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Green Hills Mall expansion, Phase II  (3 floors, 130,000 sq. ft.) update. Exterior nearly complete.

Looking NE fromAbbott Martin Rd., 1/2 block west of Bandywood Dr: 
 

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Looking SE from 4th level of Mall garage at Cleghorn Ave. and Green Hills Mall Drive:

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36 minutes ago, BnaBreaker said:

I can't believe the new mall addition somehow found a way to be even more closed off to the surrounding neighborhood than the original mall structure.  A missed opportunity indeed!  This could have been a major step toward making Green Hills an actual walkable, cohesive neighborhood, and toward making the mall a focal point of it.  Instead though we got a beige blank wall dinosaur surrounded by asphalt straight outta 1987.   So disappointing.  

Agreed. Someone mentioned to me (on another forum) that there is a longer term plan to add another anchor to the north side between Dillards and Nordstrom. At first, it didn't seem like enough room....but in the photo above...it does kind of look like there is an indention in the wall (upper and lower) that might accommodate an entrance to the mall perhaps? Either way, there is nothing pleasing about the way this looks at this point. 

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2 hours ago, BnaBreaker said:

I can't believe the new mall addition somehow found a way to be even more closed off to the surrounding neighborhood than the original mall structure.  A missed opportunity indeed!  This could have been a major step toward making Green Hills an actual walkable, cohesive neighborhood, and toward making the mall a focal point of it.  Instead though we got a beige blank wall dinosaur surrounded by asphalt straight outta 1987.   So disappointing.  

This is so true. Green Hills is so close and yet so far away. With the mall addition wasted on doubling down on suburban style, I think their best shot is if someone would drop about 300 apartments directly adjacent to the Hill Center development. That street would be the perfect new nucleus for a walkable Green Hills, and if they ever start growing a non-car-dependent customer base they could build outward from there.

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3 hours ago, Edgefield D said:

Agreed. Someone mentioned to me (on another forum) that there is a longer term plan to add another anchor to the north side between Dillards and Nordstrom. At first, it didn't seem like enough room....but in the photo above...it does kind of look like there is an indention in the wall (upper and lower) that might accommodate an entrance to the mall perhaps? Either way, there is nothing pleasing about the way this looks at this point. 

I would bet there were stipulations in the deal when Dillards sold their land to the mall preventing a new anchor, on that land. I'd heard that the office building (next to the movies) might go and a new anchor might go there, but that was many years ago prior to this renovation.

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2 hours ago, AronG said:

This is so true. Green Hills is so close and yet so far away. With the mall addition wasted on doubling down on suburban style, I think their best shot is if someone would drop about 300 apartments directly adjacent to the Hill Center development. That street would be the perfect new nucleus for a walkable Green Hills, and if they ever start growing a non-car-dependent customer base they could build outward from there.

Agreed completely.  With this suburban style addition too I worry that in fifteen years or so this mall will be a total relic of a bygone era and become just another dead mall.

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^^^ Wow. Huge respect to the architects who put that stuff together -- and that's just for a small 2-story shop inside a mall.

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Franklin Road Academy has a new 3 story structure going up.
 

Franklin Road Academy, Mar 31, 2019, render.jpg


Looking east from the main drive, 1/2 block north of intersection of Franklin Rd. and Robertson Academy Rd:

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GBT Realty has won the bid from the city for the former fire station at 2025 Richard Jones Rd (.87 acre) that sits immediately to the north of the 18 story Vertis Green Hills development.  The price is $4 million.

As of May 2018, the firehouse site was appraised at $5.87 million, according to an independent appraiser. The property fetched no bids during its first auction, which happened in February.

One bidder made a $4.2 million offer at a March auction, but that bidder was unable to close on the purchase, says Metro's Finance Department.

The April auction, which Tomlin won with his $4 million offer, attracted what appears to be six or seven bidders, based on Metro records.

More behind the NBJ paywall here:

https://www.bizjournals.com/nashville/news/2019/04/22/brentwood-developer-snags-site-by-green-hills-mall.html?ana=twt

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7 hours ago, AUNash said:

Anyone know what’s being done next to Sperry’s in Belle Meade?

According to the building permit, 2 story medical office building. 17,400 sf

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RevPar Green Hills has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District court against Rochford Realty, Trey Rochford, and Bedford Commons Assoc. for trying to slow down approval on the 135 room Hyatt Place Hotel to be built on .9 acre at 3818 Bedford Ave. 

RevPar alleges that the association members created a design review committee to derail their project, which "would compete with the Green Hills Hampton Inn" just up the road. In court filings, the defendants confirm that Rochford Realty founder John Rochford is part-owner of that hotel, and that Donald "Trey" Rochford, his son, "holds a contingent future interest" that "is unlikely to vest for decades."

"Plaintiff contends that the [design review committee's] conclusions are arbitrary and capricious … and are but a pretext for preventing competition with the nearby Hampton Inn," RevPar says in its lawsuit. "In fact, it appears that no [design review committee] had ever been formed before the one that rejected Plaintiff’s hotel plan. … Plaintiff has incurred substantial damages on account of the unreasonable delay in obtaining approval of its hotel project, estimated to be on the order of $10 million, and will continue to do so."

RevPar is alleging violations of federal antitrust laws and asking a judge to declare that the Bedford Commons Association must approve the hotel as designed.

In response, the defendants demand a jury trial over the matter. They say no design review committee existed previously because there wasn't a need — "no one had submitted plans to Bedford Commons that required design review."

More behind the NBJ paywall here:

https://www.bizjournals.com/nashville/news/2019/05/06/in-10m-lawsuit-developer-accuses-neighbors-of.html?iana=hpmvp_nsh_news_headline
 

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Hillsboro H.S. expansion/renovation (3 stories, $89 million) update.

Looking NE from Hillsboro Pike, 1/2 block north of intersection with Abbott Martin Rd:

Hillsboro HS, May 3, 2019, 1.jpg


Looking SE from Tiba Nu parking lot off of Glen Echo Rd., 1/2 block east of Hillsboro Pike:

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Looking SW from entrance off of Glen Echo Rd., 1/2 block west of Benham Ave:

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Looking south from entrance off of Glen Echo Rd., 1/2 block west of Benham Ave:

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Does anyone have any scoop on when the Mall at Green Hills is planning to open the new connector addition  to Dillard's? The last I heard (quite a while ago) was a nebulous "late summer".

I wonder if they will open prior to all the tenants being ready or wait for a big reveal. Crate & Barrel, I'm guessing the biggest new tenant, pulled their permit 2/22 and I'm guessing at a 5-6 month build, but the smaller tenants could be complete earlier.

 

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On 5/17/2019 at 8:26 AM, Nash_12South said:

Does anyone have any scoop on when the Mall at Green Hills is planning to open the new connector addition  to Dillard's? The last I heard (quite a while ago) was a nebulous "late summer".

I wonder if they will open prior to all the tenants being ready or wait for a big reveal. Crate & Barrel, I'm guessing the biggest new tenant, pulled their permit 2/22 and I'm guessing at a 5-6 month build, but the smaller tenants could be complete earlier.

 

June 21,  2019 which is a Friday.

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