Written by Bryan Holt
The former Trinity Hospital sits on a beautiful wooded campus just 7 minutes from downtown Birmingham and on the edge of the wealthiest community in Alabama. It is 77 acres with more than 900,000 square feet of buildings perched high upon a ridge with great views of Mountain Brook. This site has been examined by multiple developers over the last five years. At least one buyer went under contract and spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in due diligence trying to realize their vision for the property. Ultimately, the challenging topography and the seemingly obsolete buildings crashed the plans of everyone that came to the table.
Sometimes as brokers our focus needs to be finding the right buyer for a property instead of trying to find the right use for a property. Five years on the market left the former Trinity Hospital campus with a local stigma. We believed the site needed a fresh look from the outside. At Stadium Trace in Hoover, Broad Metro had already done what every major retail developer in central Alabama thought impractical.