Boyle Investment Company announced this week that it has commenced construction and begun leasing efforts on two new retail buildings at the 443-acre mixed-use Schilling Farms community near Germantown.
The new retail component is part of the new 54-acre Water Tower district at Schilling Farms and is located on a 2.87-acre corner lot at the southwest corner of Poplar Ave. and Schilling Blvd. West.
The two buildings at 1329 and 1337 W. Poplar Ave. comprise more than 21,000 square feet spread over twelve retail bays ranging from 1,400-to-2,300 square feet in size.
Boyle is developing and managing the project and has partnered with Jones Aur to handle the leasing.
Negotiations are underway with a number of current and new-to-market prospects.
The project was designed by LRK and Patton & Taylor Construction Company is the general contractor.
“We want to provide upscale amenities and services at Schilling Farms for our residents and office workers, as well as the broader Collierville community,” said Les Binkley, senior vice president of Boyle. “We anticipate a great mix of amenities highlighted by restaurants and convenient neighborhood-scale retail.”
Schilling Farms has become the location of office headquarters like IMC, Helena Agri-Enterprises, Mueller, MCR Safety, and Juice Plus.
“The retail development will be a great amenity for the workers at these corporate offices, which are located within walking distance of the new retail buildings,” Binkley said.
The Water Tower district is centered around a water tower similar to the one on the site when it was a working farm decades ago and will include residential, office and retail components in a pedestrianfriendly neighborhood.