The Metro Planning Commission Thursday approved rezoning requests related to two high-profile planned projects. Both were approved 9-0 with conditions (read here).
The two are:
Kansas City-based Price Development Group had requested a rezoning of Germantown properties on which it hopes to construct a 256-unit apartment building. Read more here.
Atlanta-based Novare, via its West End Capital LLC, had requested a rezoning of Midtown properties on which it hopes to construct a 25-story mixed-use tower to be called SkyHouse Nashville. Similarly, WEC requested a cancellation of the Music Row Urban Design Overlay, the portion in which the tower would rise limits new buildings’ heights to 65 feet. Read more here.
After 32 years of operating in Germantown, John O. Hill Co., Inc., has moved its operations to 2615 Hart St. off Dickerson Pike northeast of downtown.
The company, which specializes in reinforcing steel fabrication, wire mesh and concrete accessories, recently moved after Fresh Capital Group paid $1.4 million for the former theater building that housed the industrial business (pictured below). Four eateries are slated to take the space, which is located at the southeast corner of the intersection of Madison Street and Fourth Avenue North.
“We’ve still got things to do but we are slowly but surely making progress,” Connie Hill, company owner, said of the move.
John O. Hill Co. is among various long-standing Germantown businesses that have moved or are expected to move as the fast-changing urban node continues to see dramatic changes with infill construction of residential and restaurant spaces.
The Metro Planning Commission meeting this Thursday should prove interesting, with votes on two proposed high-profile projects on the docket.
Kansas City-based Price Development Group is requesting a rezoning of Germantown properties on which it hopes to construct a 256-unit apartment building. Read more here.
In addition, Atlanta-based Novare, via its West End Capital LLC, is requesting a rezoning of Midtown properties on which it hopes to construct a 25-story mixed-use tower to be called SkyHouse Nashville (pictured below). Similarly, WEC is requesting a cancellation of the Music Row Urban Design Overlay, the portion in which the tower would rise limits new buildings’ heights to 65 feet. Read more here.
Bearded Iris Brewing Co., which will be the first craft beer company in the ready-for-such-a-business Germantown, is looking to land warehouse space located at 101 Van Buren St., the Nashville Business Journal reports. Co-founders Kavon Togrye and Paul Vaughn are in lease negotiations but hope to soon open with a taproom, according to NBJ's E.J. Boyer. The parnters will focus on brewing Belgian and French farmhouse-style beers. Read more here.
Germantown's historic former Peafowl Theater building has landed its fourth and final food-and-beverage tenant, as Juice Bar will join previously announced restaurants Cochon Butcher, Octane Coffee and Little Donkey, according to eater.com. The building will be called Germantown Market, with local restaurant group Fresh Hospitality owning Juice Bar. The eatery openings are targeted for spring 2015. Read more here.
After having secured a restaurant operator as the first tenant for the industrial building that is part of its The Flats at Taylor Place development underway in Germantown, SWH Residential Partners will now turn its attention to finding additional tenants for the space.
“We are not looking at this time for additional food and beverage industry tenants,” said John Tirrill, managing partner of Atlanta-based SWH. “I’d like to find [soft goods] retailers or craft manufacturers. Office is also an option.
“We would like between two to four more [commercial] tenants,” he added.
Earlier this week, and as first reported by the Nashville Business Journal, Chattanooga-based chef and restaurateur Daniel Lindley announced he will open a restaurant on the site, specifically in the 1953-completed 16,000-square-foot masonry building called The Warehouse at Taylor Place (seen below in top image).
The structure is located on the northwest corner of the T-intersection of Taylor Street and Fifth Avenue North. Nashville-based architect Smith Gee Studio is handling design work to update the building (read more here).
A James Beard nominee, Lindley will lease about 7,240 square feet inside the industrial building and about a 2,500 square feet of patio space to be located between the warehouse and The Flats at Taylor Place (seen in image below), which will welcome its first tenants in mid-August. He is calling the restaurant 5th and Taylor.
Chad Grout, founder of Nashville-based Urban Grout Commercial Real Estate, was the listing agent for the space and represented SWH. Land Deleot, also Nashville based and a principal with Equitable Property Group, represented Lindley.
Financial terms of the lease are not being disclosed.
Lindley, who owns Alleia on Main Street in Chattanooga’s fast-changing Southside district, recently opened The Grocery Bar, also in Southside. He once had financial interest in St. John's and Meeting Place, both located in Chattanooga.
“Daniel is certainly one of the top chefs in the state and he is very hands-on and passionate,” Tirrill said. “He is developing not only a regional but a national reputation.”
Lindley is expected to open his Germantown restaurant by October.
Longstanding commercial masonry company Wasco is moving its Germantown equipment operations to North Davidson County.
The move is being done, in part, to accommodate a residential project (read more here) Phoenix-based developer Alliance Residential Co. plans for the site, located at 1138 Second Ave. N.
William A. Sneed, Jr., Wasco president and CEO, said the company will maintain a headquarters office in a nearby Germantown office building. The new equipment operations address is 1031 Whites Creek Pike.
“We hope to have the move done before the sale closes [in September],” said Sneed (pictured), who added the company has projected it will remove upwards of 200 truckloads of items during the effort. Some of the material will be recycled or disposed of.
Wasco was founded in 1966 and has operated from Germantown since the early 1980s.
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