Council vote allows Topgolf project to move forward

The Metro Council has voted to approve a rezoning of North Nashville land on which Topgolf International Inc. plans an entertainment complex on the Cumberland River's East Bank, The Tennessean reports.

The 22.7-acre site sits near the northwest corner of the intersection of Cowan and Jefferson streets. Across the river and west of the site is Germantown.

Read more here.

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Committee approves plan for proposed Germantown project

The Metro Development and Housing Agency Design Review Committee approved today a conceptual site plan for a Germantown project that will incorporate the historic Elliott School building.

Nashville-based The Mainland Cos. envisions adaptively reusing the historic building and constructing two new buildings on what currently are surface parking lots that span the north side of Madison Street between Sixth and Seventh avenues. The project, which could offer 90 condominiums and/or apartments, has yet to be officially named.

Both new buildings could offer ground-level retail and restaurant businesses. Parking would be below grade.

Current historic design guidelines allow for structures of up to three stories fronting Madison and two stories along Sixth and Seventh.

"We are glad we made it through the first stage and look forward to the next step,” Mainland spokesperson Jim Cheney said. “We look forward to working closely with the city of Nashville and the Germantown community to define a great project.

Mainland has hired Nashville-based Manuel Zeitlin Architects to handle design duties.

“Our design would be in keeping with the massing, setbacks, scale and proportions of the neighborhood, Cheney added.

Mainland is under contract to buy the property from Centerstone (read more here). The due diligence period will end in June.

(Image courtesy of Mainland and MZA)



Apr 21, 2015 1:23 PM

MDHA OK's projects targeted for Germantown, Rutledge Hill

The Metro Development and Housing Agency Design Review Committee today approved conceptual plans related to projects planned for both Rutledge Hill and Germantown.

The committee is asking the developer of the proposed mixed-use City Lights Nashville (Rutledge Hill) to modify the building’s rooftop amenities deck. Read more about the project here.

The committee also gave the go-head for Grove Park’s mixed-use project planned for the northeast corner of the intersection of Madison Street and Third Avenue North in Germantown. Read more about the project here.

Both projects would sit within MDHA redevelopment districts and, as such, needed committee approval related to their respective exterior forms and functions.

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Germantown restaurant 5th & Taylor to open by April's end

A key pocket in Germantown is beginning to hum with activity, with the looming opening of the fast-changing area's next restaurant driving the momentum.

Chattanooga-based restaurateur and chef Daniel Lindley told the Post Monday he is “three to four weeks” from opening 5th & Taylor in Germantown.

The restaurant will occupy about 6,200 square feet of a masonry building owned by Atlanta-based developer SWH Residential Partners and called The Warehouse at Taylor Place, which is located next to The Flats at Taylor Place apartment building at 1515 Fifth Ave. N. (See the site here courtesy of Google Maps, with The Warehouse at Taylor Place in the lower right of the image.)

Lindley, a five-time James Beard Award semi-finalist for the “Best Chef: Southeast” category, will offer American fare with a regional emphasis.

Relatedly, SWH is “in discussions with several prospective tenants” for the other space in The Warehouse at Taylor Place, according to John Tirrill, SWH managing partner.

“We have not signed letters of intent or leases with any,” Tirrill said. “We have about 7,500 more square feet to lease and we’ve been taking our time. Roughly 4,500 to 5,000 could be creative office space. And for the balance of the space, we’d like to find a retail tenant that would both complement the neighborhood and Daniel Lindley.”

As to The Flats at Taylor Place, Tirrill said the building is 70 percent rented and 60 percent occupied. The team is targeting 100 percent leased by July.

To the west of The Flats at Taylor Place sits about 3.5 acres of raw land SWH owns. Tirrill said no development looms anytime soon.

“We’ve gone back and forth on it and have decided that we’re going to take a break from construction and let the [Sounds] ballpark open and some of the other developments in Germantown unfold," Tirrill said. "Then we will evaluate in a few years what we want to do with the land.

“It’s amazing how the area has changed the last three years,” he added.

Apr 1, 2015 7:00 AM

Completion date targeted, image released for Germantown project

Phoenix-based Alliance Residential Co. today announced a second quarter 2016 completion date and released a rendering for its Broadstone Germantown luxury apartment building under construction in Germantown.

The five-story building, which will offer 276 units and ground-level retail space of about 5,000 square feet (targeted for a restaurant), will be bordered by Madison Street on the north, Second Avenue on the east, Jefferson Street on the south and Third Avenue on the west. (See the site here courtesy of Google Maps.)

Texas-based Meeks + Partners is the architect.

In a release, Alliance Development Director Andrew G. Steffens said Broadstone Germantown will appeal to Nashville’s fast-growing millennial community.

“Alliance Residential is excited to enter the Nashville market with a big splash,” Steffens said in the release. “The moment a resident steps inside their new home, they will experience luxury apartment living at its finest complimented by unique and highly amenitized facilities that encourage community and activity within the Germantown neighborhood. Nashville is an important and well-known market to us, and we have gone to great lengths to create an asset that fits the fabric of this historic community.”

Broadstone Germantown will feature a swimming pool with private cabanas, in-pool lounge seating, a swim-up bar and a rooftop sky deck with views of the Nashville skyline and Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. The sky deck will offer a 4,000-square foot entertaining area with a bar, fire pit, sun deck and indoor bocce ball. At night, the space will double as a small live music venue with a stage, lighting and sound board.

Broadstone Germantown will be Alliance’s first Nashville project. The company is targeting other sites in the city — including a property on Franklin Road that straddles Berry Hill and Melrose — for additional infill developments.

(Image courtesy of Alliance and Meeks + Partners)

Mar 25, 2015 11:11 AM

Early fall opening eyed for Barista Parlor Germantown

The team behind the Barista Parlor x Germantown project is targeting an early fall opening for the café known for its artisinal coffee.

Andy Mumma, BP owner, said full rehabbing looms for the building, which is located at the southeast corner of the Fourth Avenue North and Monroe Street intersection (see here with Drum Supply House designation in an image courtesy of Google Maps).

“All I can say right now is it BPxGT will again look different [than the two existing Barista Parlor spaces] and have its own vibe,” Mumma wrote to the Post via an email message. “We'll start posting pictures and info soon on our blog and social media [sites].”

Our SouthComm colleague Dana Franklin has more here at the Scene about the project.

Mar 20, 2015 10:44 AM

Germantown-area site sells for $500K; buyer seeks developer

Local real estate investor Rusty Dunn has acquired for $500,000 a North Nashville site he hopes to pitch to prospective apartment developers, The Tennessean reports.

The 0.73-acre property is located at 1729 Rosa L. Parks Blvd. in Buena Vista and next to a parcel Dunn already owned. Dunn now controls, according to the morning daily, 1.84 acres that are located across Rosa Parks (a.k.a. Eighth Avenue North) from Germantown, a mixed-use district that ranks among the city's hottest for infill development.

See the site here courtesy of Google Maps.

Mar 20, 2015 7:00 AM