Downtown Franklin is getting a Kilwins Chocolates store at some point this year. Richel Albright at Franklin Homepage says the Michigan-based company will fill a prime Main Street spot occupied until late last year by a salon and day spa. Kilwins' only other Tennessee location is in Gatlinburg, but the company runs about 90 stores around the country.
A Denver-based company might partner with Crescent Communities of Charlotte to develop a 35-acre site in Cool Springs, according to The Tennessean.
The development would include office and retail space, and residential units, the morning daily reports.
As early as 2008, Amstar, which owns the Cool Springs land, and Nashville-based Southern Land Co. had wanted to undertake the mixed-use McEwen. In May 2012, Amstar Advisers LLC sold McEwen Place, a 175,000-square-foot Class A office building located within the footprint.
The Tennessean notes that Crescent would provide capital for the project. Of note, Crescent also wants to develop a mixed-use building (retail and apartments) in the 1300 block of Division Street.
Spectrum | Emery officials announced today the completion of the exterior framing of the under-construction One Franklin Park in Cool Springs and that the office building will be finished by Sept. 1, 2014.
The Franklin-based development company said in a release it is targeting an Oct. 1, 2014, move-in date for tenants. In addition, Spectrum | Emery released updated renderings (see below).
“This is a great day for our project team, Franklin Park and Cool Springs,” David Wells, vice president of Spectrum | Emery, said in the release. “With One Franklin Park topped off, prospective tenants can now see why this will be the iconic building in our market with unparalleled access and visibility from I-65.”
One Franklin Park, ground for which was broken in August 2012, will represent Cool Springs’ first Class-A office building of 10 stories. The structure, to include 272,720 square feet, will be part of a 71-acre mixed-use corporate complex that will feature five Class A office towers, a 350-unit multi-family apartment community and more than 12 acres of green space.
Brentwood-based Bell and Associates is the general contractor of the project, with Duda Paine of Durham, N.C. serving as the architect.
Read more about the project here.