Permit Patrol: 13 August 2010

TSU adding athletic facilities, apartments in Madison, regional bank growing on the east side, and more...

Madison apartments
Bacar Constructors will build 104 apartment units spread across five buildings on North Dupont Avenue in the Madison. Combined, the buildings’ construction is valued at about $10 million.

NES’ new substation
Bell & Associates has pulled a permit on behalf of Nashville Electric Service to lay the foundation for the utility’s new substation at 419 Sixth Ave. S., across from the rising Music City Center, which is rising in the spot where NES’ substation now stands. Bell’s work on this phase of the project is valued at $3.2 million.

TSU’s turn
A week after Trevecca said it will spend $2 million on new office space, Tennessee State University has pulled a permit worth $11.2 million to build an athletic practice facility and adjoining administrative building. Lee Adcock Construction Co. will handle the job.

Cascades remade
Another week, another Gaylord job: The resort operator has contract with D.F. Chase for the renovation of back-of-house offices in the Cascades area of the Gaylord Opryland. This part of the massive Opryland cleanup is worth $884,000.

Banking on it
U.S. Bank will open its 50th Middle Tennessee branch at 4601 Gallatin Pike after Tri-North Builders Inc. wraps up construction of the 3,240-square-foot building near the Broadmoor Drive. The project for the region’s ninth-largest bank by deposits is valued at $361,5000.

A Network Solution solution
Wellspring Builders Inc. has snagged a contract to renovate a second-floor suite in the Cannery Row complex for IT systems integrator Network Solutions Group LLC. The contract is worth $187,000.

Hospital info
The first floor of Saint Thomas Hospital is being transformed into a “health information area” courtesy of the folks at Turner Universal Construction Co. The hospital’s permit is for $125,000 of work.

Bulldozers at Beaman
It’s not a big dollar amount but the long-term overhaul of downtown’s Beaman Automotive complex is taking another step. Harris Demolition LLC will take down a small building near the corner of 15th Avenue and Broadway for about $14,000.

Mickey D’s in Hickory Hollow
The Conseco Group has pulled a permit to build a new 5,235-square-foot McDonald’s restaurant at 5301 Hickory Hollow Mall Lane. The work to replace the existing Mickey D’s across from the mall is worth $607,000.