Harpeth Square unveils plans as biggest, most expensive project ever in downtown Franklin

The long-awaited Harpeth Square project represents a long-lasting, legacy-in-the-making as the future iconic mixed-use structure in downtown Franklin, which will eventually become a destination for visitors, natives and residence for those who love the amenities of downtown – quaint shops, walkability and the Harpeth River.

According to first time developer of the project and long-time investor, J. Roderick Heller III, Chairman and CEO of Harpeth Associates, the project will fulfill the vision of Franklin and create a place for his grandchildren and future generations to enjoy.

The $90 million plus four acre mixed-use project will be the largest, currently encompassing about 10 blocks in downtown Franklin, and most expensive project ever erected in downtown Franklin.

“We had an obligation to fulfill the vision of Franklin as an artistic center in Middle Tennessee,” said Heller, who called the project and investment in Franklin. “It will include a high-end hotel, apartments and retail space.”

Harpeth Associates released its plan for the proposed project Friday. The mixed-use plans include the construction of a 115 key four diamond plus high-end Curio Hilton hotel with a Michelin chef-led restaurant, 150 apartment homes, 596-space, four-story parking garage, almost 15,000 square feet of retail space, including an additional restaurant, and 3,606 square feet of office space.

The hotel would be managed by partner Atlanta-based Valor Hospitality Partners led by Euan McGlashan, developer of Cape Grace Hotel in Cape Town, Africa, which has been for many years Conde Nast’s best hotel in the world.

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