The Elliot school is also on the 1.75 acre site but will not be touched due to its historic nature. James A. Lennon, the Nashville-based developer’s chief operating officer has the school also under contract.
Lennon spoke at a community meeting in 12South last Saturday and and made Mainland’s motives clear to the public. Mainland will also have a separate apartment project building built on the Special Olympics Tennessee headquarters site.
The last deal Mainland struck was to acquire the 30,521-square-foot old Elliott School building at the corner of Sixth and Jefferson Street in Germantown. Centerstone calls it the Ella Hayes Center. Mainland will be working with Nashville-based Manuel Zeitlin Architects on the planning and design of the project.