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

New image released for project planned for Germantown

Brentwood-based Grove Park Land Co. has released an updated image for its residential project targeted for Germantown as it preps to go before the Metro Planning Commission on Thursday, June 25, to request a specific plan mixed-use zoning.

As now proposed, the five-story building would offer 101 apartments (it had been 95). It will be located at the northeast corner of the intersection of Third Avenue North and Madison Street (see the site here courtesy of Google Maps). 

Grove Park will co-develop the site with Charlotte, North Carolina-based Delray Ventures.

Charlotte-based Cline Design is serving as architect, with Brentwood-based b3studio providing design consulting. T-Square Engineering Inc., which is also based in Brentwood, is handling land-use planning and civil engineering duties.

Grove Park officials could not be reached for comment.

Read more about the project here.

(Images courtesy of Grove Park, Delray and Cline)

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Jun 23, 2015 7:00 AM

Germantown brewery owners land permit

The owners of Germantown-based Bearded Iris Brewing Co. have landed a permit for interior renovations to the building from which they will operate, according to a Metro Codes Department document.

The Carter Group will handle the work, with the permit valued at $140,000.

The building is located at 101 Van Buren St., with Bearded Iris to be the fast-changing mixed-use district’s first micro brewery.

Jun 12, 2015 7:00 AM

Hattie B's eyes Germantown

Nashville-based Hattie B's Hot Chicken is targeting a Germantown location, The Tennessean reports.

According to the morning daily, father and son owners Nick Bishop Sr. and Nick Bishop Jr. will operate what will be their third local eatery from a proposed mixed-use development to be located at the southeast corner of the intersection of Rosa L. Parks Boulevard and Monroe Street. In addition to restaurant and retail space, the building will include three stories of apartments.

The Bishops are hoping to open in late 2016 or early 2017, The Tennessean reports.

Jun 11, 2015 10:41 AM

Germantown sees record with residential sale

Werthan Lofts unit goes for $1.125M
Jun 5, 2015 1:47 PM

MDHA OKs Lower Broad building project

Committee also approves two Germantown developments, among others
Jun 2, 2015 12:46 PM

Germantown project lands permit

Charlotte, N.C.-based apartment developer Proffitt Dixon Partners has landed a permit for foundation work at Fountains at Germantown, now under construction in the North Nashville district from which the project takes its name.

Doster Construction Co. is handling the work, with the permit valued at approximately $1.84 million.

Located at 1407 Third Ave. N., the site is adjacent to the parcel home to Butchertown Hall

Read more here.

Jun 1, 2015 1:30 PM

Reed promotes VP to partner

New role for industry vet follows PR company's Midtown move
Jun 1, 2015 7:00 AM