Mitsubishi finds permanent home in Cool Springs-McEwen Northside
Mitsubishi finds permanent home in Cool Springs-McEwen Northside

Oct 10, 2019

by Matt Blois

Mitsubishi Motors North America seemingly will take space at the McEwen Northside project in Cool Springs.

The finding of office space comes after the Japanese auto maker announced in June that it would move its North American headquarters from Southern California to Franklin. On Wednesday, Nashville Business Journal reported that Mitsubishi was negotiating a lease at the McEwen Northside project, located near the intersection of Mallory Lane and McEwen Drive.

A City of Franklin employee confirmed to the Post that Mitsubishi is listed as a potential lessee for a seven-story building at McEwen Northside. However, the city would not provide a copy of the building permit application.

A spokesperson for Mitsubishi wrote in an email that the company is in negotiations for where the company’s final home will be. However, he declined to provide any other information until the negotiations are finalized.

The company did not identify a permanent office location when it announced the relocation. Williamson County-based Mitsubishi employees have been working from shared office space at Spaces in Cool Springs, a stone's throw from Northside.

The Mitsubishi relocation will eventually bring about 200 jobs to Franklin. The company invited about 60 employees from California to move to Tennessee and is now filling the other positions.

Mitsubishi expects to be in a permanent space by next spring. The company moved into its Southern California office in 1988, and the company plans to finalize the sale of that building by the end of the year. The company’s physical relocation to Franklin should also be done by year’s end.

According to its website, the McEwen Northside project eventually will offer multiple buildings with a collective 750,000 square feet of Class A office space, a hotel, more than 100,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, and 580 apartments.

Boyle Investment Co. and Northwood Ravin started construction on McEwen Northside in early 2018 — read more here — and expect phase one to be finished by the end of the year.

“While we are not able to discuss tenants that haven’t signed a lease yet, we are expecting man more retailers and restaurants, and we look forward to sharing more news soon,” Kirsten Grenier, a spokesperson for Boyle, told Post sister publication Brentwood Home Page earlier this year.

To date, Tiff’s Treats, Perry’s Steakhouse, Club Pilates and PROSE nail salon have all signed leases. Economic development organization Williamson Inc. has also announced that it will be moving to the development