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Opus Fulfilling Demand for Luxury Living at the Edge of the University of Alabama at Birmingham

​To meet evolving demand for student housing in a growing community, Opus is partnering with The McKinney Fund & Company to bring luxury student living to the University of Alabama at Birmingham

Adjacent to the university in the heart of Birmingham, the 17-story, mixed-use community will reside in the Five Points South area, the city's premier entertainment and culinary district. A National Register of Historic Places neighborhood, Five Points South is rich with landmark homes and churches that are among the city's finest and most distinguished architectural and historical resources. 

With a prime location on the corner of 20th Street South and 10th Avenue, the building will be walkable to campus, as well as a wide variety of retail, dining and entertainment options. The tower will have 199 residential units accommodating up to 522 residents and will include prime retail space on the ground level. 

The units will range from junior studios to four-bedrooms and feature full-size stainless steel appliances and quartz countertops in the kitchens, simulated wood flooring in the common spaces and in-unit washers and dryers. High-end finishes will also include tile shower surrounds, contemporary bathroom fixtures and custom furniture throughout.

The building's shared amenities will include luxurious public spaces, secure parking, a fitness center, spa, individual and group study rooms, lounges and an outdoor amenity deck with fitness areas, fire pits and group seating. On the 17th floor, residents and their guests will enjoy stunning panoramic views of the city and the surrounding area. This amenity space will feature a coffee bar and club room with pool tables, ping pong tables and large screen televisions, as well as an outdoor amenity space with a rooftop pool, grilling stations and seating.

The building is slated for completion prior to the fall 2020 semester.