Core eyes June start on Alloyʼs final phase

Source: Nashville Post

Building to offer for-sale commercial spaces targeted to maker businesses

By William Williams

Nashville-based Core Development will break ground in June on Alloy Artisan, a commercial building to represent the fourth and final phase of the company’s Alloy on Tech Hill undertaking in South Nashville.

According to a release, Nashville-based Manuel Zeitlin Architects has designed the 8,000-square-foot building to accommodate “artisan manufacturing.” The building will offer for-sale commercial condominiums, available individually at 960 square feet or in combinations of up to 6,720 square feet. Plans also allow for additional mezzanine space.

The building will be positioned next to a warehouse that accommodates, among others, the coffee roasting operations of Bongo Productions.
Phil Ryan, a broker with Village Commercial Real Estate (a Core sister company), and Elam Freeman, a broker with Baker Storey McDonald, are handling the sales and marketing of Alloy Artisan units. Highland Building Group is the general contractor.

“These spaces will open onto Alloy’s community green and will be great for an art studio, an entrepreneurial maker business, a brewery/tap room or a bakery and small café,” Kent Campbell, Core vice president, said in the release, adding that Alloy on Tech Hill offers convenient access, for example, to downtown Nashville, I-440 and Wedgewood-Houston.”

Jonathan Richter has pre-purchased an Alloy Artisan unit and will relocate to it his Marathon Village-based Richtergarten Creative, a design studio that does graphics, video/animation and product development.

“We are friends and long-time admirers of Manuel Zeitlin’s work, so when he introduced us to the project years ago, we immediately knew this was a perfect fit,” Richter. “Moving from Marathon Village will be bittersweet. [But] we are looking forward to being part of our new family at Alloy Artisan, starting with the lovely people at Bongo Java’s roastery.”

Positioned on 5.5 acres on the north end of Herron Drive and started in 2017, Alloy on Tech Hill includes Alloy 82, billed as the city’s first modular-build condominiums, and the sold-out Alloy 10/10, which includes live/work and short-term rental units.

In addition to Bongo Java Roasting Co., businesses at Alloy include Chocolate Moonshine Co. of Tennessee and Cocoa Casa.

Alloy on Tech Hill sits on an elevated site above Nolensville Road and near the land on which the city’s future Major League Soccer stadium is planned.