First Baptist OKs Giarratana extension request

Developer continues to eye church site for Marriott
Mar 31, 2014 4:41 PM

Midtown project now called The Dallas on Elliston Place

A major residential project under construction in Midtown has undergone a name change.

Being co-developed by I & G Elliston Inc. at the northwest corner of 21st Avenue and Elliston Place, the building is now called The Dallas on Elliston Place. Its previous tentative moniker was 2110 Elliston.

The project’s website notes the name is a a tribute to both the late community volunteer and women’s rights activist Anne Dallas Dudley and to the historical location on which stood her former mansion, built in 1904 and the home of Dallas Dudley, husband Guilford Dudley Sr. and their two children.

The Dallas on Elliston Place (check the distinctive website here) will offer 105 one- and two-bedroom rental apartments. The Atlanta office of Birmingham-based Davis Architects is handling the design of the contemporary building, which will be clad in a gray stucco, with a masonry base.  

Chicago-based LaSalle Investment Management and Giarratana Development of Nashville are teaming on the six-story project (read more here). The site was previously home to a building accommodating a dry cleaning business.

In an email, Tony Giarratana credited Nashvillians Mercedes Jones and David Ewing with suggesting the recognition of Dallas Dudley.

Mar 26, 2014 7:01 AM

Giarratana looks to other cities for ideas

During a recent interview with local developer Tony Giarratana, I asked the following question for which I did not use the answer in a story about micro-housing. Finding it interesting and not wanting it to go to waste, I thought I would share.

WW: You like to push the envelope, whether with skyscrapers, having a grocery store space in a residential building (unheard of for post-2000 Nashville when you included at Viridian in the mid-2000s), using high-profile design firms based in Chicago, parterning with major equity entities, and/or, now, micro-housing. Your thoughts?

TG: It’s true that we enjoy pushing the envelope. It’s important to note, however, that many of the ideas we bring to Nashville are ideas that have been successful in other cities. When we see a successful concept, we reach out to the architects, contractors and developers responsible for them. There are many benefits to this. We learn from their experiences (a/k/a mistakes) and are often introduced to great architects, contractors and developers that we did not previously know and that ultimately partner with us to bring their concepts Nashville. The fact that an innovative and compelling concept “hasn’t been done here before” has never been a deterrent to us.

Feb 3, 2014 6:45 AM

Giarratana places focus on micro-housing

1818 Church to feature 12 studios averaging 378 square feet
Jan 31, 2014 7:00 AM

SoBro building in Sheet Music footprint to be razed

The SoBro building last home to Music City Coin is slated to be demolished to accommodate a Premier Parking lot.

Metro has issued a $13,000 permit, with Demo Plus Inc. to handle the job. The address is 200 Fourth Ave. S., and Demonbreun Street runs along the site's north perimeter. (See image below courtesy of Google Maps.)

The parcel on which the green brick building sits is part of a larger site on which Giarratana Development wants to build mixed-use skyscraper Sheet Music. Giarratana founder Tony Giarratana co-owns Premier Parking with Ryan Chapman, the parking company’s president.

Read more here.

Jan 22, 2014 6:45 AM

Giarratana acquires land to be part of skyscraper site

Developer pays $1.8M for parcel within footprint of planned Sheet Music
Jan 10, 2014 7:00 AM

SoBro site slated for skyscraper to undergo changes

Giarratana, Premier Parking make moves that could lead to Sheet Music development
Dec 31, 2013 12:52 PM

Giarratana to get three bids in January for planned micro-unit apartment building

Giarratana Nashville LLC is expecting to have three general contractor companies submit bids in January related to the developer’s proposed micro-housing apartment building to be located on the northwest corner of the 22nd Avenue North and State Street intersection near Elliston Place.

Tony Giarratana, the company’s president, said his team (which includes Chicago-based equity partner LaSalle Investment Management) would like to begin on-site work by spring 2014.

Read more about the project here.   

Dec 31, 2013 6:45 AM

Developer targets late-February start for SoBro luxury apartment tower

Giarratana Development is targeting a late February start on its proposed luxury apartment tower SoBro.

Tony Giarratana, Giarratana Development president, said the company has received all Metro Planning Department and Metro Development and Housing Agency approvals with the exception of the west façade of the parking structure.

“We submitted revisions two weeks ago and we hope to get approved this week,” he said. “We’ve told MDHA we can start by late February or early March.”

Giarratana Development originally had hoped to break ground by the end of 2013.

Giarratana is working with Chicago-based Magellan Development Group LLC on the 33-story SoBro, which would include 342 luxury rental apartment units, 378 parking spaces and more than 18,000 square feet of Class A, ground-level retail space.

SoBro is planned to rise adjacent to both the Encore condominium tower to the west and The Pinnacle at Symphony Place office skyscraper to the north. The building would be bordered by Demonbreun Street on the north, Second Avenue on the east and Third Avenue on the west.

The development team has enlisted Chicago-based Loewenberg Architects to handle design work.


Dec 30, 2013 8:30 AM

Giarratana to seek extension to purchase SoBro Marriott site

Company to pay First Baptist Church $550K for option
Dec 27, 2013 12:13 PM