UMPH makes plans to move from historic site


The Lake Front Office Park in Nashville’s Metro Center development is slated to become the new headquarters for The United Methodist Publishing House.

Nashville, TN — The Tennessean, the local Nashville newspaper, reported today that the United Methodist Publishing House has completed the purchase of the Lake Front Office Park in the Metro Center development for $9.25 million dollars.

The deal was expected to include a 125,000-square-foot office building, the roughly 10 acres the building sits on and another 10 acres of the adjacent man-made lake. Lake Front’s address is 2200 Rosa L. Parks Blvd. The publishing house is expected to move there from its current headquarters at 201 Eighth Ave. S. across from the Music City Center convention hall. United Methodist Publishing House buys Bud Adams property

UMPH already has a warehouse and fulfillment center in the Metro Center development. Neil Alexander, UMPH President and Publisher, said that they hoped to release a statement about renovation plans for the Lake Front property in the next few weeks. He said that UMPH hopes to move from their current location in the first half of 2015. UMPH has been working to sell their existing building and property on 8th Ave. in downtown Nashville since the building of the Music City Center Convention Center located across the street was completed, increasing the value of the property. Alexander said that UMPH had divided their property into four parcels, two of which have been sold, and that there is a contract pending on the largest property, which includes the UMPH headquarters building. According to the Tennessean, Florida-based Turnberry Associates has the 3.7-acre current publishing house headquarters site under contract, with plans for a $300 million project expected to include a hotel and 250 condo residences.

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