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Triumph Hospitality Hotel, 2221 Elliston Place

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Janek "Jay" Patel and his new company, Triumph Hospitality (a division of JV Hospitality) has the land the properties at 2221 Elliston Place, and 114-118 Louis Ave. under contract, most likely for a hotel.  His other hotel properties specialize in budget brands like Comfort Inn, Days Inn, Holiday Inn, Home2Suites, and Red Roof Inn.  He goes before metro Planning Commission to seek rezoning of the property on Dec. 13th. The site is directly behind the Caterpillar HQ on West End Ave.

No word on the size of the hotel, nor renderings yet.

The sad news is that the three 3 story buildings on the site, known as the Louise Douglas Apartments, will face demolition.  They are considered eligible for National Register of Historic Places, but are not listed as such currently.  They were constructed in 1925.

More at the Nashville Post here:

https://www.nashvillepost.com/business/development/article/21030646/hotel-could-replace-oldschool-apartments

 

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This screen shot from Smeagolsfree's excellent development map shows the property in teal, listed as Polygon 290, in the center of the frame:

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I knew someone who lived in the one at the Elliston corner. They are plain-jane inside... but of course provided a low-cost apartment option. 

Always envisioned some adaptive reuse with using the facades and joining them with a short tower of apartments in the back. Unfortunately, they're likely to fall and be replaced by a glass box for a budget hotel. Gotta admit, with all the upper end hotels in the vicinity, a budget hotel would do great there. Too bad because they add character to the whole stretch of elliston. I look over at the Hampton with its crappy architecture and sea of parking and think that's what will go there too. However, at least the trends now are to put garages under the buildings. 

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Here's a legitimate instance of a loss from the "Old Nashville." 

I wish we still had rows of old houses like you can still see in a lot of Midwestern and Northeastern cities.

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Jay Patel, under the auspices of Elliston Hospitality LLC, has gone ahead and purchased the Louise Douglas Apartments at 2221 Ellison Place, and 114/118 Louise Ave. for $6.5 million. Hilsea Holdings bought the charming 3 story brick 1920s-era structure in 1992 for $675,000. 

Metro Planning Commission in January deferred voting on JV Hospitality’s request to rezone the properties to allow for a future building(s). If a rezoning eventually is approved, demolition could take place for what are three of Nashville’s few remaining pre-World War II-constructed masonry apartment buildings.

The Metro Planning Department staff had recommended the commission deny JV Hospitality’s request. The Metro Council will need a two-thirds vote to override the denial and approve the rezoning. The council will vote on final reading on Tuesday, July 16, on the rezoning. It has passed on the first two readings.

Will be interesting to see how all of this unfolds.

More behind the Nashville Post paywall here:

https://www.nashvillepost.com/business/development/article/21078191/vuarea-apartment-houses-sell-for-65m

And the NBJ paywall here:

https://www.bizjournals.com/nashville/news/2019/07/15/hotelier-buys-midtown-site-where-apartments-stand.html?iana=hpmvp_nsh_news_headline

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7 hours ago, markhollin said:

Jay Patel, under the auspices of Elliston Hospitality LLC, has gone ahead and purchased the Louise Douglas Apartments at 2221 Ellison Place, and 114/118 Louise Ave. for $6.5 million. Hilsea Holdings bought the charming 3 story brick 1920s-era structure in 1992 for $675,000. 

Metro Planning Commission in January deferred voting on JV Hospitality’s request to rezone the properties to allow for a future building(s). If a rezoning eventually is approved, demolition could take place for what are three of Nashville’s few remaining pre-World War II-constructed masonry apartment buildings.

The Metro Planning Department staff had recommended the commission deny JV Hospitality’s request. The Metro Council will need a two-thirds vote to override the denial and approve the rezoning. The council will vote on final reading on Tuesday, July 16, on the rezoning. It has passed on the first two readings.
 

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Council meeting is tomorrow (Tues).   If it irks you that Patel would tear these down, send Council an email asking them to deny the zoning change.    

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For those that oppose this development, is it strictly about demolishing these buildings? Does it matter at all what replaces them? If we cannot demolish them, what should be done with them if anything? 

Honest questions. I really don’t have much of an opinion on them other than to say they aren’t exactly nice to look at in their current state.

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So when the elderly, handicapped, and people of limited income were force out of their residences which they could probably barely afford (for the Four Seasons development), everyone was screeching and howling "they should leave" if they don't like change.

But when someone wants to remove old timey buildings that no one notices, everyone mobilizes to action to save those sorry drab buildings because they are old.

Man, that some serious depravity.

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33 minutes ago, Ingram said:

So when the elderly, handicapped, and people of limited income were force out of their residences which they could probably barely afford (for the Four Seasons development), everyone was screeching and howling "they should leave" if they don't like change.

But when someone wants to remove old timey buildings that no one notices, everyone mobilizes to action to save those sorry drab buildings because they are old.

Man, that some serious depravity.

I haven't seen stories of anyone driven from these apartments. There were plenty of folks initially against the Four Seasons development. They spent a year or more getting public opinion to shift.

These apartments have been visible to a lot more folks than the Four Seasons site. Only my opinion, they are nicer and have lots more character than the other site. 

This is a new announcement. I think, eventually, this site will get demolished and rebuilt. It's a process, but I think calling it "depraved" to want the buildings saved is a tad harsh.

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10 minutes ago, dxfret said:

These 1920s era apartments are clearly not the highest and best use for this prime midtown property.  

You may be right. I can think of better uses for the Krispy Kreme site, the West End United Methodist Church site, the Elliston Place Soda shop. Heck, Centennial Park would make a site for affordable housing.

We all have a vision for what's appropriate, what's fair and unfair. It's always a balance and achieving it's rarely easy in boom times.

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^^We've already lost a lot of the "soul" of Music Row...and the soul of Elliston Place is in as much jeopardy.  Hillsboro Village has to be careful not to give too many concessions, too.  12South has thankfully gotten it mostly right...but some of the residential in the area has pushed the boundaries a bit too much.

Overall...there's a reason why people like these areas...and coming in and building larger-than-life structures that are more than 2-3 stories high actually takes away from the vibe of the area.

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