Nashville-based real estate company Elmington Capital Group is considering a summer grand opening for a building in the Hillsboro Village area at BluePearl Pet Hospital.
The two-storey building will be constructed on the property at 2409 21st avenue S. This site offers a two-story Modernist office building, to be razed, which currently houses six tenants, including residential rental service provider Apartment Locators. The property also includes above ground parking, with some remaining parking spaces.
Ryan Seibels, an Elmington partner, told The Post on Wednesday that the groundbreaking was tentatively scheduled for September. He said the building would be around 17,500 square feet and would be occupied only by BluePearl, a chain overseen by Tampa-based BluePearl Veterinary Partners. The parent company of this entity is Mars Petcare, based in Franklin.
BluePearl, an after-hours emergency pet hospital, operates in 2000 12th avenue S. and will move to the future building. The business was previously known as the Nashville Pet Emergency Clinic, which opened in 1976.
Southeast Venture, based in Nashville, handles the layout and design tasks. A rezoning has been finalized for the building, with exterior elements in brick, wood and metal.
Elmington acquired the property in October 2016 for $ 3.1 million, according to Metro files. The seller at the time was the estate of the late Ted Welch, a real estate investor and major player in Republican Party circles.
The property is in District 18 of Metro Councilmember Tom Cash, about eight blocks south of the heart of Hillsboro Village. Nearby at 2401 21st avenue S., a seven-story building should include residential space and a café (read here).
Elmington Capital Group has experience doing work in the general Hillsboro Village area. Specifically, the company recently completed Belcourt Village, a mixed-use building located across Avenue Belcourt from Belcourt Village.