$60M apartment project eyed for Franklin

A Houston-based company is hoping to develop a $60 million 406-unit apartment complex on six acres in Franklin, The Tennessean reports.

Meeks + Partners has the Nichol Mill Lane site under contract, according to the morning daily. The four-story building would include a 674-space parking deck and units renting in a range from about $900 to $2,500 a month, the paper reports.

City of Franklin approval will be needed.

Of note, Meeks + Partners owns Rutledge Hill property that has been linked to a proposed project called City Lights. The company, led by Don Meeks (pictured), was the architect for The Manning luxury condo mid-rise, which was planned for Woodmont Boulevard in the mid-2000s but failed to materialize.

Meeks + Partners also was to have served as the architect for what is now 909 Flats, which Lincoln Property Co. and MetLife Inc. are co-developing on a Hope Gardens site fronting Rosa Parks Boulevard in North Nashville. Niles Bolton Associates replaced Meeks as the architect for the project.

Apr 18, 2014 6:43 AM

Headline Homes: March 2014

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Apr 17, 2014 12:14 PM

Veteran Williamson bankers retire ahead of Franklin Synergy-MidSouth deal

Duo had worked together since late '70s; bank to name new chief lending officer
Apr 10, 2014 12:09 PM

Maui Wowi to open in Franklin

Colorado-based Maui Wowi franchise — which specializes in fruit smoothies and coffee grown in Hawaii — will open in the new Berry Farms development off Lewisburg Pike south of Franklin. This past August, the company opened its first Tennessee location in Mt. Juliet. The gourmet coffee blends include beans from four of the Hawaiian Islands: Kona, Molokai, Kauai, and Maui. The Nashville Scene has more here.


Apr 4, 2014 1:40 PM

IRS property to sell for $43.25M, to set per-square-foot record

Colliers Nashville office brokers transaction
Mar 28, 2014 12:12 PM

Indiana tech firm targets new jobs for Franklin office

Aptera anticipates 75 area employees within five years
Mar 27, 2014 12:25 PM

Headline Homes: February 2014

Among the buyers and sellers: The new owner of the 'Juliette Barnes home,' James Franklin, an Emdeon VP, and more...
Mar 20, 2014 7:00 AM

Franklin festival to focus on craft beer

The Factory at Franklin is slated to host the inaugural Franklin Craft Beer Festival on Thursday, July 31. Organizer Matt Lowney wants to offer up to 30 micro-brewed beers at the event and hopes to draw between 400 and 500 attendees. Read more here.



Mar 13, 2014 12:17 PM

Another record sales year for Galleria

Retailers in the CoolSprings Galleria rang up sales of $464 per square foot in 2013, which broke a record the mall set the year before. The 1.1 million-square-foot property ended the year fully leased for the fourth straight time but it's worth noting that growth has slowed: The $464 number was up just 1.1 percent from 2012. (On a CBL-wide basis, sales per square foot climbed 0.6 percent to $356.) That might help explain the flurry of activity since last summer from owner CBL & Associates, which has bought the former Sears store and secured both an American Girl store and a Belk expansion.

Mar 12, 2014 10:52 AM

Vintage guitar dealer to move to Franklin

Vintage, rare and high-end guitar dealer Music City Pickers will move in mid-April from 740 Cowan St. near downtown Nashville to 128 Holiday Court in Franklin. Read the details here.

Mar 11, 2014 12:20 PM