Major mixed-use project proposed for Green Hills

Building would offer hotel, office space and retail

A major mixed-use development — including hotel, retail, restaurant and office space — is planned for Green Hills, with the developer to go before the Metro Planning Commission on Dec. 13 to seek a zoning change that would accommodate the project.

Gallatin-based Green & Little LP hopes to develop the project, which would be built at the point at which Crestmoor Avenue curves and becomes Cleghorn Avenue. The building would anchor the west side of Cleghorn, with three buildings (seen in the left segment of this image courtesy of Google Maps) currently sitting on the site to be razed if the project materializes. Green & Little has owned for eight years one of the two parcels (on which two buildings sit) and earlier this year bought the second.

Lee Zoller, a member of the development team, said much needs to be done before construction can start. In addition to planning commission approval, Green & Little will need to negotiate the termination of leases of those tenants in its buildings. Also, the developer will need to find an anchor tenant.

“If all went well, the earliest we would break ground is 2014,” said Zoller, who is teaming with L.A. Green, Len Little and a silent partner on the project.

Zoller said the development team has met with area residents, commercial property owners and business owners to discuss the project. He said the Metro Planning and Metro Codes departments have been supportive, as has District 25 Councilman Sean McGuire.

“Our mission is to see if we can get this project done,” Zoller said.

Gresham Smith & Partners is serving as both architect and engineer for the project. Zoller declined to provide information about a general contractor or a bank that might provide financing.

Nearby, Chartwell Hospitality is building a $22.5 million 123-room Courtyard by Marriott on Bedford Avenue.


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