NASHVILLE, Tenn.–Chartwell Hospitality, in a joint venture with co-developer Southstar, broke ground on their $500 million Aureum Project. Aureum is a 22-acre mixed-use project that will offer residents unique living, working, and entertainment options in one premier location known as the “Golden Corner” of Franklin, TN.

Aureum’s first phase will consist of 355 residential units for sale and rent which Chartwell Residential will develop. The development will include office space, retail, and entertainment venues, along with two hotels to be developed by Chartwell Hospitality. In addition, Aureum will offer more than five acres of open space designated for parks, biking, and walking trails.

“We are the first-to-market with an all-in-one entertainment, hospitality, and residential community that hasn’t been seen before in this area,” said Rob Schaedle, President of the Chartwell Companies. “Studies done by the city predict Cool Springs will be the gateway to a popular and highly accessible submarket of Franklin, and we expect Aureum to be a popular choice for residents.”

“Partnering with the team at the Chartwell companies, the premier hospitality developer and an extremely active multi-family residential developer in our community, allows us to execute at the highest level,” said Glenn McGehee, President of Southstar. “Beyond our track record of building successful business relationships throughout Middle Tennessee and living here, we bring something that out-of-town developers can’t offer.”

The project sits at the southwest corner of Carothers Parkway and McEwen Drive in the Cool Springs market of Franklin, TN. Aureum offers residents and businesses a prime location with interstate access in one of the most popular locations in Cool Springs. The vertically integrated mixed-use project will reach 12 stories containing housing, commercial office space, and entertainment venues.

“It’s been Chartwell’s and Southstar’s pleasure to work hand in hand with the city in planning this development that captures the uniqueness of this property, including designated parks, trails, and open spaces, to offer residents a place to live, play, and work in of the most desirable locations in Franklin,” added McGehee.