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  1. 16 hours ago, thenorthchannel said:

    Some additional shots of the T3 Wedgewood Houston project showing the work on retaining wall and other site work from 1260 Martin parking lot.




    One of my favorite underrated views in the neighborhood. I wonder what's next for the optics warehouse to the east of Twelve60 Martin.

    15 hours ago, PaulChinetti said:

    WeHo and Chestnut Hill are already booming! New houses are in the 600k + range.  

    The biggest “issue’s” now are lack of a real local grocery store. And we need a few more lunch and dinner places. Clawson’s closing cut to the core of me. 

    I'm in my feelings now mourning Clawson's because I thought they were still coming back. I just now saw their IG post that they are moving to PA. 

    I wondering what will get us a grocery store. Bento Bodega is nice to have. And InterAsian Market can be accessed via bike lanes on 4th/Nolensville Pike. But I still hope we get a grocery store on 4th & Bianca Paige or the Finery.

    On 1/17/2022 at 6:05 PM, markhollin said:

    T3 Wedgewood Houston (5 stories, 200,000 sq. ft. office space, internal garage) update: the back retaining wall along the eastern side has come down.

    Looking east from Martin St., at Gray St:

    T3, Jan 16, 2022, 2.jpeg

    Looking SE from Martin St., at Gray St:

    T3, Jan 16, 2022, 1.jpeg

    Good to see this. I've been away from the neighborhood for a bit. I don't miss the blasting, but I wish I saw this in real time. Huge change.

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  2. On 1/4/2022 at 3:01 PM, DMilner said:

    I believe with the UDO, they would be able to go to 3 stories/45 ft without an SP. They can get a 4th floor with flats/other multi-family projects. 


    On 1/4/2022 at 3:04 PM, PaulChinetti said:

    Somera now straddles the WHCH UDO boundary in Wedgewood Houston by owning the northeast corner of Martin & Hamilton (inside WHCH UDO) & owning the southeast corner of Merrit & Martin (outside WHCH UDO). I am interested to see how that plays into the height of these projects. Will they focus on building a WHCH UDO project on Martin & Hamilton separate from a non-WHCH UDO project along Merritt?

    I do hope they will open up the alley from Martin to Pillow & minimize driveway curb cut around this area. The sidewalks they would be adding down Merritt, Martin, and the north side of Hamilton will be a great addition to the neighborhood and should give Metro more reason to minimize curb cuts. 

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  3. On 11/5/2021 at 6:04 AM, markhollin said:

    T3 in WeHo (5 stories, 200,000 sq. ft. office space with ground level retail and internal garage) update: fencing up, core drilling and excavation underway.

    Looking north from Martin St., 1/4 block north of Merritt Ave:

    T3, Oct 30, 2021, 1.jpeg

    Looking SE from Martin St., 1/2 block north of Merritt Ave:

    T3, Oct 30, 2021, 2.jpeg

    Does anyone know what's next for that massive concrete retaining wall abutting the back? That thing held an entire concrete operation & and is now used for construction materials for AJC. I'm sure it is going to be a beast to dismantle with all the fill it is holding, but when is it coming down. 

  4. On 1/28/2021 at 11:14 AM, markhollin said:

    A.J. Capital Partners continues its massive investment into WeHo by announcing a huge 8 building project (ranging from 4 to 6 stories) totaling 800,000 sq. ft. of office, residential, and retail which will surround the Merritt Mansion (original portion started in 1799, and further built in 1840).  The historic home will actually be lifted and repositioned slightly on the site. 

    Of the 800,000 sq. ft. of building space planned, so far office will take up 212,000 sq. ft, retail will take up 104,000 sq. ft, residential will occupy 265,000 sq. ft., parking will take 186,000 sq. ft. (450 spaces).  That leaves 33,000 sq. ft. that are not currently accounted for.

    No word on the price tag, but I would estimate over $100 million. Schedule has not been released yet.

    More behind the Nashville Post paywall here:


    And at NBJ here:


    AJ Capital, WeHo Merrit Mansion, Jan 27, 2021, render 1.png

    AJ Capital, WeHo Merrit Mansion, Jan 27, 2021, render 2.png

    AJ Capital, WeHo Merrit Mansion, Jan 27, 2021, render 3.png

    AJ Capital, WeHo Merrit Mansion, Jan 27, 2021, render 4.png

    AJ Capital, WeHo Merrit Mansion, Jan 27, 2021, render 5.png

    AJ Capital, WeHo Merrit Mansion, Jan 27, 2021, render 6.png

    AJ Capital, WeHo Merrit Mansion, Jan 27, 2021, render 7.png

    AJ Capital, WeHo Merrit Mansion, Jan 27, 2021, diagram 1.png

    AJ Capital, WeHo Merrit Mansion, Jan 27, 2021, diagram 2.png

    AJ Capital, WeHo Merrit Mansion, Jan 27, 2021, diagram 3.png

    AJ Capital, WeHo Merrit Mansion, Jan 27, 2021, site map.png


    22 hours ago, yontu2 said:

    In community meetings about their plans, they described the ‘greenspace’ along Houston Street as a public amenity. The fences they are putting up seem to indicate otherwise. I also hope there will be a way for pedestrians to move through the site or Brown St. to Parson’s.

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    Thanks for confirming! I remembered seeing something like that & went looking for something more recent. I shared one of the updates about the Merritt Mansion development. I am still excited about everything they are doing. I just hope they can keep a pocket park at the corner of Houston & Brown like in the presentations and renderings that show the view looking south up Brown Street towards the realigned Merritt Mansion. There are going to be so many people in this area once the 3,500 units and office space are added that greenspace is going to be packed.

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  5. On 11/4/2021 at 4:58 AM, markhollin said:

    May Hosiery (conversion of late 1800s-1925 sock factory into 80,000 sq. ft. of offices, retail, restaurants, and boutique hotel) in WeHo update.

    New walkway from Chestnut Street towards central courtyard

    May Hosiery, Oct 30, 2021, 1.jpeg

    One of numerous side entrances:

    May Hosiery, Oct 30, 2021, 2.jpeg

    Massive HVAC set-up along CSX tracks on eastern side:

    May Hosiery, Oct 30, 2021, 3.jpeg

    Looking north into the courtyard area from Houston St., 1/4 bock west of Brown St:

    May Hosiery, Oct 30, 2021, 4.jpeg

    Looking NW into the courtyard area from intersection of Houston St. and Brown St:

    May Hosiery, Oct 30, 2021, 5.jpeg

    Addition along eastern edge.  Looking NW from intersection of Houston St. and Brown St:

    May Hosiery, Oct 30, 2021, 6.jpeg


    On 11/4/2021 at 7:19 AM, PaulChinetti said:

    Whoa, what is with that HVAC setup? There are also a lot of smaller units on the roof of the shorter building too. 

    I'm with you on the massive HVAC units--maybe generators in that setup too. Do most hotels have this type of infrastructure hidden?

    I liked when you could take the back way and walk from the old loading dock/dead end at Brown Street to Parson's. I hope AJC opens up Brown Street as a pedestrian way to connect to Chestnut St & adds a crossing to the Nashville Warehouse Co north of Chestnut.

    I am not a fan of the tall wood fence being installed at the May Hosiery along the sidewalk at Houston St & Brown St. I get that Soho House is exclusive, but the fence seems like an odd choice to keep people out. 

    The stairs to the central courtyard give me hope that AJC will do something cool to connect the May Hosiery side south of Chestnut to Nashville Warehouse Co on the north side.

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  6. On 8/15/2021 at 9:21 AM, PaulChinetti said:

    I wonder when WeHo Crossing starts construction will they realign 2nd Ave S under the railroad bridge. It would be a perfect time to do so. Or update that intersection somehow.

    @geoephemera was there any discussion around that?


    I don't remember too much about that in my group. I was pushing for the bus stop realignment more. But I have heard people talk at SNAP meetings about changing up the one way direction on 2nd & 4th to avoid stopping traffic at the train. It would be cheaper than a train crossing. I agree that it needs to be discussed before WeHo Crossing's plans are set.

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  7. 1 hour ago, smeagolsfree said:

    If its one of those cheap little things like has been built in the burbs for the longest a bulldozer could have it down in half a day. Even if it was a big one, as they are usually just metal shells. Tearing down a building is relatively cheap in the grand scheme of things compared to the pay back you get with residential.

    They are now building a lot more of the multistory projects, butt those are not very numerous in the burbs.

    Your comment gives me hope that the math will work for a developer there though the teardown cost isn't a problem. The loss of storage revenue will be the bigger cost for someone wanting to make that change. One would probably have to buy the business to shutter it or offer another property to relocate it. Hopefully, Markam East, the two developments planned across Lebanon Pike, & the residential  adaptive reuse development  planned for Donelson Plaza can make that seem possible. I have high hopes that our existing commuter rail will densify through more transit oriented development (TOD) around the Downtown Donelson UDO.

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