Nashville-based Giarratana Nashville LLC is targeting a mid-November groundbreaking for its 505 — a 543-foot tall skyscraper expected to dramatically alter the city’s skyline.
Tony Giarratana told the Post Tuesday afternoon that site preparation — including rock excavation, elevator and sump pits, and a crane pad — is nearly complete at the Church Street construction site (at which the Metro Development and Housing Agency is undertaking a combination retail and parking garage structure that will sit adjacent to 505). He added that the timetable for full-scale construction to start is on track.
To carry a price tag of approximately $155 million, 505 will offer 550 apartments. One-third of the units, spanning the building's top 16 floors, eventually might be sold as condos.
Giarratana is teaming with Chicago-based real estate company Jones Lang LaSalle on the project.
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The local office of international supply chain company XPO Logistics is eyeing a small office space in downtown's Bank of America Plaza office tower.
According to a Metro Codes Department document, the company is having rehabbed about 3,800 square feet of space on the building’s 10th floor. Nashville-based Commercial Industrial Construction is handling the work, with the permit valued at $85,000.
Bank of America Plaza has an address of 414 Union St.
The Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry will next month move into its new headquarters in the Bank of America Plaza. The organization, along with the affiliated Tennessee Manufacturers Association, will relocate from the Renaissance Tower to make its new home in suite 107 of the Union Street building. Along with the move comes a new logo (pictured here) designed by DVL Seigenthaler.
The Metro Parks Department is finalizing construction contracts related to its Fort Nashborough Interpretive Center to overlook the Cumberland River on downtown’s west bank.
Chris Koster, the department’s special projects manager, said the project was to have been part of a previously planned downtown floodwall effort. With the floodwall scrapped, Metro still plans to use Skanska USA as the general contractor.
The budget for the replica stockade project is being projected at $1.4 million, Koster added. Nashville-based Encore Interpretive Design, spearheaded by David Currey, is handling the architectural and historical research work. In addition, the Nashville office of Moody Nolan is assisting with design efforts for the replica building.
“If everything can be finalized in a timely fashion, the very preliminary timeline is for the cabins to begin being assembled on site in early 2016,” Koster said.
Koster said the new log cabins will all be hand hewn and constructed. The previous Fort Nashborough replica was demolished earlier this year.
“The goal is to have the cabin builders on contract soon, and their timeline is to cultivate the logs for the cabins this fall and winter,” he said. “This is best practice for the logs as it is reduces the sap and moisture content build up in the wood which reduces structural and integrity issues over time, since these are specialized building techniques and materials.”
The original Fort Nashborough was established in early 1779. It spanned about two acres and offered up to 20 cabins within its fortified walls.
(Images courtesy of Metro Parks)
A California human resources consulting firm has signed a lease for 30,000 square feet of Bank of America Plaza office space, writes Tennessean reporter Getahn Ward, and plans to hire 200 people between now and the end of the year. DayNine, which was launched in 2009, runs seven other U.S. offices — including one in Atlanta — as well as in London and Sydney.
DayNine is working with city and state officials on an incentive package tied to its expansion here, Ramos said. The company also looks to work with area colleges and universities and is already talking to other companies about attracting and recruiting more young professionals to Nashville.
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