Salemtown slated for three residential projects

Trio would add 35 units to north side neighborhood
Dec 4, 2014 2:25 PM

Germantown site to see demo for mixed-use project

Alliance Residential Co. has landed a permit to undertake demolition work on the Germantown site for which it plans a five-story mixed-use building with 276 apartments units and ground-level retail.

The permit comes two weeks after the Phoenix-based developer closed on the $5.15 million purchase of the land — bordered by Second and Third avenues on the east and west, respectively, and Madison and Jefferson streets on the north and south respectively.

Three buildings will be razed, with the Nashville office of Environmental Abatement Inc. handling the work. The permit is valued at $79,000.

For an earlier article, Andrew Steffens, Alliance’s Nashville-based developer, told the Post the firm has enlisted Texas-based Meeks + Partners to handle architecture duties, with a rendering to be released soon.

The address of the site (see here in an image courtesy of Google Maps) is 1138 Third Ave. N.

Nov 26, 2014 6:45 AM

Hearing to be deferred on planned Germantown project

Columbus, Ohio-based Lifestyle Communities will go before the Metro Planning Commission on Dec. 11, instead of today as originally scheduled, regarding its mixed-use project planned for Germantown.

LC will request the site be rezoned to specific plan mixed-used from industrial. A traffic impact study is underway and will not be ready in time for today's commission meeting, thus necessitating the deferral. 

LC, which has created LC Germantown to undertake the project, previously submitted to the Metro Planning Department a preliminary development plan showing an image with the road offering access from Second and Third avenues north and from Madison Street. Monroe Street would serve as the project’s northern border.

Two of the four buildings in the Lifestyle Communities development would include retail and three would offer structured parking.

Read more about the project here.
 

Nov 13, 2014 6:45 AM

Phoenix developer acquires Germantown site slated for project

Alliance preps for looming start on mixed-use building
Nov 7, 2014 1:59 PM

Germantown building lands luxury home goods retailer

Luxury home goods store Wilder is set to open Nov. 15 in mixed-use Germantown buillding The Square at Fourth and Madison, Nashville Business Journal reports.

According to a release, store owners Ivy and Josh Elrod will offer the products of national and international vendors not available within a 500-mile radius of Nashville, NBJ reports (read here). The Elrods have relocated to Nashville from New York City. A Nashville native, Josh Elrod once performed with Blue Man Group (read here).

Kat and Michael Roos (he of Tennessee Titans fame) spearheaded the development of The Square (see here in an image courtesy of Google Maps).

Nov 6, 2014 9:45 AM

Proposed project would rank among Germantown's most distinctive

A mixed-use project planned for Germantown would, if it materializes, feature a new road slicing through the interior of a site with four structures, yielding a development with a distinctive form and function.

Columbus, Ohio-based Lifestyle Communities has submitted to the Metro Planning Department a preliminary development plan showing an image with the road offering access from Second and Third avenues north and from Madison Street. Monroe Street would serve as the project’s northern border.

To the extent the road does not currently exist, the development would function somewhat like H.G. Hill Realty’s Hill Center Green Hills (for which a new road was created).

Two of the four buildings in the Lifestyle Communities development would include retail and three would offer structured parking.

Given the multiple access points, retail spaces and parking structures, the development would rank among the most distinctive within the fast-changing North Nashville district, if not among all the city’s other mixed-use districts. Germantown's The Flats at Taylor Place shows some noteworthy elements (including a large piece of public art). Likewise, Vista Germantown is eye-catching with various colors, forms and materials. But the Lifestyle Communities project likely would be the first in Germantown to include retail space that does not front a long-standing public street.

Lifestyle Communities has created LC Germantown to undertake the project. The company, an official for which could not be reached for comment, still must acquire the site (see here in an image courtesy of Google Maps).

LC has enlisted Nashville-based Civil Site Design Group to shepherd the process through Metro. The team will go before the Metro Planning Commission on Nov. 13 to request the site, which is owned by Anita Sheridan, be rezoned to specific plan mixed-used from industrial. 
 

Oct 17, 2014 7:00 AM

Historic Germantown building hits market

The historic Germantown building that serves as the offices of healthcare nonprofit Centerstone — and that was once home to Elliott School — is for sale, Nashville Business Journal reports.

The local office of Cushman & Wakefield | Cornerstone is handling the effort, led by principal Terry Smith and director Ben Burns. No asking price is listed, NBJ reports.

The building (see here in an image courtesy of Google Maps) is located at 1101 Sixth Ave. N., with its south side fronting Jefferson Street.

NBJ reports the structure is protected from demolition.  

Of note, the general North Capitol district is either seeing the construction of or is expected to land no fewer than nine multi-unit residential buildings, each with a minimum of 80 units.
 

Oct 14, 2014 12:27 PM

Report: Jefferson Street rebirth needs clear leader, more players

Authors outline best practices for revitalization from other regional cities
Oct 14, 2014 12:05 PM

Germantown could land 80-unit apartment building

Brentwood-based Grove Park Land Co. is targeting an 80-unit apartment building for Germantown, The Tennessean reports.

The development company has to date focused on high-end home development within exclusive subdivisions on the southern side of the Nashville MSA. But it owns half an acre of vacant land at the northeast corner of Third Avenue North and Madison Street — see here in an image courtesy of Google Maps — and has a contract that is expected to close on the purchase of an adjacent parcel by year’s end, according to the morning daily.

The news comes as Columbus-based Lifestyle Communities is seeking from Metro a rezoning so as to undertake a mixed-use development one block east (at the northeast corner of Second Avenue North and Madison Street) of the Grove Park land. Read more on that project here.

Oct 8, 2014 1:15 PM

Ohio developer targets Germantown for mixed-use project

Building would rise at Second and Madison intersection
Oct 8, 2014 7:00 AM