Project near downtown Franklin aims for ‘attainable’ prices in sizzling market

November 21, 2016 Nashville Business Journal by Adam Sichko A developer in Franklin is aiming to capitalize on the spike in home values across Williamson County by creating residences priced a notch or two below those top-of-the-market prices. It’s a tactic akin to what some urban apartment developers are doing in Nashville, as rents there…

Airport sets record for most passengers in one month

November 18, 2016 Nashville Post The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority Friday announced Nashville International Airport served 1,217,173 passengers in October, setting a record as the busiest month in BNA history. The figure broke the previous record set in June (1,206,083 passengers). October also marked the eighth consecutive month the airport accommodated more than 1 million…

Hyatt targets hotel in budding Franklin development

November 15, 2016 Nashville Business Journal by Adam Sichko Hyatt is aiming to open a business-class hotel as part of a mixed-use development in Franklin that would also feature something rare in that part of the market today: top-grade office space available to rent. A 122-room Hyatt House would join a 175,000-square-foot office building as…

Williamson commission OKs development impact fee

November 15, 2016 Nashville Post Williamson County’s growth and subsequent need to provide public schools for more and more students has resulted in a one-time impact fee on new housing construction to be enacted next year. The Williamson County Commission voted 22-2 Monday night in favor of two resolutions related to the fee, despite the…

The $6B question: How paying for Nashville’s mass transit is up to you

November 11, 2016 Nashville Business Journal From day one, the biggest question surrounding the region’s $6 billion mass-transit expansion has been, “How will we pay for it?” This week, we got the first real look at the potential answers. On Wednesday, members of the business-led coalition Moving Forward detailed seven potential local funding options that…

Brentwood health tech company sold to Ohio group

November 11, 2016 Nashville Post Cincinnati-based PatientPoint announced Friday the acquisition of Brentwood patient engagement company MedCenterDisplay. Terms of the deal — which yields an approximately 1,000-hospital portfolio — were not disclosed in a release. MedCenterDisplay provides digital signage, mobile apps and digital marketing solutions for hospitals. In mid-2015, the company raised $2.3 million, which…

12 new Williamson schools needed in next 5 years

November 10, 2016 The Tennessean by Melanie Balakit Williamson County Schools will need nearly $340 million  for new school construction, according to its proposed five-year capital plan. As school enrollment rises — about 10,000 more students are expected over the next five years — so does the district’s need for new schools. Eight new elementary schools,…

After September dip, Williamson home sales spike in October

November 10, 2016 Brentwood Home Page by Zach Harmuth Home sales increased by nearly a quarter in October compared to last year. After falling in September, total residential closings in Williamson County rose 22.7 percent last month, according to the monthly market report released this week by the Williamson County Association of REALTORS® (WCAR). The…

Chamber proposes 7 ways your taxes can pay for $6B transit plan

November 9, 2016 Nashville Business Journal by Meg Garner Nashville business leaders today rolled out the first picture of just how much Middle Tennesseans could pay to build the region’s $6 billion transit overhaul, with a new report detailing seven potential local taxes and fees. At the Cumberland Region Tomorrow’s Power of Ten Summit, which…

High-flying Franklin firm lands on Forbes list

November 8, 2016 Nashville Business Journal by Eleanor Kennedy Add another piece of national notice to the list for Franklin-based Digital Reasoning, a machine learning company whose investors include massive financial players, a health care giant and the venture arm of the United States intelligence community. The company has landed a spot in Forbes’ Fintech…