After considering a move, the state of Tennessee has decided to keep approximately 600 Department of Human Services employees working within their current MetroCenter office building, according to David Roberson, director of communications for the Tennessee Department of General Services.
Specifically, the employees work within DHS section Tennessee Disability Determination Services (DDS) in Plaza Tower, which is located at 200 Athens Way and is owned by Atlanta-based IPC MetroCenter LLC.
Roberson said General Services, which handles various real estate matters for the state, is in the process of finalizing a new 15-year lease agreement.
“DDS will be moving into a smaller area than they had before — about 100,000 square feet — but they’ll be using ‘swing space’ there while they make renovations [to the existing space],” Roberson said.
The new lease will begin when the renovations are completed, expected to be in about 18 months, he added.
Previously, the state had advertised its intentions to find for DDS about 84,000 square feet of office space in either Davidson County or Williamson County. An August move was targeted.
The state of Tennessee has extended its lease for space in a MetroCenter building located at 200 Athens Way.
The extension comes as the state continues to seek office space for approximately 600 Department of Human Services employees who work within DHS section Tennessee Disability Determination Services. The employees work at Plaza Tower (pictured here), which is owned by Atlanta-based IPC MetroCenter LLC.
David Roberson, director of communications for the Tennessee Department of General Services (which handles various real estate matters for the state), said the DDS lease agreement allowed for month-to-month extensions.
“We’ve requested [an extension] while we look for a longer-term solution,” Roberson said.
Originally, the lease expired on Aug. 31, 2014, but was extended to Feb. 28. The relocation is planned for August.
The state has advertised its intentions to find for DDS about 84,000 square feet of office space in either Davidson County or Williamson County. According to the advertisement, the state is seeking a lease term of 10 or 15 years. The building must offer a minimum of 475 free parking spaces.
Aegis Science Corp. has landed two permits for work on its MetroCenter-based office space, according to Davidson County Register of Deeds documents.
Specifically, the Nashville-based toxicology lab company has land a permit to rehab 20,000 square feet and 5,000 square feet, respectively, of existing office space in a building located at 501 Great Circle Road.
The building updates come on the heels of Aegis' having acquired molecular diagnostics laboratory company Diagnovus (read more here).
Southland Constructors will oversee the work, with the permits valued at $790,540 and $822,008, respectively.
Atlanta-based developer The Residential Group has landed a master permit for its residential project planned for MetroCenter.
The development will include four four-story buildings with a collective 320 units and will be located at 45 Vantage Way.
The Residential Group, which developed the 244-unit West End Village at the southwest corner of 31st Avenue and Long Boulevard in West End Park, will team with Horsepower Realty, LLC, on the project.
TRG Builders TN LLC, an entity The Residential Group created for the development, will serve as the general contractor with the permit valued at $5.2 million.
The United Methodist Publishing House has landed a permit for updates to its Lake Front Office Park in MetroCenter, according to Metro Codes Administration Services documents.
The Parent Co. Inc. will handle the work, with the permit valued at $3 million.
The 125,000-square-foot office building, located at 2200 Rosa Parks Blvd., sits on a site that includes a manmade lake. UMPH acquired the Lake Front Office Park in July for $9.25 million. Lake Front Office Park LLC, which includes both the estate of deceased Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams and Nashville-based investment entity Corner Partnership, was the seller.
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