Permit Patrol: 1 April 2013

Work starts on Werthan apartments, big build at Meharry, Gruhn's new gig, and more...

First up for Flats at Werthan Mills

R.C. Mathews has been issued a $10.8 million permit to build a four-story, 140,000-square-foot, 409-space parking garage to be located at 1515 Fifth Ave. N. for The Flats at Werthan Mills. The project also includes a 310,000-square-foot, 282-unit apartment building.

Big build at Meharry

Messer has the $9.9 million contract to build the Turner Family Center at Meharry Medical College. The planned 80,000-square-foot building (pictured here) will include an auditorium, study and classroom space, a food court, space for conferences, events and educational seminars, and a visitors center.

Gruhn re-strings

Gruhn Guitar is readying its new location at 2120 Eighth Ave. S. Noble has the $600,000 contract to rehab the interior of the three-story building (once home to Emma and the Nashville Scene) for the stringed-instruments store, which is leaving its long-time Broadway location.

Three new school toppers

RSS Roofing will put new tops on Glen Elementary — for $3.2 million — as well as Schwab Elementary at a cost of $505,000 and DuPont for $654,000.