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September 28, 2022

Southern Land Co., Mural Arts Philadelphia Unveil Street Art Installation Along Construction Site

Developer Southern Land Co. (SLC) and Mural Arts Philadelphia have unveiled the largest single street art installation “Sansom Art Walk” in Center City, Philadelphia. The 3,000 square feet of murals feature the works of 11 local artists and lines the construction fencing along SLC’s newly named mixed-use development Somi 1620.

“We at SLC are grateful for the opportunity to partner with Mural Arts and Street Dept Walls to highlight these 11 incredible Philadelphia artists,” says Brian Emmons, SLC vice president. “It is a privilege to have their striking work gracing the site of our newest Center City offering, Somi 1620.”

September 27, 2022

What’s Next for West Shore Road?

At the Town of North Hempstead Sept. 1 town board meeting, a date was set for a special meeting on Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. for a public hearing concerning 145 West Shore Rd. For some time now, residents have been discussing and debating the plans Southern Land Company (SLC) have proposed for 145 West Shore Rd.

“This meeting is going to be very well attended,” said Councilmember Mariann Dalimonte. “Several residents have requested to keep the public comment period open as long as possible. And after many discussions with the commissioner of planning, the public comment period must extend for at least 30 days from the date of circulation [of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement], which was on Aug. 2. I recommend we extend the deadline to Oct. 31, which will be 90 days.”

Juliette Luxury Apartments Will Welcome Residents in White Plains

The iconic former White Plains YMCA building is getting a new resident. In fact, there will be a slew of new residents next year as the site becomes home to new luxury apartments in a development known simply as Juliette. Situated at 250 Mamaroneck Avenue, Juliette — named for the first African American woman to serve in the U.S. Coast Guard — “is proud to bring a variety of luxury amenities to each of its properties,” says Jenna Lefever, director of PR for Nashville-based Southern Land Company (SLC), the project’s developer. “Juliette’s amenities include an outdoor leisure hub outfitted with a courtyard area and a pool, spa, garden terrace, barbecue grill, exterior fireplace, seating area, and bicycle storage. A planned dog spa, bicycle tune shop and work studio, resident lounge, and conference room are also in the works.” Other advertised amenities include a yoga-and-cycling studio, all-season resident parking, and concierge service.

July 18, 2022

Developer Submits Impact Statement for $130M project

Southern Land Company has submitted a draft environmental impact statement to the Town of North Hempstead for its proposed $130 million luxury rental project in Port Washington. 

The project at 145 West Shore Road would bring a seven-story, 176-unit apartment complex to a blighted 7.1-acre waterfront site on Hempstead Harbor. Plans include a massive cleanup of the property that had been used for loading barges with sand from long-abandoned mining operations across the street. The remediation, which could cost the developer as much as $15 million, will include the removal of two sunken barges and 50 tons of contaminated steel and creosote pilings that have turned the property into an eyesore. 

July 12, 2022

Take A Peek Inside Rittenhouse’s Newest Luxury Apartments at 1909 Rittenhouse

When Southern Land Company (SLC) announced its plans to break ground on the last available parcel of land in Rittenhouse, locals were buzzing about the future of the luxury condominium, now known as The Laurel (

And now, there’s even more exciting news circulating with the announcement of 1909 Rittenhouse (, the premier apartment homes nestled within the same building’s walls. They begin preleasing on August 15 with an expected move-in date of November. Located on floors 3 through 25, the 184 rental residences come with all of the luxurious amenities one would expect in a building of such stature: Think valet parking, 24-hour concierge, a fourth-floor hospitality bar and a dog spa.

June 28, 2022

Southern Land Breaks Ground at Y Site in White Plains

With the old YMCA building at 250 Mamaroneck Ave. in White Plains torn down, a groundbreaking ceremony was held June 23 to kick off construction on a new 177-unit eight-story apartment building to be called the Juliette. The developer is Southern Land Company, headquartered in Nashville. Tim Downey, Southern Land’s founder and CEO, told the Business Journal that he expects that the first tenants will be able to move into the Juliette in just under two years.

“We develop a lot of master planned communities and apartment buildings. We do a lot of commercial but everything we do has some sort of a residential base to it,” Downey said. “What makes us different is we’re very design focused and very entertainment focused. We want all of our residents to have fun where they live every day and so we have lots of programming and free snacks … and we like to think we really take good care of our residents. We have a long-term view on our investments and we’re happy to spend some of the money on our residents.”

June 7, 2022

Development with 735 homes planned in Nolensville

Hundreds of acres between I-24 and Nolensville have been purchased for development by the Southern Land Company.

“If you’re familiar with Westhaven, Westhaven is its own unique creation; it’s gorgeous and has that all-inclusive feel, and this new development will sort of follow suit in a way,” said Public Relations Director Jenna Lefever.

The village will have 735 homes.

June 1, 2022

Westhaven Golf Club adds four to hospitality team, promotes one

Westhaven Golf Club recently welcomed four new hospitality leaders to the organization, including a new director of food and beverage, executive chef, assistant director of food and beverage and member experience specialist, per a release.

Additionally, a longtime staff member was promoted to chef de cuisine to round out the new hospitality leadership team.

“We continuously look for ways to provide outstanding experiences at Westhaven Golf Club, and this extends far beyond meticulous care of the golf course,” said Westhaven Golf Club General Manager and PGA Master Professional Mark Lammi. “Hiring exceptional talent is key to ensuring we deliver on our high standards and offer our membership the very best, including a first-class food and beverage experience and unparalleled services.

May 29, 2022

Westhaven Foundation Presents Check to Alzheimer’s Association Tennessee

The Westhaven Foundation, a philanthropic nonprofit organization run by residents at Southern Land Company’s Westhaven community in Franklin, Tennessee, presented the Alzheimer’s Association Tennessee Chapter a check for $20,000 for The Longest Day campaign, a DIY fundraising initiative that allows participants to host their own event to raise awareness and funds for the Alzheimer’s Association. The donation came from proceeds raised at the Foundation’s 2nd annual 5K Memory Run, which was held in April.

Over the past 15 years, the Westhaven community has hosted several 5K events in the neighborhood benefitting a variety of nonprofit organizations, including Project Joy and others for cancer research. In 2019, The Westhaven Foundation unanimously decided to establish the 5K Memory Run to help raise money to support the Alzheimer’s Association, as everyone on the committee and most people in the community know someone who has been affected by the disease.

May 27, 2022

Westhaven Foundation raises $20K for Alzheimer’s Association at Memory Walk

The Westhaven Foundation, a philanthropic nonprofit organization run by residents at Southern Land Company’s Westhaven community in Franklin, recently presented the Alzheimer’s Association TennesseeChapter a check for $20,000 from proceeds raised at the foundation’s second annual 5K Memory Run held in April.

The donation will go towards The Longest Day campaign, a DIY fundraising initiative that allows participants to host their own event to raise awareness and funds for the Alzheimer’s Association.

May 26, 2022

Southern Land Co. Starts Construction on Philly Luxury Tower

Southern Land Co. has started construction on another luxury residential tower in downtown Philadelphia. The developer recently topped out The Laurel Rittenhouse Square in September, but has already broke ground on 1620 Sansom St., its 320-foot tall luxury mixed-use tower nearby in Philadelphia’s Center City neighborhood.

Southern Land Co. is expecting to complete 1620 Sansom St., which was designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz, in winter 2023. The developer tapped Hunter Roberts Construction Group as the project’s general contractor and Faulkner Design Group as the interior designer. Southern Land Co. also used the city’s Mixed-Income Housing Bonus program to get an additional 75,000 square feet of residential space for the project, which resulted in a $2 million payment to the Philadelphia Housing Trust Fund.

May 24, 2022

Southern Land Co. breaks ground on single-family homes at Westerly

ERIE —  Southern Land Co. this month broke ground on the first single-family homes at its Westerly community in Erie.

The community, located on 400 acres at Erie Parkway and Weld County Road 5, is the developer’s first in the region.

“As we look to grow SLC Homes’ footprint, Westerly will serve as the perfect opportunity to demonstrate how our team creates extraordinary communities that are representative of their surrounding localities,” SLC national homebuilding president David Bracht said in a prepared statement. “We have tapped into a pool of talented trade partners, consultants, and associates that will ensure the homes at Westerly are an attractive addition to the greater Erie community and will enhance the lives of our future residents.”

April 20, 2022

More luxury apartments coming to downtown Las Vegas

After opening an upscale rental complex in Las Vegas’ Symphony Park last year, a Nashville developer is pushing ahead with plans for more apartment construction in the downtown area.

Southern Land Co. expects to begin site work this fall on its next apartment project in Symphony Park, company spokeswoman Jenna Lefever told the Review-Journal last week.

Plans call for more than 500 units spread among a five-story building and a 22-story tower, according to Tracy Reich, the city’s redevelopment manager. Lefever indicated that the smaller building would start first and that site work for the high-rise would begin in about a year.

April 19, 2022

These new developments in and around downtown Fort Worth are coming soon

Construction crews and lane closures have become a common sight in and around downtown Fort Worth, and with several projects slated for completion in the next two years, they’ll be around a while longer.

The larger projects are developments offering housing alongside retail, restaurants or hotels — in some cases all three.

Here are six projects expected to be complete within the next two years.


April 14, 2022

Southern Land Co. announces 735-home master planned community in Nolensville

A local developer has announced plans for a 735-home master planned community in Nolensville.

Over the next decade, Southern Land Company, headquartered in Nashville, will turn 373 acres of open land at the intersection of McFarlin and Fly roads into a mix of housing ranging from townhomes to estate homes built on half-acre lots. The planned community is as yet unnamed.

“We are excited and proud to expand in our proverbial backyard,” Tim Downey, founder and CEO of Southern Land said in a news release. “The Town of Nolensville is an exceptional community, and we are committed to establishing a beautiful, walkable neighborhood that will be welcoming and complementary to Nolensville. From a design standpoint, it will be different from any other work we’ve done elsewhere. We are passionate about ensuring our developments are unique to and reflective of the greater communities in which they are located.”

March 29, 2022

Shaking off pandemic downturn, downtown Fort Worth takes heart in construction, returning workers

With the shroud of the pandemic lifting, downtown Fort Worth is regaining vibrancy with new construction projects, workers returning to offices and activities and events ramping up.

“There are a lot of really good things happening in downtown Fort Worth,” said Andy Taft, president of Downtown Fort Worth Inc.

One of the most noticeable changes is the amount of construction underway on projects that have been in the pipeline for a while but were slowed or stalled during the pandemic.

March 28, 2022

Renderings Revealed for Sacramento’s Latest Proposed Residential Skyscraper

New renderings have been published for Lot X, a proposed mixed-use development with a residential skyscraper component at 201 N Street in downtown Sacramento. If built, the 32-story structure would be the tallest residential skyscraper in the State Capitol. Beyond housing, Lot X would create an open plaza overlooked by townhomes, a five-story office building, and a seven-story garage. Southern Land Company is responsible for the application.

March 10, 2022

The Neighborhood Surrounding The Smith Center is Becoming the Live/Work Epicenter of a New Las Vegas

Las Vegas is built for vehicles. Our airport is inside our tourist corridor. Our streets are wide, and our sidewalks narrow— in some places, dangerously so. And a freight train right-of-way runs directly through the center of town, cutting the Valley in two. Yet those train tracks are the reason Las Vegas is building a new urban center from the ground up.

Symphony Park, the upstart neighborhood that surrounds the Smith Center, is built on 61 acres of land that formerly belonged to the Union Pacific Railroad Company, which used it for a maintenance and fueling yard. The City of Las Vegas purchased the land in 2000—after a remediation process that removed the oil, metals and chemicals from the soil—and promptly began imagining new uses for the land.

February 9, 2022

Luxury community planned for Dripping Springs

DRIPPING SPRINGS — A high-end, luxury home community will soon be coming to Dripping Springs.

Southern Land Company (SLC) announced it closed on its land acquisition in Dripping Springs on Jan. 31, marking SLC’s first project in the region.

The community will be located near Treaty Creek Distilling at the end of Silver Creek Road and will include ten 1.5-acre lots and 17 two-acre lots. 19 of the lots will back up to Barton Creek and offer bluff, river and Hill Country views. The community will also feature a gathering center with river access. The starting price for these single-family homes will likely be around $1.5 million.

February 7, 2022

Southern Land Co. sells multiuse development Morada Plano

Real estate developer Southern Land Co. announced the sale of mixed-use development Morada Plano on Feb. 3 to investment firm The Jacobson Co.

The five-story development, which includes 183 multifamily units and 12,700 square feet of restaurant and retail space, is located at 1009 14th St., Plano. Morada Plano began leasing its studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments in September 2019.