Westgate Commons - NEC Moores Lane and I-65, Brentwood, TN
Historic Significance - The development of this property resulted in an Historic re-zoning that culminated as the City of Brentwood celebrated its 25th anniversary. The City was recognized by the State of Tennessee for its role working with a developer and surrounding neighbors to bring about this successful model. Soon after the project was approved, Primus announced plans to relocate to its current site in Cool Springs, provided the City of Brentwood would allow Carothers Parkway to be extended north to Moores Lane. This was certainly a reasonable and logical condition, yet it created a political firestorm among the Brentwood City Commissioners, who did not want Franklin traffic funneled onto Brentwood streets.
Having the Primus headquarters in Cool Springs would create the impetus needed to draw other corporate headquarters and office tenants. The success of the Cool Springs development would promote growth in other sectors of the local market, tending to create a balanced local economy. The importance of creating such an employment center did not escape the eye of Governor McWhirter.
Since Primus had conditioned its relocation on a Carothers/Moores Lane connection, it came down to having an important collector street, and Primus, or a dead end road. When Williamson County and the City of Franklin had exhausted their efforts to end the gridlock, the uncooperative stance of Brentwood prompted the Governor to consider invoking the States right to condemnation.
While the State, County and two Cities argued the fate of Primus, and future growth of Cool Springs, the survival of Westgate Commons hung in the balance. Lamoureux Properties proposed the current design of the North Carothers connector to officials of the State, Primus, the surrounding neighborhoods, and both Cities. The local residents heartily embraced the plan and politics gave way to construction. The State agreed to fund $10 million in road improvements for Brentwood, Primus opened its new Headquarters, and Carothers Parkway is now an undisputed success. The development of Westgate Commons pioneered the concept of a mixed-use business park anchored by auto dealerships and restaurants in the Southeast. Towards the end of the real estate recession of the early 90's, Westgate Commons emerged alongside Home Depot as the first major developments to break ground since the opening of the Galleria mall in 1992.
Today the development is also home to the first Tesla dealership in Tennessee.
Westgate Plaza - 1612 Westgate Circle, Brentwood, TN
This 24,000 square foot building became the first Class-A office condominium of its type in the area. Its superior architectural design, location and building features broke new ground in Office Condo development. Pre-wired with CAT-VI cable, the building boasted a plug-and-play environment which catered to an upscale, small office clientele. Completed in 2004, the building sold out at nearly $100/SF higher than any such property before that time, and has since become the standard of comparison in the market.
Seven Springs - Old Hickory Blvd and Seven Springs Way, Nashville, TN
Seven Springs is 42 Acre Suburban Office Park adjacent to the American General Campus and Brentwood Commons Office park in Nashville. A successful rezoning effort in 1999 produced a master plan supporting more than 700,000 square feet of office space. Seven Springs wascompleted in partnership with Solomon Builders in 2000-01. The development is now home to HCA and Lifepoint hospital management companies, The District Apartments, St Martin Square residential condominiums, Realtracs, Star Physical Therapy, Physicians Urgent Care, Firebirds Restaurant, and numerous other office and retail tenants.
Nashville Business Journal Article Monday, August 2, 1999
Located at the corner of Wisconsin and M, this mall was designed to blend with the classic look of the Georgetown neighborhood, while preserving the original facade.
Georgetown Park was developed in two phases. The first was completed in 1981, the second in 1987. The original developers, a joint-venture partnership including Western Development and The Donohoe Companies, sold their interest in the phase II expansion property to Coldwell-Banker "Fund V “, a partnership comprising the pension funds of AT&T and Lucent. The Development division of Coldwell-Banker Commercial Real Estate Services in Los Angeles then set out to design and build Phase II of the shopping mall for the fund. Since the development division was located on the west coast, Mr. Lamoureux acted as their liason in Washington, D.C., providing local oversight for construction.
In addition, his office had responsibility for leasing and management of the Phase II shopping mall. Wes helped create a leasing plan which resulted in an upscale blend of trendy, high end shops and restaurants that helped re-vitalize area retail sales. Georgetown Park was one of the landmark shopping destinations of its era. At one time, it was home to such famous retailers as Conrad's, Abercrombie & Fitch, Garfinkel’s, Ann Taylor, Scan Furniture, La Vogue, Senor David, Mark Cross, and Godiva Chocolatier.
The Watergate - Washington, DC
The Watergate complex is an office-apartment-hotel complex built in 1967. The Watergate superblock is bounded on the North by Virginia Avenue, on the east by New Hampshire Avenue, on the south by F Street, and on the west by the Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway. It is in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood overlooking the Potomac River, adjacent to the Kennedy Center and the Embassy of Saudi Arabia. The two Watergate Office Buildings are at 600 New Hampshire Avenue NW and 2600 Virginia Avenue NW. The complex, consisting of the buildings at 2500, 2600, and 2650 Virginia Ave. NW and600 and 700 New Hampshire Ave. NW, was listed on theNational Register of Historic Places on October 21, 2005. Anescalator from the street serves a retail center in the basementlevel, with a Safeway Supermarket, a CVS pharmacy andseveral small shops. At street level facing the Kennedy Center are several upscale shops and restaurants.
Sully Place - Chantilly, VA