September groundbreaking slated for Music Row tower

Lennar Multifamily Communities is targeting a late-September groundbreaking for its 19-story M Residences mixed-use tower to rise in Music Row.

Christopher Cassidy, LMC Southeast division president, said the company plans to close on the acquisition of the multi-parcel site in early September, with full-scale demolition to begin shortly thereafter.

The properties are located at 814, 816, 818, 822 and 824 19th Ave. S., at the northeast corner of the 19th and Chet Atkins Place intersection, and span 1.02 acres.

The Metro Council recently passed on third and final reading a bill to allow the rezoning of the site to accommodate the project. The vote was 34-0.

“We’re pleased the community got behind us and supported the project,” Cassidy said. “We had council support from Councilwoman Erica Gilmore. She was very helpful in giving guidance and facilitating communication with the stakeholders. It all came together well.”

M Residences will offer both a retail and a restaurant space, each of about 4,000 square feet. The retail space will face 19th, with the restaurant space to address both 19th and Chet Atkins. M Residences would include 300 apartment units.

Read more here.

 
(Image courtesy of The Preston Partnership)

 

Jan 8, 2015 1:20 PM

Demo set for Berry Hill site slated for apartments

Demo work looms at the Berry Hill site on which Lennar Multifamily Communities plans a 320-unit apartment development. Fencing has been installed at the property (see here in an image courtesy of Google Maps). Lennar paid $7.5 million for the 4.5-acre site, which features a building that was last home to Jaguar of Nashville. Read more about the project here.

 

(Image courtesy of Lennar and The Preston Partnership)

Nov 24, 2014 6:45 AM

Developer closes on $7.5M purchase of Berry Hill site

Florida-based Lennar Multifamily Communities has paid $7.5 million for 4.5 acres in Berry Hill as it preps to begin work in November on a 320-unit apartment development (see image below), The Tennessean reports.

Read more about the project here.

Simultaneously, Lennar continues to move forward on plans for M Residences, a 19-story mix-use tower to rise at the northeast corner of the 19th Avenue South and Chet Atkins place intersection in Music Row. (Read more here.)

 

Oct 20, 2014 2:15 PM

Developer targets November start for Berry Hill apartment building

Lennar Multifamily Communities is now targeting a November start for the 320-unit apartment building it will develop on Franklin Road in Berry Hill.

The company expects to close on the purchase of the site in October, according to Chris Cassidy, LMC Southeast division president. Previously, Lennar had envisioned a late-September start for the not-yet-named building, with environmental sample work having been recently completed.

Cassidy said a contruction timetable of about 22 months is anticipated.

The site for LMC’s planned building was last home to Jaguar of Nashville and sits at the northeast corner of the T-intersection of Franklin Road (Eighth Avenue South) and Craighead Street. The building will be located a half-block south of Stonehenge Real Estate Group's recently opened 23Hundred at Berry Hill apartment building.

The Preston Partnership, which is co-headquartered in Atlanta and Washington, D.C., and was the lead architect for Midtown condominium tower Adelicia, is designing the building. The structure will stand five stories at its tallest point.

Lennar is also hoping to develop 19-story mixed-use tower M Residences that would rise in Midtown (read more here).

 

Sep 11, 2014 7:00 AM

Developer plans street improvements for Midtown mixed-use tower

M Residences would rise 19 stories, include apartments and retail spaces
Sep 10, 2014 2:40 PM

Lennar seeks zone change for planned 17-story tower

Metro Planning Department documents show Lennar Multifamily Communities is calling its 17-story tower planned for the Music Row area “M Residences” and is seeking a zone change for the effort.

Dale C. Morris owns the parcels, located at 814, 816, 818, 822 and 824 19th Ave. S., on which LMC (a subsidiary of Miami-based Lennar Corp.) wants to develop the apartment building. The Nashville office of Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc., has been enlisted to request a zoning change to specific plan mixed-used.

The Metro Planning Commission will vote on the request in September.

If the project moves forward, the tower would rise at the northeast corner of 19th Avenue South and Chet Atkins Place. The building would offer ground-level retail/restaurant space, structured parking and 300 apartment units, according to a source familiar with the project.

Lennar officials could not be reached for comment.

Read more about the Lennar project here.

Sep 2, 2014 8:30 AM

Developer releases rendering of planned Berry Hill project

Lennar apartment building to offer 320 units
Jul 31, 2014 2:45 PM

Berry Hill apartment project sees site work begin

Lennar Multifamily Communities has begun core drilling related to its planned multi-unit apartment building to be constructed on Eighth Avenue South/Franklin Road in Berry Hill.

The site, located at the northeast corner of the T-intersection of Craighead Street and Franklin Road, was last home to Jaguar of Nashville. Lennar has been targeting a late-September date for full-scale work on the site.

The Preston Partnership, which is co-headquartered in Atlanta and Washington, D.C., and was the lead architect for Midtown condominium tower The Adelicia, is designing the building. The structure will be four stories at its tallest point.

Below is a concept rendering that provides an approximate visual for the Berry Hill building.

 

Jul 28, 2014 6:45 AM

Developer eyes 17-story mixed-use building for Midtown

Lennar meeting with neighbors to provide project information
Apr 3, 2014 7:00 AM

September start date slated for Berry Hill apartment building

Lennar Multifamily Communities is targeting a late September start for its multi-unit apartment building to be constructed on Eighth Avenue South in Berry Hill.

Christopher Cassidy, LMC Southeast division president, said the developer anticipates receiving its final site approval from City of Berry Hill officials the week of April 8.

The site for LMC’s planned building currently is home to Jaguar of Nashville.

The Preston Partnership, which is co-headquartered in Atlanta and Washington, D.C., and was the lead architect for Midtown condominium tower The Adelicia, is designing the building. The structure will be four stories at its tallest point.

Cassidy said LMC expects to have within the next 30 days a detailed rendering (the image below is a concept rendering that provides an approximate visual for the Berry Hill building).

“We like the in-town infill districts in Nashville and are excited to start with Berry Hill,” Cassidy said. “We will continue to pursue other opportunities within urban Nashville.”

Lennar Multifamily Communities, which is an affiliate of Lennar Homes and a subsidiary of Lennar Corp., will undertake the project at 2350 Franklin Road (a.k.a. Eighth Avenue South). The building will include 320 apartment units.

Read more about the project here.
 

And here is a concept rendering that provides an approximate visual for Lennar's planned Berry Hill building:

Mar 25, 2014 6:45 AM