Brentwood picks police, courts software vendor

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.

Nov 14, 2014 6:43 AM

Spectrum | Emery lands two tenants for One Franklin Park

Eco-Energy, Franklin American Mortgage sign leases at soon-to-open office building
Nov 13, 2014 12:21 PM

Atlanta developer pursues Cool Springs site for apartment project

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.

Nov 5, 2014 7:15 AM

Peak 10 to add local data center in '15

Franklin facility expansion to wrap up this month
Nov 5, 2014 6:54 AM

Hill enlists D.H. Griffin for TBC building demo work

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.

Nov 3, 2014 2:23 PM

Franklin billionaire buys Williamson site for $18.6M

Franklin-based billionaire Brad Kelley has acquired 207 acres in Williamson County for $18.6 million, Nashville Business Journal reports.

The lands sits at the site where Cool Springs Boulevard dead-ends into Mack Hatcher Parkway within the Franklin city limits.

Forbes estimates Kelley's net worth at $2.1 billion.

Read more here.

Oct 31, 2014 6:55 AM

Two-day music festival planned for Franklin

The lead singer of Better Than Ezra is leading a group that's organizing a two-day acoustic music and food festival at Franklin's Harlinsdale Farm complex. The goal is to feature artists from a number of genres and draw about 15,000 people. Michael Ackley at Franklin Homepage has more info.

Ward 4 Alderman Margaret Martin asked if the event will turn into another music festival like Bonaroo. Griffin responded by saying that "the 'B' word is a bad word for us."

"This Franklin festival skews older," he said. "We're not going for kids. There is no camping. This will suit the high-end atmosphere of Franklin."

Oct 29, 2014 9:57 AM

HealthSouth explores partnership with Vanderbilt

Franklin facility would be second JV with VUMC
Oct 23, 2014 1:06 PM

Franklin Synergy promotes risk manager to SVP

Three-decade veteran joined bank last year
Oct 16, 2014 12:23 PM

Nolensville craft beer company eyes summer 2015 opening

Nolensville-based startup microbrewery Mill Creek Brewing Co. is seeking to raise $110,000 via Kickstarter, according to company Founder Chris Going.

MCBC already has raised investment capital and secured bank loans totaling  $900,000, Going said.

A long-time homebrewer and certified beer judge, Going said he will offer those who pledge at least $25 via Kickstarter first-run pint glasses, T-shirts, tickets to the MCBC pre-opening party and a lifetime mug club membership.

“We’re slated to open by summer 2015,” Going said. “We’re excited about bringing our approachable craft beer to Nashville beer drinkers.”

Going said MCBC is currently negotiating a lease for space in a 25,000-square-foot facility in Nolensville. He declined to disclose the specific property.

MCBC will hire a brewmaster to begin operations, Going said, noting, “We want to offer a high level of quality right out of the gate.”

To begin operations, Going will offer the following quartet of beers: Lil Darlin (a citrusy wheat beer); Silo (a farmhouse ale); Landmark (a crisp, historic-style German lager); and Hopscotch (a West Coast IPA).

Once operational, MCBC would join fellow Williamson County craft brewing companies Cool Springs Brewery and Turtle Anarchy Brewing Co.

Oct 10, 2014 10:55 AM