Originally Posted by HSVTiger
The new downtown apartments at Twickenham Square..Artisan
no new info just a web site to sign up
and a flyer for the adjacent downtown Publix
Under construction on Meridian street is a new downtown branch for National Bank of Commerce. This was the bank that was originally penciled in for the Twickenham Square office building but elected to have their own facility. Haven't seen a rendering of the building but it's tucked in close to the Washington street/I-565 viaduct. Guessing that unless you are looking for it, you won't see it. Good access to the Lumberyard/Cleveland Street entertainment area, Veterans Memorial, dog park and skateboard park.
Downtown's Twickenham Square progressing quickly
The first pieces of the $100 million Twickenham Square mixed-use development in Huntsville's medical district are expected to open in very early 2014.
Tom Hunt, whose PHD Hotels is developing a 101-room Homewood Suites along Gallatin Street, said workers are busy framing in the third floor.
"Progress is great there," Hunt said earlier this week. "We're on track to open hopefully sometime in January."
Same for the first wave of 246 loft apartments being built by Bristol Development Group of Brentwood, Tenn. Bristol executive Sam Yeager said he expects tenants to start moving into the recently-renamed Artisan apartments in January or February.
Yeager said potential tenants "have been calling" but leases won't be available until construction is farther along.
Work is also progressing on Triad Properties' five-story, $36 million medical office tower at the northwest corner of Gallatin Street and St. Clair Avenue. Triad executive William Stroud said crews recently poured 77 concrete support columns for the Twickenham Place tower.
Stroud said passersby should see the building's steel skeleton begin to emerge from the ground in about six weeks. A climate-controlled pedestrian bridge will connect the third floor of the tower to Huntsville Hospital's main public parking garage.
Gerry Shannon, another Triad executive, said Huntsville Hospital will be part-owner of the building and plans to relocate its clinical laboratory there. The lab will cover the entire third floor and half of the fourth floor - about 35,000 square feet in all.
Shannon said a large Huntsville medical practice has agreed to take over most of the fifth floor and will also be part-owner of the tower. The name of the practice will be announced later, he said.
"We've got a couple of non-medical tenants looking at the ground floor, but nothing signed yet," Shannon said Thursday. "The preference has always been to have a bank there, and maybe a small sandwich shop or something like that."
The goal is to have a certificate of occupancy from the city by mid-February so the hospital lab and others can move into the tower in early March, he said.
The things that local shoppers and diners are most excited about - a new Publix supermarket, four new restaurants and other retail stores - will come last.
Yeager said retailers don't want to move to Twickenham Square until the roads and other heavy construction is finished in mid- to late-spring 2014.
"We have a lot of (retailers) that want to be there, and they're willing to pay rents that were not in that market before because there wasn't the product there," said Yeager. "But they don't want to open in a construction zone."
He said Bristol and its development partner, PGM Properties, have signed "one or two" leases for restaurant and retail space but are not ready to name the businesses.