Development Plans Set In Motion For Church

Posted at 9:53 PM, Mar 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-19 00:40:54-04

Developers have planned to turn a church in downtown Franklin into a retail space.

The fellowship hall of the former First Franklin United Methodist Church was set to be gutted in order to make way for a restaurant and retail shops. 

The plans were just the beginning of a major construction boom in the historic city.  

Developers saw the church site as prime real estate.

"That location, one block well a half block off five points off Main Street, we think is the perfect location,” said Steve Bacon with Harpeth Associates.

Just three blocks up Main Street, the nearly $90 million dollar Harpeth Square project was only days away from getting started. 

It'll feature more shops, residential units, and a hotel.  It's set to be finished in two years.