Having essential services grouped together is a hallmark of a livable community. An area in Cahaba Heights will soon have nearly everything a neighborhood needs at one’s fingertips – a school, medical care, restaurant, retail/office space and recreation.
Parkside at Dolly Ridge is a 14,935-square-foot project located on Dolly Ridge Road adjacent to Cahaba Heights Elementary and the newly constructed Cahaba Heights Athletic Fields, located a few blocks east of Hwy 280. Grandview Medical Group Primary Care is the primary tenant that will be the first to occupy space in the new mixed-used building.
Construction begins this month and the primary care center is set to open May 1, 2022. Parkside at Dolly Ridge is also connected to new Vestavia Hills ballparks, dog parks, community center and play areas, currently under construction.
The two-level building is designed to be in keeping with the surrounding commercial architecture, says Derek Needham and Bill Segrest, the Williams Blackstock Architects on the project. Needham and Segrest point out that the end of the building responds to the surrounding Cahaba Heights rejuvenation by slightly turning to orient to Dolly Ridge Road. The wide stairs and patio provide a pedestrian connection at the planned café.
Thom Hickman, owner of Dolly Ridge Development, purchased the site in 2019. Hickman is vice president of Harbert Realty Services and has been working in partnership with Harbert Realty on the development and leasing of Parkside at Dolly Ridge, which he describes as a “a well-designed project that complements the city’s investments.”
Hickman says his company is in discussion with community-oriented prospects for several businesses that would occupy the lower level. These include a coffee shop/café, along with fitness, spa and wellness. Office tenants will occupy the remaining space on the upper level. Available office space ranges from 1,228 to 6,668 square feet.
Article Written by Jessica Armstrong and Images Courtesy of Williams Blackstock Architects and Harbert Realty Services