|United Methodist Publishing House contracts for office building|
|Written by Christine D. Johnson|
|Monday, 24 March 2014 10:10 AM EDT|
The United Methodist Publishing House (UMPH) has a contract on LakeFront Office Park, a building in Nashvilleâ€™s MetroCenter, according to a report by The Tennessean. The property under contract had been owned by Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams, who died last October.
If the deal closes, the denominationâ€™s publishing arm expects to renovate the 125,000-square-foot office building, the newspaper reported. UMPH plans to buy the 10.5 acres on which the building sits.
The publishing house currently occupies a 7.2-acre property across from the Music City Center convention hall. Previous attempts to sell the property fell through, and now the denomination is looking to sell approximately 1 acre formerly occupied by a Cokesbury store to a group led by a New York investor, The Tennessean reported.
UMPH spokeswoman Amy Smith had no comment on the story, but said a press release would be issued when there was news of a relocation.