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Bill BL2019-1605 (as amended)

An ordinance approving a sublease of a portion of property located at the corner of Broadway and Fifth Avenue North from OliverMcMillan Spectrum Emery, LLC to The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee to be used as a museum celebrating African American music (Proposal No. 2019M-011AG-001).

WHEREAS, pursuant to RS2008-388, the Metropolitan Government made a grant available to the Industrial Development Board (the “Board”) for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, and equipping a museum to celebrate African American music, among other things, (the “Museum”); and,

WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Government requested that the Board cause the acquisition, construction, and operation of the Museum to provide educational opportunities for the citizens of the Metropolitan Government and promote economic development and regional tourism; and,

WHEREAS, OliverMcMillan Spectrum Emery, LLC, a Delaware Limited Liability Company, (the “Company”) is the developer of the property located at the corner of Broadway and Fifth Avenue North, known as Fifth + Broadway (the “Project”); and,

WHEREAS, pursuant to the Declaration Establishing Fifth + Broadway Retail Condominium, Instrument No.2018115-0112635, recorded with the Davidson County Register of Deeds, a museum unit containing approximately 56,421 square feet within the Project will be made available for use as the Museum (the “Museum Unit”) in Nashville; and,

WHEREAS, the Company intends to convey the Museum Unit to the Board pursuant to which the Board will lease the Museum Unit to the Company; and,

WHEREAS, the Board and the African American History Foundation of Nashville, Inc. entered into that certain Agreement with Respect to the Development and Operation of the Museum of African American Music on December 1, 2008, as amended on February 21, 2017, and as amended contemporaneously herewith by adding the Metropolitan Government as a party (the “Operating Agreement”); and,

WHEREAS, for the purpose of facilitating the utilization of grant funds at the Museum Unit, the Metropolitan Government and the Company desire to enter into the Sublease Agreement, attached hereto.


Section 1: The Sublease Agreement is hereby approved and the Metropolitan Mayor is authorized to execute the Sublease Agreement, the form of which is attached hereto.

Section 2: This ordinance shall take effect from and after its final passage, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.


Tanaka Vercher, Jeff Syracuse, Erica Gilmore

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Legislative History

IntroducedApril 16, 2019

Passed First ReadingApril 16, 2019

Referred toPlanning Commission - Approved
Budget and Finance Committee
Convention, Tourism, and Public Entertainment Facilities Committee
Parks, Library, and Arts Committee
Planning, Zoning, and Historical Committee

Passed Second ReadingMay 7, 2019

Re-referred toBudget and Finance Committee
Planning, Zoning, and Historical Committee

AmendedMay 21, 2019

Passed Third ReadingMay 21, 2019

ApprovedMay 22, 2019

ByMayor Briley's signature

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Last Modified: 05/24/2019 6:06 PM