Ray Gill of Gill Properties, which is developing the rest of the project, said TraVure was designed to be a walkable, urban and user-friendly place, where people can leave their car in a covered garage — cool in the summer and away from the elements in the winter — and walk the rest of their visit, whether that’s to their office, a dinner date, some retail therapy or all three.
In early discussions, the development drew strong opposition from neighbors, particularly the gated Nottoway community, where residents expressed concerns about potential issues like light emanating from the development’s parking garage.
Gill said the parking garage, which can hold 476 vehicles, will make visiting the complex more convenient for shoppers and workers.
“The whole idea was to have retail, office and hospitality on one site,” he said. “You can park your car and walk and stay all day.”
By Jacob Steimer – Staff Reporter, Memphis Business Journal Dec 6, 2018, 3:33pm EST JPMorgan Chase (JPMC) is growing in Memphis. The global bank recently signed a lease for 2,000 square feet of space on TraVure’s first floor. The buildout of that space … Continued
Contractor Javonte Johnson finishes cutting out door frames as construction continues on a Hilton Garden Inn, part of a dual-hotel complex at the $90 million TraVure mixed-use project in Germantown. (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian) After a delay in construction, the ambitious $90 million TraVure mixed-use development … Continued
Developers have chosen a local contractor to continue building hotels at TraVure, a multipurpose development in Germantown’s western gateway. Desai Hotel Group, the developer for the dual-branded Home2 Suites and Hilton Garden Inn, switched from Omni Construction based out of Cleveland to Montgomery … Continued
Sometimes in business timing is everything. And when it comes to the relationship between FirstBank and Gill Properties that’s certainly the case. When Jeff Hudson was hired three years ago, one of his goals was to relocate FirstBank’s commercial offices and regional headquarters into a … Continued
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The first phase of the TraVure development is up and running. We took a tour through the facility. Developer Ray Gill told FOX13 the entire project will cost around $120 million. “I think the most compelling difference is … Continued
“TraVure provides us with a unique opportunity to have a newly constructed campus-like setting with amenities such as covered parking, and soon restaurants, a hotel and a fitness center all within walking distance,” he said.
“Ever since the building’s been up and MAA started moving in, the [leasing] activity has been wonderful,” Bullock said.
“When you think about the entire block – Poplar Avenue to Sanderlin Road and Mendenhall Road to White Station – it’s the most dynamic mixed-use block in all of East Memphis,” said Gill, who cited its two grocery stores, major movie theater, 10 to 15 restaurants, great bars, abundance of office space and residential condos. “It just needs to be more pedestrian friendly.”
“There are no other blocks in East Memphis that has that many uses on it that are walkable.”