Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee hosted the groundbreaking this afternoon for the renovation and addition of its Andrew Jackson Club. The site is situated between Fisk University & Marathon Village in North Nashville. Urban Campus & Core is the Owner’s Rep. for the project while Hensel Phelps Construction will take on the work. The Club plans to remain open during the renovations and is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year. The project address is 916 16th Avenue North.
Established on March 17, 1903, Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee will is also celebrating its 120th anniversary this St Patrick’s Day. The event was attended by local public officials, community members, volunteers, members of the Andrew Jackson Boys & Girls Club, and other stakeholders. Notable attendees include Nashville Mayor John Cooper, Jamie Berry Chief of Staff at MDHA, Andrea Hart Vice President of Human Resources at Caterpillar, and BGCMT Board Chair as well as Eric Higgs, Chief Executive Officer, Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee.
To join in the celebration, Puckett’s Restaurants in downtown Nashville and Franklin, owned by Andy Marshall a Boys Club alumnus, will donate 25% of all breakfast proceeds (7-11am on March 17, 2023) to Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee. Here’s the quick rundown:
5771 Oakwood Road NW
|What’s Now:||Vacant Lot|
|What’s Next:||Boys & Girls Club Addition|
|Developer:||Boys & Girls Club Of Middle Tennessee|
|Owners Rep||Urban Campus & Core|
Hensel Phelps Construction will kick-off the renovation of the 15,000 SF existing Club as well as the addition of a new 3,500 SF state-of-the-art Teen Center. Other improvements include a new roof structure above the entrance and updated grounds. Approximately 1,300 sq ft of the teen center is allocated to a Best Buy Teen Tech Center [at Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee] powered by Dell. This partnership and more will bring tech, coding, music, work-based learning, culinary arts, and more to the teen center. The images below show both interior and exterior renderings of the new Teen Center.
“Urban Campus and Core is very excited to serve as owner’s representative for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee on this transformational project. The center renovations and addition of the new teen center will allow for a unique mix of programming to serve a broader group of Nashville’s youth and provide creative opportunities to explore new interest like the immersive technology center sponsored by Best Buy or the culinary training kitchen which will offer teens a chance to learn new skills.”
— Jennifer Horne, CEO & Managing Partner at Urban Campus & Core
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