Developer releases rendering of planned Midtown project

Nashville-based Split Rock Development has released a rendering for its infill townhouse project in Midtown.

The boutique development company has enlisted Nashville-based Tarl LaRocco Designs (read about here) to serve as architect for the three-story building, which will feature an exterior comprising brick and cast stone. The color scheme will be off white and Ryan Talbert, Split Rock owner, said the structure will reach a height of almost 40 feet.

“Our effort is to provide executive-focused housing with high-end finish levels,” Talbert said. “The homes will be convenient to Vanderbilt, various hospitals and downtown-based businesses.”

Talbert (pictured) is teaming with Franklin-based real estate investor Joe Bauer on the six-unit approximately $4 million project. Bauer created JJB Properties LLC for the effort and recently paid $1.1 million for the two parcels, located at  2118 and 2120 Hayes St., on which the project will rise. (Read more here.)

 
(Image courtesy of Tarl LaRocco Designs)

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Modernist row homes targeted for Midtown

Nashville-based Split Rock Development is targeting a modernist design for its infill townhouse project in Midtown.

The boutique development company has enlisted Nashville-based Tarl LaRocco Designs to serve as architect for the three story building (see example of the company’s work here). Demolition of two homes on the Hayes Street site (seen below in an image courtesy of Google Maps) is slated for next week, with full-scale on-site work to begin within eight weeks.

The building will have a “high-end modern look,” according to Ryan Talbert, Split Rock owner. A rendering should be released next week, he added. (See image below to get a feel for Split Rock’s work.)

The row houses will sell for roughly $799,000.

Talbert (pictured) is teaming with Franklin-based real estate investor Joe Bauer on the six-unit approximately $4 million project. Bauer created JJB Properties LLC for the effort and paid $1.1 million for the two parcels, located at  2118 and 2120 Hayes St., on which the project will rise. ADS of South Florida LLC was the seller.

Talbert said Franklin Synergy Bank will provide financing for the project, for which the team has yet to finalize a name. The team is finalizing bids from general contractors.

The Hayes street location is sandwiched between the funky and eclectic Elliston Place on the north and West End Avenue on the south. To the site’s west are the vintage Louise Douglas Apartments, with the historic Lee Apartments on the east.

Split Rock Development has undertaken residential projects in, for example, 12South, Sylvan Park and Green Hills.

 

(Image courtesy of Tarl LaRocco Designs)

 

(Image courtesy of Google Maps)


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Mar 27, 2014 2:05 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

Proposed SoBro hotel project misses hoped-for start date

The groundbreaking of a planned 14-story 200-room Residence Inn by Marriott in SoBro may have stalled.

Atlanta-based hotel developer North Point Hospitality Group had hoped to begin by the end of 2013 work on the hotel. If built, the Marriott would anchor the southeast corner of the Fifth Avenue South and Korean Veterans Boulevard intersection, primarily fronting KVB. 

Responding to a email the Post sent Tuesday morning, a North Point spokeswoman said the company, which first announced its timetable in January 2013, had no update. The email correspondence followed a similar exchange between North Point and the Post in late 2013.

Relatedly, North Point said in January 2013 that by early 2015, it expects to begin Phase II, which will include a 150-room SpringHill Suites by Marriott.

It is unclear if North Point has experienced a delay with one or both hotels or if the company simply has modified its original hoped-for start date. However, various local hotel projects now underway or finished within the past few years required at least a year to break ground after initial announcements.

Interestingly and coincidentally, one of those delayed projects — Concord Hospitality’s fully under-construction project in the 1800 block of West End Avenue — includes, like the proposed North Point development, both a SpringHill Suites and a Residence Inn.

On a similar theme, Chattanooga-based Vision Hospitality, which is finishing in The Gulch a Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, bought its Division Street site in November 2011 but did not break ground until late 2012.

Read more about the proposed North Point projects here.

Mar 26, 2014 6:45 AM

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Planned projects move forward following commission votes

The Metro Planning Commission has approved with conditions a preliminary specific plan request from owners of 54, 56, 58, 60, 62 and 64 Music Square West (a.k.a. 17th Avenue South)

The move will allow Austin, Texas-based Forestar Group Inc., once it acquires the sites from the multiple owners, to undertake a mixed-use development with up to 230 apartments and to be called Music Square Flats.

Read more about the project here.

Similarly, the commission on Thursday approved on consent Dallas-based Phoenix Property Co.’s request for a modification to Metro's Music Row Urban Design Overlay in its efforts to develop a seven-story, 194-unit residential building with some ground-floor retail.

If constructed, the building would sit on a three-parcel Midtown site located catty-corner from Off Broadway Shoes and currently home to a surface parking lot and a non-descript building.

The parcels are located at 105, 107 and 109 16th Ave. S. on the east and are bordered by McGavock Street on the south and 17th Avenue on the west.

Read more about that project here.  
 

Mar 14, 2014 11:47 AM

Developer seeks design overlay change for planned Midtown building

Dallas-based Phoenix Property Co. will request a modification to Metro's Music Row Urban Design Overlay in its efforts to develop a seven-story, 194-unit residential building with some ground-floor retail.

The company has created PPC Land Ventures for the effort and has submitted various images (see one below) to the Metro Planning Department. No name for the proposed project is included with the Metro documents.

The Metro Planning Commission will vote on the request Thursday. Phoenix Property has enlisted Nashville-based Littlejohn Engineering Associates to handle the UDO change request (read here), which includes height and parking garage considerations. Jason Runnels, Phoenix Property executive vice president and principal, could not be reached for comment.

If constructed, the building would sit on a three-parcel Midtown site located catty-corner from Off Broadway Shoes and currently home to a surface parking lot and a non-descript building.

The parcels are located at 105, 107 and 109 16th Ave. S. on the east and are bordered by McGavock Street on the south and 17th Avenue on the west. The site is located within the Metro Development and Housing Agency’s Arts Center Redevelopment District and, as such, the MDHA Design Review Committee will need to approve the building’s exterior design.

Check Phoenix Property's work here.

 

Mar 11, 2014 1:34 PM

Artisan on 18th rising above street level

A segment of the Artisan on 18th apartment building under construction in Midtown is now above grade, with a storm water/sanitary line having been relocated recently to accommodate the rising of the other segment.

Nashville-based Stonehenge Real Estate Group is developing the 153-unit building, with Cambridge Swinerton LLC of Atlanta  serving as general contractor for the project.

Stonehenge recently secured a permit, valued at about $20.03 million, for the project.

Read more here.
 

Mar 7, 2014 7:00 AM

Saint Thomas pays $1.1M for Midtown parcels

Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital has acquired two Midtown parcels of land for $1.1 million and is eyeing the land for a medical office building, The Tennessean reports. Read more here.

Mar 6, 2014 9:15 AM