Germantown coffee shop lands permit

The owners of Steadfast Coffee, which operates in Germantown, have landed a permit to have extra space for their café built out, according to Metro Codes Department documents.

The job will involve the finishing of about 1,640 square feet in the building known as the home of coworking space The Skillery, developed by Priam Ventures. Steadfast Coffee serves as the in-house café for Skillery users.

Brentwood-based Steelhead Building Group is serving as general contractor, with the permit valued at $215,314. Of note, Steelhead is the GC for a development located across the street and for which Priam Ventures also is serving as developer. (Read more here.)

The Steadfast Coffee address is 1321 Sixth Ave. N.

Dec 19, 2014 1:00 PM

Herbert & Sons to move to make way for Germantown project

R.D. Herbert & Sons — one of Nashville’s oldest continually operating businesses — will move from Germantown to Cockrill Bend in West Davidson County in February.

The move is being dictated by the roofing and sheet metal company selling its property, located at 1407 Third Ave. N., to Charlotte-based Proffitt Dixon Partners, which plans a 249-unit residential project to be called Fountains at Germantown on the site (read more here).

Herbert & Sons has operated from the site since 1986 and in Nashville since 1946.

Houston Herbert, company president and owner, said about 60 employees will make the move.

“Germantown is changing so much that I thought it was a good time to relocate,” Herbert (pictured) said. “The employees are excited about a new beginning in the company’s history.”

Herbert said he and Proffitt Dixon Partners will close on the sale in late January. Herbert & Sons will then have until Feb. 25 to vacate the space.

Of note, Herbert’s father (R.D. Herbert) co-designed the building (see here in an image courtesy of Google Maps) with a local architect.

Herbert & Sons initially will lease the new space on Cockrill Bend Drive.

“But at some point, we intend to build a new facility,” Herbert said.

Dec 12, 2014 2:09 PM

Planning Commission OKs two North Nashville projects

The Metro Planning Commission on Thursday approved two requests for specific plan zoning related to projects targeted for North Nashville, including that of Columbus-based Lifestyle Communities.

LC envisions LC Germantown to be built on the northeast corner of Second Avenue North and Madison Street. Details of the project, which will rise on 4.7 acres, have yet to be released. Read more here.

The commission passed the LC SP request 7-0.

In addition, the commission passed with an 8-0 vote a request to rezone to SP properties located at 1614 and 1616 Fourth Ave. N. in Salemtown to allow seven residential units. Read more about those plans here.

Dec 12, 2014 11:51 AM

Commission to vote on Germantown, Salemtown projects

Columbus-based Lifestyle Communities will go before the Metro Planning Commission on Thursday, Dec. 11, to request specific plan zoning for its mixed-use project planned for Germantown.

Read more about the project here.

In addition, the commission will vote on a request to rezone to SP properties located at 1614 and 1616 Fourth Ave. N. in Salemtown to allow seven residential units (read more here).

Check back with the Post on Friday, Dec. 12, for results of the votes impacting the two North Nashville-related projects.

Dec 8, 2014 2:13 PM

Chicago-based bike, coffee shop opening in Germantown

Dual-purpose store plans to open by summer
Dec 5, 2014 12:40 PM

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