Creating Places: A Citizen Observer's Look at Nashville's Built Environment

Writer's Note: William Williams' interest in the manmade environment dates to 1970, at which point the then-young Williams started a collection of postcards of city skylines. The collection now numbers 1,000-plus cards. Among the writer's specific interests are exterior building design, city district planning, demographics, signage, mixed-use development, mass transit and green/sustainable construction and living. Williams began his Creating Places column with The City Paper in February 2005. The column in its original form was discontinued in September 2008 and reinvented via this blog in November 2008. Creating Places can be found on the home page of the website of The City Paper, at which Williams has worked in various capacities since October 2000.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Creating Places: Velocity veers toward sale

Nashville Post reporter — and Renaissance man of note — J.R. Lind writes today that Velocity is about to be sold to Atlanta-based Pollack Partners. According to its website, the company owns generic suburban residential buildings only, so adding the Gulch-located, and somewhat design-edgy, Velocity would be an interesting move.

It will be interesting to see if Pollack converts Velocity, developed as a condo building, to a rental property and buys out those folks who bought.

1 comment:

  1. Its good to see that middle incomes will now have access to live in the Gulch. An area that appeals most to those within that demographic. Velocity would be the hottest property in town if it goes rental. That huge building needs life! Plus, the retail on the bottom floor may develop.