Developers behind Hamilton Springs, the West Lebanon transit-oriented development off Highway 70, will break ground today on the first commercial element of the development.
The 13,000-square-foot building, owned by Jack Bell and Rick Bell, will be 60 percent occupied upon completion, with businesses including an expanded Body Kneads, Etc. The full-service medical spa owned by Heather Hull and Julie Miller Wilson will expand to include fitness, nutrition and a healthy deli. A partnership with Karen Boynton of Serenite Fitness will offer personal training and group fitness classes. The move is expected to be complete in early summer, 2017.
"The commercial aspect of this development is another step toward our ultimate vision of providing a community where residents can live, work and shop in a traditionally designed neighborhood while also having the option to utilize transit to access the surrounding region," said Jack Bell, president of Horn Springs Development Inc.
Lose & Associates designed the new building, which will be located on the east side of Hamilton Station Boulevard. Jack W. Bell Builders Inc. is the contractor.
"Jack and I grew up in this part of the city, and we continually strive to make Hamilton Springs an asset for everyone," Rick Bell, vice president of Horn Springs Development and city councilor for Lebanon's sixth ward, said. "This building is another step toward a walkable community for the residents of Hamilton Springs and everyone who lives around it."
The announcement of the new commercial building is the latest development in Hamilton Springs' growth. A 15-acre park at Hamilton Springs has been approved by the Lebanon City Council, and a Music City Star train station is also in the planning phase. The Traditions at Hamilton Springs, a 55-and-over community, will break ground at a later date.