Longview Commercial Development

Location: Columbia Avenue
Franklin, TN
Scope of Work: All clearing, erosion control, street grading, water, storm drain, sewer, electric, gas, stone base, paving, curb, gutter and sidewalks for commercial subdivision development. Installed approximately 1,215 LF of 10” ductile iron and 455 LF of 8” ductile iron pipe. Outsourced paving on project. 90% of project completed by McMillan Construction Co.

“A property that was in the Werthan family for generations will soon be a prime commercial spot on Columbia Ave., a mile and a half out of downtown Franklin.

Longview Franklin Partnership bought the 45 acres of land for $4.37 million. Franklin developer Tom Magli is general partner of the Longview group. A rendering from his Magli Realty Co. shows the Longview development with two traffic lights on Columbia. Allowed activities on the property include restaurants, banks, office, veterinary and retail including salon, cleaners, automotive, hardware, farm supply and garden center.

Among the development’s proposed amenities are a walking trail (called a “linear park” in promo materials) and retention of existing tree lines.

The property entered Nashville’s Werthan family when Nashville business leader and philanthropist Joe Werthan purchased it many years ago. Upon his death in 1967, it passed to his granddaughters, Patricia Werthan Uhlmann (now of Kansas City) and Joni Werthan (now living in Williamson County). They sold it to the Longview partnership.

Backing for the deal came from a $5 million Green Bank loan and an additional $1.8 million in owner financing. Magli presented a preliminary plat before the Franklin Municipal Planning Commission in April and a final plat in August.”