Developer buys Gulch site for $1.1M

SEV now controls full corner at Eighth and Division
Jul 24, 2015 5:17 PM

Permit issued for boutique hotel in Gulch

Nashville-based MarketStreet Enterprises has landed a permit for its Thompson Nashville hotel building under construction in The Gulch, according to a Metro Codes Department document.

The 12-story 224-room boutique hotel will have an address of 401 11th Ave. S. MarketStreet is teaming with Commune Hotels & Resorts, AJ Capital Partners and The Berger Company on the development.

JE Dunn Construction is handling the work, with the permit valued at about $25 million.

Nashville-based Hastings Architecture Associates is designing the building, which also will feature retail space and is slated for a late 2016 completion.

Read more here.

Jul 15, 2015 7:10 AM

Real estate notes: NYC investor buys more Gulch property

Also: SoBro building lands tenants; airport-area property sells for $1.25M
Jun 19, 2015 10:39 AM

Restaurant looming for Gulch tower Twelve|Twelve?

Word this week that Eakin Partners has landed Del Frisco’s Grille as a future tenant for its under-construction 1201 Demonbreun (read more here) may not be the high-profile Gulch's last bit of restaurant news for now.

Specifically, mixed-use tower Twelve|Twelve (located next to the aforementioned 1201) may soon have a tenant for its ground-level retail/restaurant space that fronts 12th Avenue.

With the Post editorial offices located in a building across the street from the 23-story Twelve|Twelve, we have a front row view of the happenings. Various prospective restaurant operators and officials have been spotted on the site — including, recently, those with M Street Entertainment Group (think Virago, Kayne Prime and Whiskey Kitchen, all of which are located one block north of Twelve|Twelve).

Ray Henlser, who co-developed Twelve|Twelve with Florida-based Stiles Corp., said progress is being made in landing a tenant.

“I can only confirm that we are working to finalize a deal with a local restaurateur,” Hensler told the Post in an email.

Local entities believed to be interested in the space could not be reached for comment.

Jun 18, 2015 7:22 AM

200th Twelve | Twelve unit sold

Gulch luxury condominium tower Twelve | Twelve has hit a milestone, with 200 residences having been sold, according to developer Ray Hensler.

The sleek 23-story building, which also has retail space and began welcoming residents in January, offers 286 units.

Hensler co-developed Twelve | Twelve with Florida-based Stiles Corp.

Nashville-based PARKS is overseeing the marketing of the building and has handled many its unit sales.


Jun 17, 2015 12:40 PM

Eakin Gulch tower lands upscale restaurant and bar

Texas company to take ground-level space in 15-story building
Jun 16, 2015 1:54 PM

Commentary: One man's look at Gulch Crossing

On a recent sunny day and with my spirits lifted by the thought of taking a brief break from the modest office space from which I work, I joined MarketStreet Enterprises Development Director Dirk Melton for a tour of the company’s now-open Gulch Crossing mixed-use building.

I left the sleek structure 30 minutes later — impressed.

Architect Earl Swensson Associates did a strong job of melding contemporary materials and forms (glass, metal, aluminum, concrete, etc.) with traditional concepts — particularly multiple access points (for both humans and vehicles) and an interesting mixture of uses (11th Avenue retail, lobby service retail with The Bank of Nashville and office space).

One of the design highlights is the building’s color scheme of dark blue, charcoal, light gray and white.

In addition, the lobby and outdoor commons areas — highlighted by stunning art pieces — rank among the best in the city.

In fairness, I have heard criticism of the building. Some folks contend it is too “boxy,” while others (this writer included) are not fans of the tubular columns that suggest “stilts” and on which the building sits at the Demonbreun Street Viaduct level.

But overall, Gulch Crossing succeeds in so many ways.

An exterior highlight of specific note are the two roof-level signs for The Bank of Nashville and Raymond James. The simple white lighting and appropriate proportionality are quite tasteful.

Relatedly, the “inverted L” lights on the structure’s north and south faces and, similarly, the well-lit staircase that spans 11th to the viaduct are attractive and eye-catching. As is the water feature near the viaduct.

In short, this is a handsome building befitting of a distinctive site.

I left Gulch Crossing pining for the day that my employer could relocate to the building — yet knowing that if that move never happens, I can at least stroll through its lobby on my post-workday walk home.

(Photos courtesy of Attic Fire Photography)


Jun 15, 2015 6:45 AM

Ingram buys Gulch building for $2.13M

Nashville-based businessman John Ingram has paid $2.13 million for a small Gulch building home to lifestyle consulting firm Well Placed Smile, The Tennessean reports.

Ingram, whose wife Stephanie Ingram co-founded Well Placed Smile with Louis Upkins, told the morning daily he plans to lease half of the one-story building, which is located at 907 Gleaves St.

Jun 12, 2015 2:33 PM

Crane erected at Gulch construction site on Division

A tower crane is being erected at the construction site for 1000 Division, the mixed-use project now underway in The Gulch.

Nashville-based Mainland Urban Development and Brentwood-based Armistead Arnold Pollard Real Estate Services are partnering on the project.

Read more here.


Jun 12, 2015 2:20 PM

MarketStreet buys Grassmere Business Park buildings for $25.94M

Gulch developer takes over portion of suburban office complex
Jun 12, 2015 12:32 PM