Now that Metro Council members have voted not to exempt the Trail West site from Lower Broadway's historic overlay, the local developer who has an option to buy the site is shopping that option. Getahn Ward has the story here.
Karr blamed his Metro Council defeat on the Metro Historic Zoning Commission's unwillingness to compromise. Commission officials had raised concerns that changes Karr proposed would've essentially resulted in demolishing the building.
"For some reason, they think it has historical value, but if you look at that building, there's nothing significant about (it)," Karr said. "We were going to remodel that building, but certainly not going to tear it down. We were going to have more open-air windows."
Local real estate executive Marshall Karr has been named to the board of KaZee, an Atlanta electronic health records company he long ago had a role in shaping. Before getting into the property business, Karr in the late 1990s was president and COO of Nashville-based Medical Information Management Systems, which was eventually sold to Atlanta-based Business Computer Applications. This January, BCA spun out KaZee, which works with various outpatient clinics, physician practices, county health departments and correctional facilities.
“Marshall Karr’s experience and reputation in the electronic medical records field will be invaluable to KaZee executives as we respond to unprecedented demand for healthcare services as a result of changes in patient populations, technology advances, government regulations and scientific breakthroughs,” said KaZee CEO Albert Woodard.
Also on KaZee's board is Jerry Tannenbaum, who founded Medical Information Management Systems in 1993 and later ran National Nephrology Associates and helped build up DSI Renal. Tannenbaum now runs Sanderling Healthcare, which markets modular hospital construction services.