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.
A Utah-based apartment investment company has bought apartment complexes in Goodlettsville and Murfreesboro for an undisclosed sum. In acquiring The Ridge at Green Haven and Summerlake, Peak Capital Partners has doubled its presence in greater Nashville, and founder and Managing Partner Jamie Dunn said his team expects to invest more in the region. The Ridge at Green Haven has 191 units and is 95 percent occupied while Summerlake has 176 units and is 92 percent full. Peak Capital was founded in 2007 and owns 80 apartment communities in 15 states.
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.
Developers are looking to add more than 100 homes on 149 acres to two Brentwood subdivisions — one new, one an addition to Glen Abbey — east of Wilson Pike near Ravenwood High School. Jonathan Romeo at Brentwood Home Page has the details here.
Executives with Hemlock Semiconductor have decided to permanently close their massive Clarksville factory complex without it ever producing a finished batch of polycrystalline silicon, the rock-like material used in solar panels and semiconductor chips. Hemlock announced six years ago that it would invest more than $1 billion in Clarksville, but a global supply glut and the threat of Chinese tariffs led the company to lay off its 300 local workers in the spring of 2013.
Jimmy Settle has the story for The Leaf-Chronicle.
Now, the company will have to work with local government to determine what parts of the massive facility they built here just within the past few years can perhaps be re-purposed for other business uses.
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