Franklin-based SouthStar LLC, the co-developer of the mixed-use Ovation project in Cool Springs, has bought for $3.8 million an adjacent piece of land, Nashville Business Journal reports. Mars Petcare U.S. Inc. was the seller. Read more here.
The Brentwood Planning Commission has approved the construction of two single-story office buildings in Mallory Park, brentwoodhomepage.com reports. Southeast Venture is the developer. In addition, the commission OK'd H.G. Hill Realty Co.'s request to make entrance improvements to its existing Hill Center and for buffer and setback locations for the company's Hill Center (read here) now under construction (pictured at left), according to the online pub. Read more here.
Knoxville-based restaurant group Connor Concepts has signed up to build a 7,500-square-foot steak and seafood eatery in the wing being added to the CoolSprings Galleria. The restaurant will be able to host 350 people at a time and be close to where The Cheesecake Factory recently opened its doors on the west side of the mall. From WilliamsonSource:
The project, set to be completed by winter of 2015, just in time for the busy Christmas shopping season, and will be a part of the mall’s redevelopment. The restaurant will be built on the south west side of the center.
SEE ALSO: More on the Galleria's partial redevelopment, which includes the addition of H&M and American Girl
Franklin officials are scrambling to come up with a Plan B for the city's household recycling program after a new subcontractor to Williamson County — with which the city is partnering — said it needs to be paid 50 percent more to also handle the city's blue bags. From the Herald:
The unexpected increase resulted in the department rerouting hundreds of blue bags full of household recyclable materials to a temporary storage facility off Hillsboro Road, formerly used for the department’s operations.
The Board of Mayor and Alderman verbally gave Stuckey permission to begin working with Marshall County’s Solid Waste Department, pending the approval of the neighboring county’s board of commissioners.
Brentwood officials have picked Texas-based software company Tyler Technologies to supply the city's police and court management software. Publicly traded Tyler (Ticker: TYL), which works with 11,000 government offices across the United States and overseas, has annual revenues of almost $500 million.
Atlanta-based North American Properties is targeting a mid-February closing on the acquisition of Cool Springs property on which it plans to develop a 363-unit luxury apartment project.
Richard Munger, North American Properties, partner and vice president of development, said the company has the site under contract with owners Alan Revelette and Sunil Patel. Don Meeks, founder of Texas-based Meeks + Partners, previously had the site under contract but assigned his rights to acquire to NAP. If the project materializes, Meeks + Partners will be the architect of record, Munger said.
“This will be a quasi-urban development,” Munger (pictured at right) said, noting the project will offer structured parking (as opposed to the suburban model of surface lots) and some respectable building density. The development, for which a name has yet to be announced, will feature one- and two-bedroom luxury apartments and many of the amenities found at NAP’s eight-story 200-unit Park Central building located on 25th Avenue North in the West End corridor.
The Franklin Planning Commission has approved a rezoning of the six-acre site located on Nichol Mill Lane across from Academy Sports and next to Heritage Medical Associates. The Franklin Board of Alderman must now OK the rezoning on three readings. See the site — the large green space — here in an image courtesy of Google Maps.
H.G. Hill Realty Co. announced in a release it has selected D.H. Griffin Wrecking Company, Inc. to handle the demolition on the Tennessee Baptist Convention building at the intersection of Maryland Way and Franklin Road in Brentwood.
The value of the permit is about $233,000.
The razing is being done to accommodate mixed-use project Hill Center Brentwood (read more here).
Hill estimated that 90 percent of the building demolition debris will be either recycled or salvaged. This includes an estimated 9,000 cubic yards of concrete from the walls, floors and columns; 350 tons of steel; and more than 10,000 pounds of non-ferrous metals such as copper and aluminum.
In addition, Hill said it will salvage furniture and fixtures. Tables and chairs have been donated to schools in Helena, Alabama, for athletics space usage. Many of the building's major electrical components and fixtures have been sold/salvaged to electrical contractors and suppliers in Middle Tennessee.
Relatedly, some of the stones on the exterior of the chapel are being salvaged for the Tennessee Baptist Convention. The remaining stones are being given to a local man for use in building fire pits, the release notes.
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