Williamson officials give nod to Bob Parks proposal

The Williamson County Planning Commission has preliminarily approved plans by local development veteran Bob Parks to build 20 homes along old Hillsboro Road in northwest Franklin. The proposal had drawn the ire of local preservationists but they appear to have been unable to stop Parks. Instead, NewsChannel 5's Todd Walker reports, a number of them have agreed to rezone their properties to prevent future developments like Parks'.

Sep 16, 2013 8:33 AM

Memphis bank buying Cadence operations

Collierville-based Landmark Community Bank has signed a deal to take over the deposits and most of the loans of Cadence Bank's two local branches, Nashville Business Journal's Eric Snyder reports. The offices in Brentwood and Franklin are set to change hands next spring. Landmark, which will later this month open its first local office on Music Row, finished the first half with assets of $439 million and a profit of almost $1.9 million. The latter was up 70 percent from 2012.

Sep 13, 2013 7:07 AM

Franklin's fix for parking

Downtown garages set stage for success that has produced need for more spots [Online-only content]
Sep 12, 2013 10:15 AM

Former Brentwood mayor dies

Former Brentwood Mayor and City Commissioner Joe Sweeney died Monday, two years after retiring from about four decades of public service. Brentwood Home Page is working on the obit.

Sep 10, 2013 2:02 PM

Pulte to build out 72-acre Franklin property

Trust of late Turner family member lifted building density of site after recession
Sep 9, 2013 6:56 AM

Jamba Juice entering Nashville market

First location set for Elliston 23, Cool Springs to come next year
Sep 6, 2013 10:28 AM

Marriott hotel set for Cool Springs

120-room, all-suite property planned for lot just south of Galleria
Sep 4, 2013 12:25 PM

Booming gas pipeline company adds to Meridian space

Sperry Van Ness brokers help find Carl Smith room to grow further
Sep 3, 2013 2:50 PM

Foundation buys former Franklin jail site

The Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County has taken ownership of the so-called "old, old jail" on Bridge Street in downtown Franklin and plans to spend $1.5 million to renovate the roughly 70-year-old structure. The foundation's purchase was made with the help of FirstBank officials, who are also preparing to open a branch in the Five Points building where the foundation had been based.

“Our goal is to have gained the necessary regulatory approvals and to have the construction documents prepared by the end of the year. We’d like to begin the restoration project as soon as funds are raised,” said Heritage Foundation President Cyril Stewart. “The environmental studies have been conducted, and there were no significant implications for the site. Inside, our first objective is lead paint and mold abatement.”

Aug 28, 2013 7:09 AM

Developers unveil $700M Cool Springs master plan

Highwoods, SouthStar to lead way on Ovation; Bristol set for residential role
Aug 20, 2013 5:56 PM