The Arlington at West Main Frequently asked questions.
Founded and managed by Bernie Butler, D9 Development is a company that has been developing properties in 10 Southern states for 3 decades. The last 12 focused on significant Historic Downtown Franklin projects, including: The Brownstones at 1st & Church, 131 Third Avenue North Office Building, 231 Public Square (the redevelopment of the old First TN Bank Building on the Square), 415 Boyd Mill, and other special projects around Franklin.
The Arlington will have a secure, conditioned, underground parking garage. Each condo unit comes with two parking spaces with the option to purchase one extra space for $25,000.
Obviously if you buy the extra space, one guest could park in the garage. Any other guests will have to park on West Main as do any other guests who visit the other homes up and down the street.
There will be two secure, high-speed, commercial hydraulic elevators in the garage that will access the lobby leading to your unit.
There will be to entry foyers/ guest lobby’s which will resemble the grand foyer of a home and not, I repeat, NOT a lobby of a normal commercial condo/high rise. When you walk in, there will be a beautiful set of stairs that go up to the second floor along with an elevator lobby.
If parking on the street, guests will walk down the sidewalk to your front door if you’re on the first level. If on the second level, the guests will call your home from the security panel at each entry foyer and either walk up the stairs or take the elevator to your home.
Each unit has the opportunity to purchase one conditioned storage unit in the garage for $25,000.
As a rule, within a few blocks of the Square, the real estate is some of the most expensive in Tennessee. When you couple that with the kind of construction required by the Codes Department, Fire Department, Historic Zoning, and more importantly because we are trying to build to a unique standard for a group of very special people, it makes everything cost more than even a very nice home in a high-end neighborhood. We are building a permanent concrete structure, with masonry walls (brick & limestone) that will be around for hundreds of years and you will be proud to call your Franklin home. Although a significant investment, and the fact that there’s only 10 of them and they’re completely unique to Downtown Franklin, they absolutely will be worth more later because of their location.
All deposits are Non-refundable and will be held in escrow with the Title Company until the closing of your home: 5% of purchase price at contract execution, 20% of purchase price at start of vertical construction, 25% of purchase price when dried in and read for finish out
As an owner, you will be responsible for all of the inside maintenance of your home (including the porches). The only exception to that is your HVAC system, which is includes the heating part of the system, which is in your unit. Everything else that is covered is outside your specific unit will be the responsibility of the HOA.
The HOA takes care of management fees, insurance on the main building, the grounds and everything outside your unit including the maintenance and replacement of all the mechanical units, the roof, the maintenance of the landscaped grounds, the parking garage, the elevators and the entry lobbies, the outside elevations including the outside of the windows and security system.
No, each unit will pay their own utility bills as each unit is separately metered.
As with most residential condominiums that are responsible for everything outside your unit, including the complete HVAC systems, the standard cost for that is set at .42 per unit square foot, per month. On a 2,300 square foot unit, the HOA bill would be $966 per month and on a 3,600 square foot unit the HOA fees would be $1,512 per month. We will use that number for the first year while we work to make the HOA budgets only be what it costs to maintain these luxury homes and environment, and to meet the owner’s day-to-day expectations.
Bernie Butler will personally manage the HOA for the first 5 years and then after assuming the HOA Board desires D9 Development to continue. It has been our experience with the Brownstones that it since Bernie is personally connected to all of the residents and is emotionally attached to all his developments that it helps for him to stay involved to make sure things stay perfect.
The site work construction has begun! You can expect a Fall 2020 timeframe to move into your new home.
Every unit can be tweaked a little and we have built in 5 hours of time with our Architects (Davis Stokes Collaborative, P.C.) to help you get it like you want it. But that “tweaking” has to be on small things because we are working around structural columns and codes issues about means of egress pertaining to the way you have to move in and out of the unit. But yes, you can tweak your space to make it feel like the custom home it will be.