Crane creations

Nashville's building boom yields sky-reaching instruments of construction
Sep 20, 2015 11:54 AM

When old is new(ish)

Nashville's vintage apartments remain relevant despite influx of new product
Sep 20, 2015 11:50 AM
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Primed for change

Underperforming South Street may soon reach full potential
Sep 20, 2015 10:25 AM
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The heart of The Nations

Transitioning neighborhood's 51st Avenue could see change — but what type?
Sep 20, 2015 10:10 AM
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Tall, skinny…and attractive?

New approach needed for oft-controversial home design
Sep 20, 2015 10:05 AM
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Inclusive and affordable — but workable?

Officials weigh in on the pros and cons of inclusionary zoning
Sep 20, 2015 9:37 AM
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Living anything but large

Can tiny houses gain traction in Nashville?
Sep 20, 2015 9:25 AM
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How can we take full advantage of the good work done on Envision Cayce?

Keeping current residents in the area key part of $600M+ redevelopment vision
Sep 20, 2015 9:15 AM
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Real estate notes: Giarratana taps GC for 505

Giarratana Nashville LLC has tapped Chicago-based Archer Western Contractors to serve as general contractor residential skyscraper 505, for which the developer is targeting a mid-November groundbreaking, according to a release.

Archer Western is affiliated with Chicago-based construction firm The Walsh Group Ltd. Engineering News-Record ranked the entity No. 13 for the nation’s contractors based on revenues.

“The Walsh Group has built many of the most admired high-rise condominium and apartment towers in Chicago,” Tony Giarratana said in the release. “We are pleased to have Archer Western Construction join our team as general contractor for 505.”

The top one-third of 505’s 550 residential units have been designed to be potentially sold as condos, with the rest being marketed as apartments.

To be located at the southwest corner of of the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Church Street, 505 is being developed through a public/private
partnership with the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency.

Chicago-based Solomon Cordwell Buenz is designing 505 will feature 45 floors and is expected to be completed in late 2017. Preliminary site work is nearly complete. 

Ramsey eyes Williamson property for campus

Brentwood-based Ramsey Solutions, the company of financial advice guru Dave Ramsey, has under contract some Williamson County property on which it plans a 47-acre campus, Nashville Business Journal reports.

The campus is expected to accommodate upwards of 180 employees the company plans to hire during the next year. Ramsey Solutions currently operates in the Cool Springs area.

Read more here.

Ex-muffler shop to soon serve tacos

Chef Jonathan Waxman (he of Adele's fame) and various business partners plan a Bajo Sexto Taco Lounge to operate from the Charlotte Avenue space once home to Batey Muffer Center, The Tennessean reports.

The building is located at 5303 Charlotte Ave.

A Bajo Sexto opened at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum earlier this year.

Read more here.

Sep 18, 2015 2:19 PM

Nashville's negative equity legs down again

Almots 12,800 Nashville-area homes with a mortgage were in negative equity at the end of June, meaning they were worth less than the debt still owed to the lender. That amounted to 3.6 percent of all mortgaged properties, which was down more than half a point from the end of March and 1.2 points below the year-prior number. The number of properties near negative-equity levels was 1.1 percent on June 30, versus 1.4 percent at the end of the first quarter and 2.0 percent in mid-2014.

Sep 18, 2015 11:49 AM