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I will be there early as always to have things set up. I get there between 8:30 & 8:45 along with Predsboy18 just to shoot the bull and enjoy coffee and my meal beforehand. Anyone that wants to join early is welcome. 

For those of you that want to park free, you can park next to the state capital on 6th Ave N between the Cap and the John Sevier office building.

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  • markhollin changed the title to The Dave Luna Urban Planet Forum Online Meet-Up, Sat. June 4th, 10 AM to noon; The Copper Branch in Downtown Library
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2 hours ago, kevibruy said:

Yeap, you really had great information. You just  included in your post that "20 Great Places To Start A Business After the Pandemic" One of it will be always would be Washington. As I just love to be at Washington and recently just started my business in Washington by hiring Washington SOS  agent who does all work for us to ease the process of set up a business. I thought that still many thing to be coming and I excited to know about great places but no one here elaborated.  Still, I'm happy with your efforts and the post. 

This is a NASHVILLE forum.  Your post seems very irrelevant with your comments about Washington.  The post was informative about our monthly meeting  here and not generally for extreneous comment such as this.  Welcome to th e forum but  please try to keep responses germane to the original post unless obviously humor.  Generally, posts about our meetings require little elaboration.  Thanks.

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Our next in-person Meet-Up this Saturday, June 4th, from 10 AM to noon Central Time.  Once again we will be at The Copper Branch in the NE corner of the Downtown Library Building (at SW corner of 6th Ave. North and Church St.).  Parking is available in the Library Garage at $6.00 per hour--but if you bring your ticket in and have it stamped at the front desk at the Library you get 1.5 hours free. If the weather is good, we will meet on the patio outside; if not, then inside.  In either case, Ron (Smeagolsfree) will be arriving early to get tables and chairs set up. 

We should have things set up for folks to participate online via Zoom as well. If you would like to join in that way, please send me your e-mail address via private message by Friday evening, April 1st, and we will get you the particulars for logging on.   We will presume that if you took part in last few months' virtual meet-ups, that you will be interested again this month...so no need to send your info again (we've  kept it from May of 2020 onward and will include you automatically for this upcoming meeting). Everyone on that list will be getting an e-mail this week with log-in info for remote access.


A full agenda of discussion items will be posted on this thread in a few days.

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Another fun Meet-Up this morning with 21 in attendance (6 of those online).  Several folks had to leave before we could get our group pic.  Thanks again to Smeagolsfree (Ron) and PredsBoy18 (Brian) for coming early to set up; LA-TN (Bob) for coordinating the online proceedings; and Bos2Nash (Craig) for advance publicity.  

The next regular gathering will be Sat. July 2nd at 10 AM at The Copper Branch inside the Downtown Library.   There's a chance we will have a mini-meet before that, so stay tuned for more info.  :  )
 

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  • markhollin changed the title to The Dave Luna Urban Planet Forum Meet-Up (online, too), Sat. July 2nd, 10 AM to noon; The Copper Branch in Downtown Library

Our next in-person Meet-Up this Saturday, July 2nd, from 10 AM to noon Central Time.  Once again we will be at The Copper Branch in the NE corner of the Downtown Library Building (at SW corner of 6th Ave. North and Church St.).  Parking is available in the Library Garage at $6.00 per hour--but if you bring your ticket in and have it stamped at the front desk at the Library you get 1.5 hours free. If the weather is good, we will meet on the patio outside; if not, then inside.  In either case, Ron (Smeagolsfree) will be arriving early to get tables and chairs set up. 

We should have things set up for folks to participate online via Zoom as well. If you would like to join in that way, please send me your e-mail address via private message by Friday evening, July 1st, and we will get you the particulars for logging on.   We will presume that if you took part any previous virtual meet-ups, that you will be interested again this month...so no need to send your info again (we've  kept it from May of 2020 onward and will include you automatically for this upcoming meeting). Everyone on that list will be getting an e-mail this week with log-in info for remote access.


A full agenda of discussion items will be posted on this thread in a few days.

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NASHVILLE URBAN PLANET MEET-UP AGENDA, JULY 2, 2022

Here's an overview of what can be covered at the Dave Luna Urban Planet Meet-Up IN-PERSON this Saturday, July 2nd, from 10 AM to noon at The Copper Branch inside the Downtown Library (on the SW corner of 6th Ave. North and Church St.). The weather forecast appears to be good  so we will meet on the patio outside.   Should it rain, we can meet inside. Bob (LA_TN) will be with us again to serve as our AV tech to get the proceedings  captured for anyone who wishes to attend via Zoom.  Please PM me by Friday evening at the latest if you would like to get the link to join us remotely.

             INITIAL BUSNIESS:

  • Meet any new folks in attendance.
     
  • Get reports from anyone who traveled to other cities in the past month for quick overviews of what they experienced.
     
  • Cranes up:  Chartwell at Marathon (1); Artist Lofts (1); Nashville Yards AEG Apt. Tower One (1); Nashville Yards AEG Apt. Tower Two (1); Gulch Union Residential Tower (1)
     
  • Cranes down: None
     
  • Total cranes currently up in Davidson County: 56; total YTD: 63
  • Topped out: 50 Music Square West Hotel (7 stories); Belmont Univ. Massey 3D Center (6); Blakeford (6); 918 Main (5); Fusion WeHo Phase II (4); Novel Harpeth Heights (4); Oral Surgical Institute (3); Oakbrook Cool Springs (3); Mallory Bldg. (3); Martha O’Bryan Center (3); Williams Station Townhomes (3); Breeze Block (3); Lenox & Oceola Townhomes (3); Demoss Townhomes, Phase II (3); Liberty Lofts (3)

    AGENDA:
     
  • 210 15th Ave. North will be 30 stories/332' with 566 residential units, 13,000 sq. ft. of ground level retail, 9 levels of parking (2 below grade). 1414 Church St. will be a 30 story/332' hotel with 192 rooms, and ground level retail. The Roers Company is the developer for the residential tower; STG Design is the architect; Kimley-Horn and Barge Design will be involved with engineering. Renderings and diagrams for the residential tower are the only ones released so far.
     
  • Portman Holdings and National Real Estate Advisors are partnering to redevelop the current 10 acre Eleven Eleven apartment campus with three additional mid-rise towers in the 16 story range that will be primarily residential over the next decade. The main address is 200 11th Ave. North, and features several 4 story structures built a decade ago with hundreds of apartments.  The plan is to keep those for the time being, with the new structure being built to the east on the surface lots that hug the CSX tracks. The purchase transaction is being done via a quitclaim deed deal where no dollar amount is listed on the Davidson County Register of Deeds document. Mike Green, Senior VP of Development for Nashville at Portman says, "We see the property as a critical connection between the North Gulch and mid-Gulch as well as between Church Street and 11th Avenue North,"  adding the site will eventually offer improved connectivity — via an aerial pedestrian/cyclist bridge/ramp — involving the Church Street viaduct and the existing Metro greenway. The ramp likely will be the city’s first such structure related to its viaducts. Portman is also developing Ballpark Village and The Moore office building in Midtown.  This will be their largest project in the market yet. No renderings or diagrams yet, but should be coming in the near future.
     
  • C3 Bank out of California will open its first Nashville office in Nashville in the former King Baby Jewelry Building  at 615 9th Ave. South.  They  paid $7.1 million for it along with the adjoining 611 9th Ave. South  (a 1 story structure home to Chef & I, which will be relocating). The bank will renovate and make an addition to the current structure which will eventually be a 6,140 sq. ft. space on a single floor, employing 5-10 people.  Pfeffer Torode will be the architect with Urban Cowboy doing interior design.  With the way this neighborhood is percolating, it appears they paid way too much for this 1/3 acre site and just to convert a small structure into a bank branch.  Perhaps they have something more substantial in mind for the long term. A rendering is available.
     
  • Metro Council has approved the purchase of the former Nashville School for the Blind's 2.6 acre campus at 88 Hermitage Ave. from the state for $20.3 million.  It could've been purchased  for half of that in 2019. Metro officials said the city could partner with the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency, which owns an adjoining parcel, to create up to 350 housing units on the 2.6-acre parcel surrounding the historic building along the Cumberland River in the Rolling Mill Hill neighborhood. After the purchase is finalized, a technical feasibility study will consider the structure of that housing and potential uses for the existing buildings. Designs to renovate the 17,000-square-foot building into an office or similar use could cost around $8.8 million.
     
  • Sip SoBro Craft Beer and Coffee will be a new taproom/cafe at 1 floor, 2,090 sq. ft., circa 1946 brick structure at 523 4th Ave. South. Daniels and Chandler Architects will handle design work, with Historic Buildings the contractor.
     
  • Endeavor Real Estate Group (the folks behind 1200 Broadway and Gulch Union) have purchased 1 Music Circle South (3 stories, 27,000 sq. ft. on .5 acre)  from the United Methodist Church for $8.15 million.   We believe height codes for that area are around 8 stories.  For the short term, Endeavor will just lease the office space in the building, which is not very old. Additionally, Endeavor purchased the adjoining lot just to the west at 7 Music Circle East, for $6.5 million last December.  So they are accumulating land for something of interest down the road. They may also try to purchase the surface lots at 6 and 8 Music Circle South from Oak Point, which recently paid $5 million for that cumulative .46 acre. 
     
  • A new 3 story version of South Street restaurant/bar is going to be built and operated by Bryan Lewis and Steve Smith at 903 20th Ave. South. The two have bought the property for $4.5 million, and plan to sink between $4 and 6 million into the new structure. In addition, the future building will feature a rooftop space.  A demo permit will be applied for by August’s end, with construction to start thereafter. No renderings available yet.
     
  • Three 1 story structures on .42 acre at 1040-1044 3rd Ave. South in Chestnut Hill have been purchased for $3.42 million, with the intent of transforming them into a live entertainment venue. Christopher Jordan Latiff is the new owner and his Hitedeos LLC will oversee the transition into "a special event venue for music lovers surrounded by a variety of local food that will service and benefit the local emerging community.” It appears that Butcher Supply Store at 1040 3rd Ave. South will remain in business, with the other two addresses making up the club/restaurant. The Perryman family were the previous owners, having paid a total of $28,000 in several transactions for the properties between 1981-85. 
     
  • Broadstone Berry Hill will be a 4 story, 303 unit residential complex with 5,000 sq. ft. of ground level retail, and a 437 capacity internal garage. It will be built on the 3.25 acre site of the former Mrs. Grissom’s Salads factory at 2500 Bransford Ave., catty corner from the fairgrounds to the NE. Alliance Residential is the developer; Dynamic Design is the architect; Catalyst Design is in charge of engineering. The purchase of the site is not complete yet, hence no timelines have been set. This is Broadstone’s 6th project in Nashville.
     
  • Von Elrod's Beer Garden at 1004 4th Ave. North is going to expand with an additional 6,500 sq. ft. of heated/covered space in the form of an additional indoor/outdoor pavilion that will accommodate another 300 people. 
     
  • Mayor Cooper is proposing that the new Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) and a new high school for the arts could move to the PSC site. Last year, Icahn sold the PSC Metals business across the nation but retained ownership of the land near Nissan Stadium. That transaction is a “good development” for Nashville, Cooper said, as Icahn is now “more of a real estate investor” as it pertains to the site. Cooper said he plans to meet with Icahn and his son, Brett Icahn.
     
  • Lifestyle Communities has given up on their large project (5-7 stories, 400 units) across from Stocking 51 at 1300 51st Ave. North, and have sold the 3.8 acre site for $30 million to Camden Property Trust out of Houston. The latter is the same group planning a 16 story mixed-use project at 909 Division in the Gulch.  Will Smith, Camden vice president, told the Post Monday the future project will not include any changes related to height, massing and scale as was previously planned with the LC project, which had paid $12.8 million for the land in The Nations in Feb. of 2020. No new renderings yet.
     
  • The Lofts at Rivergate will be two 6 story buildings with 476 residential units and 16,496 sq. ft. of commercial space included on the 12 acre site of the former Macy's Dept. store at Rivergate Mall. Charles Jones, known for his work in rehabbing/reimagining old sites like Werthen Lofts and Saint Bernard Convent, is the majority owner in the project.  It will not be attached to the mall (which still has 58 stores), but will have a pedestrian connectivity point. The rezoning and approval process will start on July 11th at the Goodlettsville Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. Rendering available.
     
  • Airport expansion announcements: Concourse 1) A and D will see extensions and improvements including additional gates, moving walkways, and additional concessions in both concourses; 2) New Air Freight Building – A new air freight facility will be constructed to better support airline cargo requirements;  3) Terminal Roadway Improvements – Capacity will increase and ease traffic flow into and out of the terminal and parking garages; 4)  Upgrades to the baggage handling system will sort bags by flight, speed security inspections, and deliver passenger luggage to and from the aircraft faster.   The New Horizons design phase is expected to begin in August 2022 with construction on the extension of Concourse D scheduled to begin in late 2023 – with completion of all projects in late 2028. 
     
  • Neyer Properties is planning a 150 unit residential project (3 stories?) on 4.9 acres at 713 Ermac Drive just north of the airport. Neyer recently purchased the undeveloped land for $2 million. Across the street to the west they are apparently also going to have another 200 unit complex.
     
  • Williamson County appears to be the destination for a high-end outlet retail center that will offer 300,000 sq. ft. of space  for dozens of retail shops and restaurants.  It will be co-developed by Simon Property Group (who specialize in high end malls) and AJ Capital. Other similar malls that Simon Property has are enclosed. No word in their initial press release as to the exact location, but it did state they are aiming for the southern portion of the metro area.  A 2023 groundbreaking is planned.
     
  • Franklin will see a GoStore It self-storage facility (4 stories, 151,000 sq. ft.) on the former Goose Creek Inn motel site at 2404 Goose Creek Bypass off of I-65. Maddison Capital is the developer; Smith Gee Studio is the architect; Kimley Horn is in charge of engineering; Kiser + Vorgrin Design will oversee landscape architecture.Middleburg Real Estate has paid $9 million for 23 undeveloped acres at 122 Liberty Pike in Franklin, which is just south of the large Ovation project.  Zoning allows for 450 residential units ton the site. They plan on calling it Mosby Cool Springs. No word on groundbreaking, and no renderings yet.
     
  • WaWa convenience stores may be expanding into the Nashville market with upwards of 40 outlets in the future starting in 2025.  The markets offer, among other items, prepared foods, coffee, gas and ATMs. Wawa stores are located in six states in the mid-Atlantic area.  Forbes ranked Wawa No. 29 of America’s largest private companies in 2021, a year in which Wawa posted revenue of $11 billion.


    NASHVILLE REMAINS HOT:

     
  • Ryder System has chosen Franklin for a new regional freight logistics office that will employ 150 people within several years. No word on the exact location yet.
     
  • Scout's Pub Midtown will be a new modern pub opening on the first floor of SkyHouse Nashville. They expect to have at least 70 employees. 
     
  • The Rutledge Restaurant inside the Four Seasons Tower has just opened with 80 employees.
     
  • Nashville picked #1 on “12 Hottest Housing Markets of 2022” list by National Mortgage News.
     
  • Nashville ranked #4 in nation for building new homes in first quarter of 2022 according to Redfin.
     
  • Clarksville is ranked #1 in nation in Opendoor's "Top 20 Hottest Zip Codes" for real estate.
     
  • The Nashville lodging market’s revenue per available room — a metric used to calculate the hospitality industry’s health — is expected to increase 33.2% to $110.96 by the end of this year, according to research from CBRE Inc. That figure would be up from $83.33 a year earlier and greater than the national average of $72.20 seen in this year’s first quarter. The momentum is expected to carry into 2023.
     
  • Nashville Airport had a huge May: A new one month record with 1,808,835 passengers, up 30.3% from last year, and up 8.7% from 2019. 
     
  • Conde Naste's travel website picked Nashville as its featured city the week of June 20th.
     
  • Bloomberg had a big feature on Nashville’s tourist transformation thru luxury hotels/amenities. The story got picked-up by several other large new services.
     
  • Bridgestone Arena ranks third in the United States for ticket sales and fourth in the world for gross ticket revenue according to the international trade publication Pollstar's 2022 Second Quarter Industry Report. The quarterly report states that Bridgestone Arena grossed $40,967,713.3 in revenue and sold 397,795 tickets.
     
  • Nashville ranked #1 on Livability's "Five Fashion-Foward Cities That Aren't New York or L.A." list.


    Hope you can join us Saturday morning for fun, lively discussion on all the development news around Music City!  : )
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