werthan flats to break ground in 2013

future site of werthan flatsthe design for a new 282-unit apartment building in germantown was approved this week by metro.  the demolition to begin the $40 million development, tentatively titled werthan flats, will start in january.  it will be where the werthan packaging, inc was previously housed on fifth & taylor.  they have since relocated most of their operations to white house, tennessee.

the developer, atlanta-based residential partners, plans to keep one of the warehouses (closest to taylor) and repurpose it long term for commercial retail and office space.  they will also salvage a small building at the corner of taylor & fifth.  they hope to break ground in february and says the project should take around 18 months.


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