NASHVILLE, Tenn. – July 24, 2015 – One of Nashville's oldest and most esteemed developers has started clearing a prominent development site in Germantown, one block from the new ballpark for the Nashville Sounds.
Developers have flooded the neighborhoods immediately north of downtown, in pursuit of land for apartment complexes. That rush accelerated after Metro decided to move minor-league baseball to that part of the city. By my count, there now are more than 2,200 apartments either in the pipeline or under construction, courtesy of developers from a half-dozen states.
Amid that blitz, Nashville's H.G. Hill Realty Co. has laid low. Germantown actually is one of the few remaining parts of the region where H.G. Hill, a 120-year-old company that started in the grocery business, hasn't yet done a project. Currently, construction is underway on mixed-use developments in Brentwood, on Charlotte Avenue and by the Nashville West shopping center, as well as a newly completed project in Hillsboro Village.