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  1. Montgomery County: Clarksville Montgomery County Regional Planning Commission has approved the Tailwater Meadows subdivision, a 360-home development on the north side of the city. The project, which is still in its early stages, will be built on a 131-acre parcel of land north of Ringgold Road and east of Fort Campbell Boulevard. The community is being developed by Clarksville-based Byard & Mabry Holdings LLC. Managing member Lawson Mabry said the project still has some hurdles to clear before breaking ground, but that he hopes to see construction begin by mid-2023. More at NBJ here: https://www.bizjournals.com/nashville/news/2022/09/29/tailwater-meadows-clarksville.html
  2. Asurion is going to make about 1/6th of it's new building (3 floors at about 90,000 sq. ft.) available to sub-lease to other corporate entities as it deals with its downsizing and more employees working from home. More at NBJ here: https://www.bizjournals.com/nashville/news/2022/09/29/asurion-gulch-headquarters-sublease-layoffs.html
  3. More on this new downsized proposal: CREA is seeking the option to deliver — if Metro Council approval cannot be secured for the original plan — only 245 market rate units for the roughly 14.4-acre property. CREA and various nonprofit partners helped most of the former residents of RiverChase Apartments (which previously sat on the site) find new homes through a “housing navigator” program operated by the Salvation Army and Nashville’s People’s Alliance for Transit, Housing and Employment. As originally proposed, the redevelopment of the site included a commitment that would have enabled RiverChase’s “legacy residents” to return to the future buildings after completion. In June, CREA and multiple nonprofit organizations — including The Equity Alliance, Stand Up Nashville and Nashville Organized for Action and Hope — reached an impasse on negotiations regarding a proposed community benefits agreement. However, in July CREA reached a CBA with the Urban League of Middle Tennessee. If Metro Councilmember Sean Parker, in whose District 5 the property sits, defers the vote and the public hearing next week, CREA will then seek the updated plan with 245 market rate units and no affordable units. CREA said the affordable housing in the current plan is conditioned on the approval of 1,150 units to offset lower rental rates for the qualified affordable homes. Toward this end, CREA has submitted to the Metro Planning Department a revised provisional preliminary planned unit development for the property, should it need to go to Plan B. “Cypress Real Estate Advisors has proposed a vision for an 1,150-unit residential community with at least 225 privately funded affordable homes at diverse AMI (area median income) levels (30 percent to 120 percent), and provides former RiverChase residents with an open door to return to the neighborhood upon construction completion,” the company emailed the Post via a spokesperson. CREA said the CBA with the Urban League of Middle Tennessee protects the affordability commitment for 30 years and includes committed improvements to the McFerrin Park neighborhood, to public roadways and construction safety standards. The Metro Planning Commission unanimously approved the rezoning in February 2021. “But since then, we have been frustrated that the zoning request has been deferred five times by the Metro Council,” CREA said. CREA said that though it is “hopeful” regarding Tuesday’s council vote, “it has become necessary that we consider this alternate development option even though it will not begin to solve Nashville’s housing and affordable housing crisis.” Parker emailed the Post the following statement: “While not legally required, it is generally advisable to consult with the district councilmember before filing a zoning change request — especially one as significant as this. That did not happen in this case, so I look forward to learning more about what they (CREA) have requested.” Sounds like CREA is calling everyone's bluff. If they get denied again at next Tuesday's Metro Council Meeting, they will simply go with this much smaller design (245 three story townhomes at market rate) that will cut out ANY affordable housing. More behind the Nashville Post paywall here: https://www.nashvillepost.com/business/development/developer-offers-alternative-for-east-nashville-site/article_9fc26680-402d-11ed-946e-07803affbcc5.html Here's a larger version of the diagram for the new proposal:
  4. The .6 acre surface lot at 203-205 Broadway has sold for $15.25 million (works out to $5,834 per sq. ft., a new Nashville record) to an LLC associated with Fundamental Income Properties. Old Town Trolley Tours bought the site for $5 million in 2015. No word on their plans yet. Apparently Premier Parking still owns a liver of this site. More behind the Nashville Post paywall here: https://www.nashvillepost.com/business/development/lower-broadway-sale-seemingly-sets-record/article_7fbe30ec-3d1e-11ed-b7f8-93c369e6a74b.html And at NBJ here: https://www.bizjournals.com/nashville/news/2022/09/29/fundamental-income-properties-record-broadway.html
  5. More block renderings and another diagram for the Lincoln Tech. site redevelopment:
  6. Belmont Univ. rated #11 and Vanderbilt Univ. #17 on Architectural Digest's "53 Prettiest College Campuses in America" list. https://www.architecturaldigest.com/gallery/most-beautiful-colleges-in-america?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NASH_09.29.2022_SEP&utm_term=NASHtoday: Subscribers - MASTER
  7. The Eldorado will be a 3 building mixed-use development featuring three 4 and 3 story structures with about 150 residential units and ground level retail at 1833 Ed Temple Blvd. on the site of the Eldorado Motel, which was razed a decade ago (however, the iconic sign remains). Wedgewood Ave. Development, led by Beau Fowler, wants to keep the sign and pay homage to the former structure's materials/color palette in the design of the new buildings. Smith Gee Studio will be the architect. No renderings yet. The property needs to be purchased by Wedgewood from Otey family, which developed the original hotel back in the the 1950s. More behind the Nashville Post paywall here: https://www.nashvillepost.com/business/development/mixed-use-project-set-for-ex-motel-site-on-north-side/article_e8b41676-3f6b-11ed-affb-e7d7ebd0c81f.html This. is what the former hotel looked like back in the 60s: This screen shot from Smeagolsfree's excellent development map shows the site highlighted in teal at the center of the frame:
  8. Nashville Airport receives an $8.6 million grant from U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration as part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. This will rebuild a central taxiway for airplanes to access runways. The project will replace 1,500 feet of asphalt and must be completed by 2025, according to the grant agreement. All airfield lighting and signage will be replaced with LEDs. More at The Tennessean here: https://www.tennessean.com/story/money/2022/09/28/nashville-airport-scores-federal-bipartisan-infrastructure-bill-award-for-taxiway/69520328007/
  9. Up to 3rd floor (4th floor on SE corner). Looking NW from 3rd Ave. South, 1/3 block south of Peabody St: Looking SW from intersection of 3rd Ave. South and Peabody St: Looking NE from Almond St., 1/3 block south of Peabody St:
  10. Looking NE from 11th Ave. North, just south of Porter St: Looking east from Church Street Viaduct at Upper 10th Ave. North (Platform Way): Looking NE from intersection of Church St. and YMCA Way: Looking south from YMCA Way, 1/2 block north of Church St: Looking north from 9th Ave. North, 1/4 block south of Church St: Looking NW from intersection of Commerce St. and 7th Ave. North: Looking west from intersection of Rosa L. Parks Blvd. and Church St:
  11. Looking NW from intersection of 11th Ave. North and Porter St: Looking NW from Grundy St., 1/4 block east of 12th Ave. North: Looking west from 11th Ave. North, 1/2 block south of Church Street Viaduct:
  12. Amazon Two update. Looking NE from Church Street Viaduct where. it crosses over 12th Ave. North: Looking north from intersection of Church Street Viaduct and Upper 10th Ave. North (Platform Way): Looking NW from 9th Ave. North, 1/4 block south of Church St:
  13. Belmont Univ., Caldwell Hall (11 stories, 606 beds) update: driveway on west side into Thrailkill Garage now open; green space on south side between dorm and garage now complete. Looking NE from driveway off Caldwell Ave., 1/2 block east of 15th Ave South: Looking east from Caldwell Ave., 1/4 block east of 15th Ave. South:
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