Alexander expects courthouse fund approval

Sen. Lamar Alexander says he expects the Senate Appropriations committee to approve funds for a new federal courthouse in Nashville:

"This is extremely good news for Nashville because, in a rare move, the bill will include funding in one fiscal year for what is intended to be the full amount of funding to build the new courthouse, instead of spreading the funding out over several years," said Alexander, a senior member of the committee.

"This means the courthouse project, which is desperately needed, will finally be completed."

Jul 22, 2015 1:53 PM

North Nashville site sells to entity with development tie

Clifton Avenue property located near area seeing infill activity
Jul 22, 2015 1:21 PM

LifeWay lands $4.9M in incentives

The Metro Development and Housing Agency board has approved up to $11 million in public incentives for various planned projects, including $4.9 million for a LifeWay Christian Resources headquarters buildings set for Rolling Mill Hill and on Metro land.

In addition to the LifeWay project, and as The Tennessean reports, the money will go toward the development of a boutique hotel planned for Printers Alley and a retail space on Jefferson Street. The board approved the incentives Tuesday.

LifeWay is expected to pay Metro $12.7 million for the site, which is located at the northeast corner of the intersection of Korean Veterans Boulevard and First Avenue South.

Read more here.

Jul 22, 2015 8:48 AM

Franklin Synergy adds 'Boro commercial banker

35-year industry pro had been working special assets at First Tennessee
Jul 21, 2015 3:00 PM

MDHA committee OKs SoBro hotel project design

Entity also votes down parking lot planned for fast-changing district
Jul 21, 2015 2:27 PM

Vanderbilt pays $5.25M for historic religious building

University to use facility for office space
Jul 21, 2015 1:07 PM

National Seating & Mobility leases Birmingham space

National Seating & Mobility has signed a lease for space in a Birmingham industrial building, the Birmingham Business Journal reports.

The Franklin-based company, which specializes in custom mobility, rehab and adaptive seating, will take 9,500 square feet in the building, the address for which is 115 45th Place N.

The lease (read more here) follows National Seating & Mobility’s announcement in May that it had opened branches in New Redding, California, and Cleveland.

Relatedly, the company in July 2014 named William Mixon as CEO (read more here).

Jul 21, 2015 12:30 PM

MDHA votes down proposed East Nashville project

Developer to consider modifications for mixed-use building planned for Woodland Street
Jul 21, 2015 10:44 AM

IRS hiring for Cool Springs site

The Internal Revenue Service is looking to add 55 people to its tax return processing staff on International Drive in Cool Springs. The full-time seasonal positions are expected to be for six months starting in mid-December but could be extended. The salaries will range from about $32,000 to more than $41,000.

Jul 21, 2015 10:44 AM

Metro stops work on Sylvan Park project

The Metro Department of Codes has ordered Nashville-based boutique developer Priam Ventures to stop working on a Sylvan Park project, The Tennessean reports.

On July 14, the Sylvan Park Neighborhood Association filed a complaint contending the project, located near the intersection of 46th and Utah avenues, was not in compliance with the specific building plan, according to the morning daily.

The building (read more here) is to be home to Scout's Barbershop and Truss, a restaurant concept from Doug Hogrefe, Deb Paquette and Paul Schramkowski.

Jul 21, 2015 8:30 AM