A Charleston-based upscale women's apparel and footwear boutique plans to soon open its first store in Tennessee in the CityPark development on Franklin Road in Brentwood. Copper Penny will take up space in Building E of CityPark's 40,000-square-foot retail section, sitting close to the Hilton Garden Inn being built adjacent to the Mooreland historic home. The CityPark site will be the ninth location for Copper Penny, which first opened its doors about 25 years ago.
Brentwood-based GBT Realty Corp., has jumpstarted its efforts for what is now called Crestview at The Summit, which could carry a price tag of up to $100 million and include office, hotel and restaurant space.
The develpment would be located on a 19-acre Davidson County site at the southeast corner of the point that Interstate 65 and Old Hickory Boulevard intersect in Brentwood. (Read more here.)
GBT, which has long eyed the site for development, has enlisted Goodwyn Mills & Cawood for architectural duties. With multiple offices and its headquarters in Alabama, the firm has a Nashville presence on West End Avenue. In late 2012, GMC merged with Nashville-based architecture firm CFP Group.
To date, Goodwyn Mills & Cawood has had a modest impact on Music City. However, last August the architecture firm was awarded a share of a $10 million federal contract by the National Guard Bureau in Nashville for architect and engineering services for the Tennessee Air National Guard and the Tennessee Army National Guard. GM&C is teaming with Smith Seckman & Reid (among others) on the project.
Check the firm’s work here.
The project is expected to include 480,000 square feet of Class A office space, restaurant space and a hotel, with a 2018 completion targeted. Colliers International is marketing the project.
GBT has created its Diversified Development Division for the effort. The division focuses on urban mixed-use and lifestyle centers, medical office buildings, urban infill residential projects and corporate campuses.
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A local developer is looking to assemble a decent chunk of property in the Brentwood Town Center, reports Jonathan Romeo at Brentwood Homepage. Peter Whitely last week went before city planning officials to discuss his plans for renovating a Pewitt Drive property he owns. But the bigger picture, Romeo writes, involves his intent to piece together neighboring parcels for a signature project to help define the southern edge of the Town Center district.
"It's a longer term project that, if it all come into fruition, will be something for Brentwood to take pride in," Whitely told Brentwood Home Page.
"Most of it is really unknown at this point. But my intentions are good. What I'm trying to achieve is to give Brentwood that sense of identity with more of an old-world, historic downtown center at the same time incorporating the needs of today."
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