H.G. Hill Realty Co. is expecting to break ground this week on its Hill Center Brentwood project.
Jimmy Granbery, Hill Realty CEO, said the company any day should land the necessary permits for grading and site work.
“And we’ll hopefully submit a site plan with building elevations to the City of Brentwood the first week of February,” he said.
Hill Center Brentwood could include 450,000 square feet of office space and 150,000 square feet of retail space.
Southeast Venture Real Estate Services is handling leasing of the office space, with Susan Gorney of Gorney Realty Co. overseeing the leasing of the retail space.
Atlanta-based Cooper Carry is serving as land planner for Hill Realty. Thomas Miller Partners, which is based in Brentwood, has been enlisted as lead architect.
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Anderson Benson Insurance & Risk Management has expanded into Williamson County by opening an office on Main Street in downtown Franklin. The outpost will be led by Darla Bousselot, who joined the firm in 2014, and focus on marketing products to wealthy individuals.
“High net-worth individuals and families have extraordinary insurance needs because of the major investments they have made in their property and possessions,” said Darla Bousselot, Anderson Benson partner. “There is a big demand from customers who recognize that risk management is a valuable part of life and to achieve comfort and security means more expert consultation from their insurance agent. That’s what we will provide in expanding our services in Williamson County.”
Jonathan Romeo got to stay up late with the Brentwood Board of Commissioners Tuesday night as its members considered and then turned down a proposal by Pearl Street Partners to rezone more than 260 acres located on Crockett Road off Wilson Pike. Pearl Street's plan would have allowed for denser development than is currently allowed, and the 232 homes it envisioned were seen as too much. Said Commissioner Anne Dunn:
"Some of our institutions in the area are just bursting at the seams. I just cannot look at this — as nice as it is — and not feel that 125 vs.  isn't a difference. I just cannot believe that the traffic's not going to be different ... I cannot support it. That's not reflection on you. You tried to offer something to everyone and I think that may be part of the problem."
Belmont University will unveil today its professional education and corporate meeting facility in Cool Springs.
The facility is housed in a building located at 310 Billingsly Court in Franklin.
BU officials said in a release that the new Williamson County location will provide easily accessible classrooms for courses in Belmont’s adult degree, professional and continuing education programs, as well as event and meeting rental space for area businesses and organizations.
Belmont originally opened a satellite location in Cool Springs in 2002 on Seaboard Lane, allowing Williamson County residents and employees close access and opportune times to take classes through the university’s adult degree program.
Boyle Nashville has begun marketing the next section of its massive Berry Farms projects at Interstate 65 and Peytonsville Road. The Warren Place section of Berry Farms will have 66 lots — 15 of them townhomes — and eventually have houses on them ranging from $250,000 to more than $800,000. Check out more info here.
Jonathan Romeo at Brentwood Home Page has the story on Batson & Associates' plan to build a four-in-one auto dealership for Aston Martin, Bentley, Maserati and Rolls-Royce on Mallory Lane north of Moores Lane in Brentwood. The Music City Motorcars project would take up almost five acres and join nearby dealerships for Audi, BMW, Mini and Porsche.
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