Year's end completion date targeted for Cummins Station update

Project could carry $1M price tag, will include balconies

Cummins Station owner DZL Management Co. is targeting an end-of-year completion for a retrofit job on the iconic downtown building’s south face.

Zach Liff, DZL Management president, said the project, which could carry a price tag of up to $1 million, is focused on adding balconies for the offices facing south on floors 3-5.

“This will activate the south end of the building and create higher-value space,” Liff said. “The final schedule isn’t set but we hope to be finished by the end of the year.”

The offices in the portion of the building affected are 100 percent occupied. Liff said the fourth floor (home to Windy Hill Spirits) will be finished first, with the third floor (the local office of Echo Global Logistics) and the fifth floor (Outback Concerts and Kimley-Horn & Associates Inc.) to follow.

The general contractor is Modern Construction, led by Wayne Wantz, with Smith Gee Studio handling architectural duties. Both entities are Nashville based.

The effort includes removal of some walls and rebuilding with new windows, frames and doorways, Liff said.

“It’s something we’ve planned for a few years and it should be [a strong update],” he said.

The move follows DZL’s recent $8.9 million purchase of a surface parking lot located across 10th Avenue South from Cummins Station (read more here).

Relatedly, the most recent project at Cummins Station involved the renovation of part of the west wall façade in 2013.