A mixed-use development is underway for the Brentwood area on 17 acres of land that once housed the Murray Ohio headquarters building and the next-door Tennessee Baptist Convention Center on the corner of Franklin Road and Maryland Way.
The development, known as The Streets of Brentwood, has been a long-awaited project and has plans to feature more than 970,000 square feet of office space, retail, residential units, a hotel and a movie theater.
Developers H.G. Hill Realty Co., which owns nearby Franklin Road shopping center home to REI, Fresh Market and Puffy Muffin, along with GBT Realty Corp., which built across-the-street Harris Teeter and its shopping center, submitted the request for Town Center zoning within the city earlier this week. The first reading of the rezoning request will be brought before the Brentwood City Commission on Nov. 12. A rezoning request must be submitted to allow for the mixed-use development and taller buildings.
We will keep you up to date as more information becomes available regarding specifics of the Streets of Brentwood development project.
It was announced this week that the Streets of Brentwood project received zoning approval after a meeting Monday evening. The Streets of Brentwood is a planned mixed-use, town center development that includes a theater, office buildings, retail and restaurant space as well as a hotel. The major concerned voiced about the new project was the traffic it could create.
The proposed development would be built near Maryland Way and Franklin Road in Brentwood, an area already dealing with heavy traffic. During the meeting, developers asked city commissioners to change zoning for the property of the former Murray-Ohio headquarters. Developers said they realize the project will bring more traffic, but it’s something they are excited about as more traffic means the development is successful.
Traffic woes and a buffer zone for nearby neighbors must be addressed before the project can get further approval. The 17-acre site is currently zoned for office space only, but developers GBT Realty Corp. and H.G. Hill Realty Co. want Town Center zoning to allow for the 970,000-square-foot mixed-use development. Two residential lots in the Meadowlake subdivision back up to the property on the south end.
The property includes the now-demolished Murray Ohio headquarters building and the current Tennessee Baptist Convention Center, which is under contract for purchase.
The approval process will take a break for the winter holidays and resume with a planning commission recommendation, public hearing and final reading starting in January.If approved, the earliest construction could happen on The Streets of Brentwood project is next summer, said developer spokesman Michael Hindman of H. Michael Hindman Architecture.