Roundabout tower named Element Music Row

Charlotte-based Childress Klein Properties will use Element Music Row as the name of its 19-story mixed-use tower under construction at 1515 Demonbreun St. in Midtown.

The building — which will feature 431 apartment units, about 6,000 square feet of retail space and a 600-space garage — will front Musica on the Music Row Roundabout.

Fred Klein (pictured), CKP partner, said the marketing move involving the naming will be accompanied by a website that should go live in a few weeks.

“We plan to begin pre-leasing in summer 2015,” he said.

Klein said 1515 Demonbreun was a working name used in a general manner until an official name was given. Temporary signage with “Element Music Row” was installed at the worksite last week.

Element Music Row joins fellow Childress Klein buildings Element Uptown (located on the fringe of Charlotte’s central business district) and Element at Carolina Bay (located in Charleston, South Carolina). The development company is also working on Element South, to be located in Ballentyne near Charlotte.

Atlanta-based architect Rule Joy Trammell + Rubio, which designed Element Uptown, has designed the Music Row Roundabout tower.

Read more here.

Jul 22, 2014 7:15 AM

Commission meeting to address various infill projects

Thursday's Metro Planning Commission meeting will offer votes on various infill developments of note.

These include the following:

A request by Nashville-based Gulchetto Enterprises Inc. for a specific plan that will allow a 45-unit apartment building to be constructed at 1212 Hawkins St. and 1119 and 1121 Sigler St. (Read more here.)

A request to amend a specific plan zoning on Germantown properties located at 1102 and 1138 Third Ave. N. and 1121 Second Ave. North and that would allow the planned Broadstone Germantown building (previously called Stadium Lofts) that Phoenix-based developer Alliance Residential Co. want to develop to rise 85 feet instead of 75 feet. (Read more here.)

A request to rezone from one and two-family residential to specific plan properties located on Litton Avenue and to be a 130-unit condominium project developed Parks at Five Points LLC. See a preliminary image below from project architect Kline Swinney Associates. (Read more here.)

A request to revise the preliminary plan and for final site plan approval for a portion of the Melrose Commercial Planned Unit Development Overlay District for property located at 2625 Franklin Pike (at the southeast corner of Franklin Pike and Gale Lane) to permit the development of a 7,651-square-foot restaurant and retail building.



Jul 22, 2014 7:00 AM building lands upgrades

The Nashville International Airport-area building home to an distribution and warehousing operations is slated for about $3.25 million in upgrades, according to Metro Codes Administration Services documents.

Diversified Conveyors Inc. will install a new conveyor system in the building, with the permit valued at about $2.53 million.

Similarly, T.W. Frierson Contractor Inc. will handle some upgrades to the building. The permit value for that effort is $750,000.

Nashville Dell Parkway Ltd. LLC and others own the building.

Jul 21, 2014 10:50 AM

Permit Patrol: 21 July 2014

NES' big build, Hillsboro Village apartment project continues, and more...
Jul 21, 2014 7:00 AM

Work starts on SoBro's Bakersfield

Work has started on the interior of Bakersfield — the restaurant chain inspired by the 1950s-60s rebel era of country music and offering Mexican street food — with the owners targeting a Dec. 1 opening in a street-level retail space of SoBro mixed-use tower Encore.

Joe Lanni, co-founder of Bakersfield parent company The Thunderdome Restaurant Group, said the team handling the build-out includes Virginia-based general contractor TMG Construction Corp. and Arizona-based architect Neptune Design Group.

“We’re pleased to be started down the path to opening, and we’re looking forward to being a great member of the neighborhood,” said Lanni, who declined to disclose a build-out cost. The space faces Third Avenue South at Demonbreun Street and catty-corner from The Southern.

Cincinnati-based The Thunderdome Restaurant Group also includes John Lanni and Alex Blust.

Read more about the project here.

Jul 21, 2014 6:45 AM

Cigna-HealthSpring mulls more MetroCenter space

Insurer could consolidate HQ jobs from Cool Springs
Jul 18, 2014 2:44 PM

North Nashville apartment site targeted for overhaul

Urban Housing Solutions seeks to reinvent parcel
Jul 18, 2014 2:27 PM

Asian restaurant concept eyes Tennessee presence

Chain looking to get to 100 units nationally by '16
Jul 18, 2014 2:10 PM

Lonnie's supporters start petition

With the news that broke this week that the spaces home to Lonnie's Western Room and other Printers Alley businesses could soon be reinvented as a boutique hotel, supporters  of the 25-year-old karaoke establishment started an online petition ("Save Lonnie's Western Room") on At last count, the petition had more than 200 signatures. For an official response from the Obama Administration, the petition must reach 100,000 signatures by Aug. 15. The Scene has more here.

Jul 18, 2014 10:46 AM

Permit issued for SoBro market space

TomKats Inc. is ready to reinvent a Pinnacle at Symphony Place space that will serve as its urban market to be called The Southernaire.

Harvest Construction Co. will serve as general contractor for the project, for which the permit is valued at $353,000.

Read more here.

Jul 18, 2014 7:02 AM