David Scharf, the owner of several senior living projects to the south of Nashville, on Thursday submitted an application to build an assisted-living facility on six high-profile acres located at Franklin Road and Wilson Pike Circle in Brentwood. The project is one of several big plans that will soon go before city commissioners; Jonathan Romeo has all the details at Brentwood Homepage.
Los Angeles-based Sky Zone is preparing to open its first Nashville-area indoor trampoline park early next year in part of the former Kroger store in Franklin's Williamson Square. Franchisee Chris Avery has leased about 20,000 square feet and tells Franklin Homepage he is aiming to open his doors in February.
Officials with home builder Jones Company say they have wrapped up their acquisition of more than 150 acres on which they and peers from Drees Homes will build almost 250 houses ranging from 1,800 to 4,000 square feet. Actual construction on the Summerlyn neighborhood is expected to start later this year.
Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. regulators in late July barred Art Helf, a co-founder and former chairman and CEO of Tennessee Commerce Bancorp, and Lamar Cox, who was at times chief administrative officer, CFO and COO at the failed bank, from holding any position of authority in a financial business under the agency's purview. Helf, on the left in our photo, and Cox are the second and third former execs of Tennessee Commerce to come under regulatory fire: Earlier this year, the FDIC said it was going after former CEO Mike Sapp for alleged breaches of his fiduciary duty. The orders against Helf and Cox, which were made public late last week, came after both men waived their right to a hearing on the FDIC's charges but neither admitted to nor denied those claims.
Southern Care Inc. owner Richard Chavez has submitted plans to Franklin officials to build an assisted-living center behind the Williamson Square shopping center on Highway 96 in Franklin. The complex is planned to comprise 68 rooms as well as a row of townhomes. Michael Ackley has more at Franklin Homepage.
H.G. Hill Realty Co. has submitted the first of three plans for its Hill Center Brentwood and is targeting a September demolition at the site of the planned project.
The project's first phase will include 153,600 square feet of office space, 57,730 square feet of retail space and 20,200 square feet for restaurant space.
The preliminary plan now submitted to the Brentwood Planning Commission includes a buffer. The commission will vote on phase one on Sept. 2.
“The first [submittal] is to establish the setback on Maryland Way and to increase the buffer along the residential boundary, which was discussed in all of the community and city meetings, and is something our neighbors are in agreement with,” said Jimmy Granbery, Hill CEO. “We will also be seeking approval to add height to the existing brick walls to offer neighbors additional screening.”
Granbery said the second submittal in November will be for a mass grading and site utility plan. The final submittal will include building elevations, veneer materials and detailed engineering drawings as it relates to all roads and right-of-way improvements.
Demolition of the buildings last home to Murray Ohio and the Tennessee Baptist Convention headquarters will begin in September, with mass grading initiated in January and building construction in spring 2015, Granbery said.
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