The development team behind the Bridgestone Americas skyscraper now under construction in SoBro has an updated informational packet that shows an image of the tower's base. The rendering shows the northwest corner of the building at street level (at the intersection of the southeast corner of Demonbreun Street and Fourth Avenue South) and with notable pedestrian space. Read more about the project here.
(Image courtesy of Highwoods and Perkins + Will)
The Nashville operations of law firm Butler Snow has landed a permit to update its 14th-floor office space in SoBro’s The Pinnacle at Symphony Place, according to a Metro Codes document.
Flow Construction Co. will handle the effort, with the permit valued at $439,000.
A local developer is looking to assemble a decent chunk of property in the Brentwood Town Center, reports Jonathan Romeo at Brentwood Homepage. Peter Whitely last week went before city planning officials to discuss his plans for renovating a Pewitt Drive property he owns. But the bigger picture, Romeo writes, involves his intent to piece together neighboring parcels for a signature project to help define the southern edge of the Town Center district.
"It's a longer term project that, if it all come into fruition, will be something for Brentwood to take pride in," Whitely told Brentwood Home Page.
"Most of it is really unknown at this point. But my intentions are good. What I'm trying to achieve is to give Brentwood that sense of identity with more of an old-world, historic downtown center at the same time incorporating the needs of today."
Robertson County officials have a significant new weapon in their economic development arsenal now that American Snuff Co. has donated a former tobacco processing facility to the county. The property on Central Avenue west of Highway 31 encompasses 10 acres that are home to three buildings comprising 191,000 square feet.
A filing has been made with the Metro Planning Commission to have nine acres of land located at 5400 Centennial Blvd. in The Nations rezoned to mixed-use from industrial.
Sources who asked to go unnamed and with information about the effort said Berry Hill-based Craighead Development has an option to buy the property and wants to undertake a mixed-use development.
Currently, the property is home to buildings that once housed lumber business Bruce Hardwood Floors. The owner is Brucewood Partners, which bought the property in March 2013 for $2.5 million.
According to the sources, petroleum companies also are looking at the property as a possible site for a natural gas facility to accommodate tractor trailer rigs.
It is unclear when the planning commission will vote on the rezoning request. Bill Hostettler, Craighead chief manager, could not be reached for comment.
Relatedly, Craighead-affiliated HND Realty has started nearby its 98-townhome West Mill at the southwest corner of the intersection of California and 57th avenues (read here).
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