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Development Project Near Oak Mountain State Park Slated To Open Summer 2023


A new 40-acre multi-use development is taking shape on a mountainside near I-65 in Pelham near Oak Mountain State Park. Developers of Canopy at Oak Mountain said most of the $60 million project could be completed by the end of next year. A project of GenRev Properties and Welden-Field, the contractor is Maxus Construction, with CS Beatty involved in site preparation. Talks and planning began more than three years ago.

Want to learn more about the brand new development coming soon to Pelham, Canopy at Oak Mountain
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WeldenField’s Spiritual Integration Model Featured on

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by Amanda Lawson

Oh, the irony when the cobbler’s kid has no shoes. This is a favorite metaphor of Chuck Welden, CEO of Welden Field, a property management and development firm that has turned its gaze toward measuring Kingdom Performance Indicators alongside traditional KPIs. It points out the counterintuitive nature of how the American Church typically views mission work as almost exclusively international, while neglecting the mission field within its borders.

Seeking to address this disparity, Welden Field has joined the ranks of other FDIs and FDEs integrating faith in their multifamily business operations. In addition to inviting investors to participate in a monthly prayer meeting, Welden Field designates 2% of its annual equity to support efforts toward spiritual integration in its communities.

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Redevelopment of Southtown Begins with Demolition – Birmingham, AL

Demolition began today on Southtown, the public housing community sitting on 26 acres of high-demand property behind a painted wall on University Boulevard between St. Vincent’s Hospital and the UAB campus.

The Southtown Court public housing campus will be converted from multiple dwelling to mixed-use. That will make way for a mix of residential development, hotel and office space, parking garages and retail space on the opposite side of Red Mountain Expressway from St. Vincent’s Hospital.     Read article on


Additional articles relating to the Southtown Redevelopment Project:

Southtown Court Demolition Begins, Clearing the Way for a New Mixed-Use Housing Development

W. Edgar Welden, Sr. Inducted In The Birmingham Business Hall of Fame

Nine individuals have been selected for induction in the Birmingham Business Hall of Fame including W. Edgar Welden, Sr.

This year’s list includes bank legends, CEOs of corporate titans, advertising mavens and several entrepreneurs, innovators and community catalysts.

Founded by the Kiwanis Club of Birmingham in 1997, the Birmingham Business Hall of Fame honors individuals who have shaped the city’s business world, economy and community for the better.


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WeldenField’s Cheryl Morton’s breast cancer story didn’t start with her own diagnosis. It started with her mother’s. 

Cheryl Morton at ReceptionWhen she was a junior in high school, her then-45-year-old mother discovered she had breast cancer. At 17, Cheryl found herself taking on the role of caretaker, assisting with her mother’s needs at home and driving her to medical appointments. After a year of intensive treatment, her mother passed away from the disease. 

A little over 10 years later, she found herself in the same position. This time, however, Morton’s daughter was only six months old. 

“The initial diagnosis…I was in a lot of shock,” said Morton. “You hear it and you don’t hear it. I thought, ‘am I going to have to go through the same thing as my mom?’”

Read entire article here on the Breast Cancer Research Foundation’s Website


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Holiday Inn Express & Suites – Sulphur, LA Recognized for High Achievement in Quality and Excellence

Congratulations to Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Sulphur (Lake Charles), Louisiana for achieving a passing score above 90 in all categories in the Standards Evaluation that was performed in December 2019.

This High Achievement recognition places Sulphur Express in the top ten percent of Expresses for guest experience and quality assurance scores.   Southern Hospitality Services has received this award 9 or ten times for HIES in 20 years.

Holiday Inn Express – Sulphur, Louisiana team holding their 2018 Quality Excellence Award