November start planned for Germantown townhomes

Local development firm Forbes|Plunkett Group will break ground Nov. 1 on its 4th Avenue Townhomes project, a four-unit project at 1610 Fourth Ave. N. in Germantown. Two of the four units will be 1,711 square feet, the others 1,391 square feet each. All will have rooftop terraces and are expected to be on the market by next April.

"Germantown is one of the most desired urban areas in Nashville," said developer Brandon Plunkett. "The response to our other residential projects in the neighborhood has been encouraging and we're excited to continue to expand our footprint with the 4th Avenue Townhomes.”

The Forbes|Plunkett team has been involved in the development of 10 homes in Germantown neighborhood. The 4th Avenue Townhomes were designed by Nashville-based RobinetteDyer Architects and will be built by Cygnus Construction. Franklin Synergy Bank is providing financing and the Forbes|Plunkett team at Fridrich & Clark Realty will market the properties.

(Image by RobinetteDyer Architects)

SEE ALSO: Details of Forbes|Plunkett's Sylvan Heights' project

Oct 1, 2015 10:03 AM

Developer to jumpstart Germantown project, begin Salemtown development

Thrive Homes enlists same team for both efforts
Sep 17, 2015 12:27 PM

Pontes unveils details of second Geist eatery

'More informal' concept scheduled to open near Sounds stadium in late spring
Sep 8, 2015 11:01 AM

Germantown site set for project sells for $8.8M

Ohio-based development company Lifestyle Communities has paid $8.8 million for a 4.77-acre Germantown site, according to Metro documents.

LC is planning a massive apartment project for the site (see here courtesy of Google Maps), the address for which is 1226 Second Ave. N. The development, an image for which has yet to be released, would feature a new road slicing through the interior of a site with four structures, yielding a distinctive form and function (read more here..

McRedmond Partners LLC was the seller.


Aug 21, 2015 9:37 AM

MDHA OKs plans for Germantown, SoBro projects

The Metro Development and Housing Agency Design Review Committee today voted to approve projects in SoBro and Germantown, among others.

The committee OK’d the conceptual plan for a Germantown residential project to be called Gramercy (pictured here). The approval is pending Metro Historical Commission OK-ing of various exterior elements.

Gramercy would be located at the northeast corner of the intersection of Monroe Street and Seventh Avenue North (see here courtesy of Google Maps).

The site is located within MDHA’s Phillips Jackson Redevelopment District and, as such, committee approval was needed for the concept plan. The Metro Planning Commission also will need to approve.

Nashville-based rootARCH is serving as architect for developer Hidden Valley Homes of Brentwood. (Read more here about the project.)

In addition, the MDHA committee approved the concept plan for a surface parking lot Nashville-based Premier Parking is targeting for the western portion of the Music City Center Roundabout.

With an address of 417 Eighth Ave S. in SoBro (see here courtesy of Google Maps), the parking lot would offer a distinctive shape and vehicular space configuration, robust landscaping and extensive metal fencing. 

Premier, which is led by CEO Ryan Chapman is targeting a 42-space lot. A previous iteration, which the MDHA committee did not approve, offered 44.

Fulmer Engineering is involved in the project.

The site is located within MDHA’s Arts Center Redevelopment District and, as such, committee approval was needed for the concept plan. The Metro Planning Commission also will need to approve. Read more here.

In other action, the committee approved the plan related to a rooftop deck for a SoBro building located at 114 Second Ave. S. (see here courtesy of Google Maps).


(Image courtesy of Hidden Valley Homes and rootARCH.)

Aug 18, 2015 1:38 PM

Industrial Strength Marketing moving to Germantown

Agency tripling space in Werthan relo
Aug 13, 2015 7:22 AM

Permit issued for Germantown building ex-Titan developed

A permit has been issued to allow removal of a portion of the concrete parking deck of Germantown's The Square at Fourth and Madison, a mixed-use building  former Tennessee Titans offensive tackle Michael Roos developed.

According to the Metro Codes Department document, Demo Plus will handle the work. The permit is valued at $31,850.

Of note, the building is recognized, in part, for a rooftop basketball court.

Aug 7, 2015 6:45 AM

Germantown's Morgan Park Place West lands eight residences

Morgan Park Place West in Germantown is slated for eight more residences to be located between Fourth Avenue on the east and Fifth Avenue on the west.

Martin Construction Co. is overseeing the work, according to a Metro Codes document.

The work will consist of two buildings, each with three residences, and one building with two residences. The document does not detail the specific sites for the three buildings but Van Buren Street is the micro-development's key street. (Morgan Park Place East runs along Van Buren's north side between Third Avenue on the east and Fourth on the west.)

See the site here courtesy of Google Maps.

Jul 31, 2015 7:05 AM

Nonprofit considers selling historic Germantown property

Deal would involve Neighborhoods Resource Center, Metro, ex-fire hall building
Jul 10, 2015 7:00 AM

Summer start eyed for work at Geist site on north side

A trio of Nashville-based developers has unveiled redevelopment plans and is targeting a late-summer start for the historic John Geist property located on Jefferson Street between Third and Fourth avenues, one block north of First Tennessee Park on the southern fringe of Germantown.

As first reported by Nashville Business Journal, local restaurateur Miranda Whitcomb Pontes is targeting the Geist building for a new concept, full details of which have yet to be disclosed. 

Ronnie Wenzler, DTZ senior manager, and Tom Gibson and Allen Arender, both of Holladay Properties, own the site. The trio (which acquire the property for $750,000 in 2014) redeveloped a vacant warehouse located adjacent to (and to the east of) the Geist site. That structure is now called the BowTruss Building.

Arender, Gibson and Wenzler have tapped Berry Hill-based D|AAD to reinvent the building (sometimes called The Forge given it was used for blacksmithing) with a new structure to its west and an outdoor space to its east. Nick Dryden, D|AAD founder, will oversee that effort.

Allen said Whitcomb Pontes will take the approximately 2,000 square feet in the historic North Nashville building (see here courtesy of Google Maps), with the team seeking a second restaurant operator for a new building that will span 3,500 square feet.

As to the design of the future new building, Arrender (pictured) said the team wants a blend of contrast and cohesion. A historic replica will not be attempted.

“It will not be an attempt to match the building that exists on site but [rather] complement the existing building,” he said, adding that the primary exterior material will be brick.

Given the site sits within the Metro Development and Housing Agency’s Phillips Jackson Redevelopment District, the agency’s design review

Whitcomb Pontes told NBJ she is hoping to open her restaurant by late spring 2016.




(Image courtesy of D|AAD)



Jun 30, 2015 9:05 AM