Belmont University has named its most recently opened building the R. Milton and Denice Johnson Center.
The building’s moniker honors the longtime BU trustee, BU graduate and HCA Chairman and CEO Milton Johnson, who teams with his wife as benefactors of the Bridges to Belmont Endowed Scholarship. The Johnsons recently donated $10 million to BU to create the scholarship fund (read here).
The Johnson Center (see the site here courtesy of Google Maps and read more here) houses the BU Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business, the BU media studies program and a 950-seat cafeteria.
With a price tag of $87 million, the 134,000-square-foot Johnson Center boasts $3.6 million in technology resources and specialized equipment to serve students majoring in entertainment industry studies, music business, audio engineering technology, songwriting, motion pictures and media studies. It includes classroom, lab, performance, production and research space options.
“From top to bottom, this building reflects innovation, excellence and a strong commitment to setting our students up for success,” Belmont President Bob Fisher said in the release. “Our Curb College and media studies majors will be privileged to work with equipment and in settings that meet or exceed industry standards, preparing them to not simply achieve their career goals but to lead their respective industries. It’s only appropriate that we should name this building in honor of a man who is at the forefront of his industry and a couple who generously support education with their time, energy and resources.”
Milton Johnson (pictured) said the new center will help Belmont “provide its students with the technology and other resources needed to become the best in their fields, while also enhancing campus life for all students.”
Nashville-base real estate investor and developer D.J. Wootson has a 22-unit apartment building in North Nashville under contract, The Tennessean reports.
Located at the northeast corner of the intersection of 28th Avenue North and Jefferson Street east of the Tennessee State University campus, the building is known as Jefferson Manor (see here courtesy of Google Maps).
Wootson (pictured), a principal with Nashville-based Titus Young Real Estate, also is eyeing 1821 Jefferson, a mixed-use building to offer 18 apartment units and about 3,000 square feet of retail space to house a Bongo Java-branded cafe and a Smoothie King (read more here). He is teaming with business partner John Ingram and Bongo Productions President Bob Bernstein on that project (an image for which is seen below) and hopes to break ground in October, according to the morning daily.
(Rendering courtesy of Titus Young Real Estate and Anthony Marlow)
Harpeth Development’s Solo East, a 121-unit condominium development under construction in South Inglewood, has hit the 50 percent pre-sold mark after 74 days on the market.
The project (read more here) is tentatively scheduled for completion by September 2016, according to a release.
“Based on our detailed analysis of the Nashville market and local consumer needs, we knew there was growing demand for attainable and affordable housing in this area,” Harpeth Development co-founder Bruce McNeilage said in the release. “The demand for our condominiums is proving us correct.”
Crescent Communities has landed 10 permits for its Crescent Music Row mixed-use project under construction at 1221 Division St. near both Music Row and The Gulch, according to a Metro Codes Department document.
Balfour Beatty Construction is handling the job, with the permits valued at a collective approximately $12.26 million.
The building will offer 275 luxury apartment units and about 8,000 square feet of ground-level retail space.
Read more about the project and see a large image here.
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