UPDATE: Developer Now Controls Future of 131 Year Old Bell Tower on Church and College Streets
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 9:44 am
The City of Murfreesboro has officially turned over the old First Methodist Church building to a new owner. The property at the intersection of East College and North Church Streets was sold by the city to the developer for $1.8 million.
Mayor Shane McFarland stated...
Under the sale agreement, the developer must keep the historic church bell tower and chapel in place that dates back 131 years.
The 2.48-acre city block went to a developer titled One East College, LLC. The developers include Nick Patel of Detroit, Michigan and Suri Ramanna, Nashville chairman and CEO of TRC Worldwide Engineering.
Earlier, Patel told WGNS . . .
The buyers agreed to redevelop the historic structure into a community venue surrounded by mixed-use commercial office space, a national brand hotel, retail space, residential units, and a parking garage.