Trolley Barns secures letter of intent for last building

Rolling Mill Hill complex now fully spoken for

A bit more than one year after the Trolley Barns opened, the sixth and final building in the complex on Rolling Mill Hill has secured a letter of intent.

Bert Mathews, whose Mathews Company is the developer of the adaptive reuse project, said the prospective tenant, whom he declined to identify, would take up the entire building.

Relatedly, space for the Nashville Entrepreneur Center is being readied in the fifth Trolley Barns building. The building, which the center will fully occupy, is slated to be ready by late May.

Six organizations, and a handful of sub-tenants, operate within the four currently occupied buildings, Mathews said. Among them are marketing company Emma and the Center for Nonprofit Management.

“The project is now 100 percent committed,” Mathews said. “It’s great. We got very lucky.”

Colliers International is the leasing agent for the Trolley Barns, which are located on Lea Street on the west bank of the Cumberland River. R.C. Mathews Contractor has served as general contractor, with the Metro Development and Housing Agency as the land lessor.