and the new office location will help us accomplish this.”
Section Place, a 9,229-square-foot retail strip shopping center located across from Fairhope City Hall at 108 North Section St., has been sold for $3,250,000 to an out-of-town investor. Jordan Jager with RE/MAX Realty Professionals and Sharon Wright with White-Spunner Realty represented the buyer in the transaction. Andrew Chason and Grant Reaves with Marcus & Millichap worked for the seller.
A local investor recently acquired a fully leased, 22,500-square-foot portfolio consisting of three office-warehouse buildings located on Hard Drive in Foley. The purchase price was $1.285 million. Jeff Barnes and Steadman Bethea with Stirling Properties represented the seller in the transaction. Marietta Urquhart and Jamie Ison with White-Spunner Realty worked for the buyer.
Local investors have purchased some 3 acres of commercial property located in Foley on the Beach Express just north of Highway 98 for $425,495. Jay Stradley with Bellator Real Estate worked for the seller in the transaction. Nathan Handmacher with Stirling Properties represented the buyer.
BALDWIN REALTORS RELEASES YEAR-OVER-YEAR REPORT
Baldwin Realtors’ Multiple Listing Service (MLS) recently released their year-over-year housing report for 2020.
The study indicates, even during a global pandemic and low-inventory market, last year’s real estate growth for the area surpassed sales volume, sales price and total properties sold numbers cranked out pre-pandemic in 2019.
The total amount of residential new listings with effective dates in 2020 was 12,720 properties, compared to 13,063 in 2019.
A total of 9,214 properties were sold in Baldwin County last year, which is a significant increase of 14.3 percent from 2019 (8,063).
Additionally, these properties moved even faster with an average of 95 days spent on the market, compared to 102 days in 2019.
Last year’s total sales volume saw the highest increase, at 19.4 percent, totaling $2,835,915,934, compared to $2,375,875,815 in 2019.
The average sales prices of residential properties sold in Baldwin County also increased 4.3 percent to $307,457. The average sales price was $294,663 in 2019.
More information about the report can be found at baldwinrealtors.com.
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