August 10, 2015
Boyle Moves Forward with Complex Mixed-Use Projects in Memphis & Nashville
Activity is vigorous at Schilling Farms, Boyle’s 443-acre, 20-year mixed-use project in Collierville. Designed to include all of the elements of small-town life, Schilling Farms provides a thriving community where residents and visitors can live, work and grow.
Some of the Mid-South’s premier companies now call Schilling Farms home, including Helena Chemical Company and Converged Solutions Group (CSG). Office lots ranging from 1 1/2 to 2 acres are available at Schilling Bend Commons, an office development well-suited to individual office users and medical space. Schilling Farms Business Center provides tenants a unique combination of customizable “Class A” office/service space.
The residential component of Schilling Farms is well underway. The Neighborhood offers 87 single-family homes nestled around shady McGinnis Park, and The Oaks provides 128 ranch-style condominiums for the retirement market. Low maintenance living is available at Sterling Square with its 75 town homes, and both Legacy Farms and The Madison are options for those in the market for multi-family housing. Work will soon begin on Wynstone Mill, a new neighborhood of single family homes with rear load alleyways.
Cornerstone Development Company has purchased 18 acres for the development of a residential community. Cornerstone is a well-respected developer of Kelly Plantation and other large mixed-use developments in the Florida panhandle. Also a proponent of New Urbanism, Cornerstone brings a depth of talent, experience, and an approach to development that is complimentary to the Schilling story.
Extensive amenities enhance the quality of life at Schilling Farms including the Collierville YMCA, Kid Tech Child Care, Life Church, and Schilling Farms Middle School.
With its success in Collierville, it’s only natural that Boyle has moved forward with two mixed-use projects in Nashville. Located in Williamson County, the nation’s ninth most affluent county, Meridian Cool Springs and Berry Farms are eagerly anticipated in Franklin’s burgeoning commercial real estate market.
Meridian Cool Springs in Franklin will be a mix of office, hotel, retail and restaurant uses. The 40-acre development, bordering Interstate 65, is immediately adjacent to One and Two Corporate Centre, acquired by Boyle in December of 2003. “We are planning a community named Cool Springs that is unlike any other in the area. The design provides for pedestrian connectivity between Meridian, One and Two Corporate Centre to the south and the PRIMUS headquarters located to the north of the site. Tenants and their guests will be able to enjoy upscale hotels, restaurants and retail shops just steps away,” says Phil Fawcett, Executive Manager of Boyle Nashville.
“A 175,000-square-foot corporate headquarters for Community Health Systems (CHS) is the first building under construction with completion expected in December 2006,” says Jeff Haynes, Chief Manager of Boyle Nashville.
Upon completion, the CHS site will have more than 600,000 square feet of “Class A” office space, more than 200 hotel rooms, and nearly 50,000 square feet of space available for retail and restaurant options.
Soon to evolve a few miles south of Meridian on Interstate 65 at Goose Creek By-pass Interchange is Berry Farms. This 600-acre joint venture between Boyle and the Berry family will reflect the rich architectural heritage of Franklin’s past. Berry Farms Town Center is scheduled to lead the development. It will create a one-of-a-kind sense of place, drawing from the regional identity of Franklin. Encompassing 223 acres, the Town Center will contain diverse housing appealing to the various Franklin lifestyles with 143 single family homes (ranging from common lots, village and manor lots), 135 town homes, 180 condominiums, 164 apartments and 24 live/work units.
The commercial area is arranged in unique districts, with about 590,000 square feet of retail arranged by neighborhood styles. Anchored by a grocery store, the town center will feature village-style retail centered around parks and plazas. All will be focused around a unique mix of street-front retail on the ground floor with residential above. The project also contains roughly 550,000 square feet of office space, ranging from corporate, professional and medical offices — all contained in an urban setting.
“We are excited to make Berry Farms a memorable southern gateway into Williamson County and Nashville that will be enjoyed for generations,” says Fawcett.