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Are any of the new developments in MetroCenter mixed use at all, with any retail/restaurant? Seems like as the density increases people would appreciate the ability to have at least a few walkable amenities.

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1 hour ago, GregH said:

I don't think there are any sidewalks in Metrocenter.

True, with the exception of a couple segments of sidewalks-to-nowhere in front of individual buildings.    Metro Center was designed in the early 70's as an office park just off the relatively new interstates, with automobiles as the sole focus.     I don't think Bobby Mathews ever envisioned that people would live there or want to walk or bike to anything.      

As mentioned above, the whole area was a former flood plain and extensive drainage work and the levee were required to make it usable for development.    If one were planning it from scratch today, I'd like to think it would look very different -- although, see Cool Springs.   

 

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3 hours ago, GregH said:

I don't think there are any sidewalks in Metrocenter.

Sidewalks run the length of Rosa Parks through Metro Center, but otherwise, with the exception of a few isolated bits of sidewalk, the rest of the spaghetti network is pedestrian amenity free. On the plus side, there is plenty of grassy edge between the road and parking lots to pave for future sidewalks

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Accent MetroCenter (two 4 story buildings, 282 units) update. Both structures topped-out, brick work underway.
 

Looking south along Great Circle Rd., 1/2 block south of Mainstream Dr:

Accent MetroCenter, Dec 8, 2019, 1.jpg


Looking NW from Great Circle Rd., 1/2 block north of Rosa L. Parks Blvd:

Accent MetroCenter, Dec 8, 2019, 2.jpg


Looking NW from Great Circle Rd., 1/4 block north of Rosa L. Parks Blvd:

Accent MetroCenter, Dec 8, 2019, 3.jpg

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Third Ave. North Germantown Storage (6 stories, 96,500 sq. ft., ground level retail) update.  Exterior complete. A look inside one of the empty retail spaces.

Looking SE from intersection of Monroe St. and 3rd Ave. North:

Germantown Storage, 3rd Ave North, Dec 8, 2019, 1.jpg

Germantown Storage, 3rd Ave North, Dec 8, 2019, 2.jpg

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The new owners of TheFontanel are proposing some changes to the 167 acre wooded site.  A lagoon and beach with a restaurant would replace the amphitheater, and a "Makers Village" would welcome local artists and craftspeople.  Additionally, there would be 150 new one-bedroom cabins, bungalows, and yurts throughout the property, mostly in the wooded area towards the back by the mansion. The latter would be converted into an event space. There would also be a new fitness facility.

Hotel guests would valet their cars and drive a golf cart to go to their cabins. Nearby, artists and craftspeople would have work spaces and possibly offer art classes to the community. 

They hope to start by mid-2020 and be done in early 2022.

More at The Tennessean here:

https://www.tennessean.com/story/money/2019/12/19/fontanel-makeover-plan-artistic-north-nashville-resort-released-barbara-mandrell-mansion/2698142001/?for-guid=550365D6-6F64-E411-BF05-90B11C341CE0&utm_source=tennessean-Daily Briefing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily_briefing&utm_term=hero

 

Fontanel, Dec 20, 2019, 1.png

Fontanel, Dec 20, 2019, 2.png

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BNA Properties  at 2410 Meharry Blvd. (three 3 story buildings, 10 units?) update.  Fourth phase underway.

Looking SE from Jefferson St. at I-40 West underpass:

BNA Properties, 2410 Meharry Blvd., Dec 8, 2019.jpg

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2030 Rosa L. Parks Blvd/Bulls Eye Center  (two 1 story retail buildings) update.  Topped out.

Looking NE from Rosa L. Parks Blvd., 1/4 block north of Dominican Dr:

2030 Rosa Parks, Dec 8, 2019.jpg

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810 Jefferson (4 stories, 34 units) update.  The Church's Fried Chicken restaurant was razed a little while ago to make way.

Looking east from intersection of Jefferson St. and 9th Ave. North:
 

810 Jefferson, Dec 8, 2019.jpg

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Clay Street Apartments (Several two story buildings, 10 units?) update.  A couple are topped out.

Looking SW from intersection of 9th Ave. North and Clay St:

9th & Clay, Dec 8, 2019.jpg

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Holiday Inn Select MetroCenter (6 stories, 110 rooms) update.  Signage up.

Looking NW from 3rd Ave. North where it crosses over I-65/40 inner loop:

Holiday Inn Express, MetroCenter, Dec 8, 2019, 1.jpg


Looking SW from intersection of 3rd Ave. North and Clay St:

Holiday Inn Express, MetroCenter, Dec 8, 2019, 2.jpg


Looking SE from Clay St., 1/4 block west of 3rd Ave. North:

Holiday Inn Express, MetroCenter, Dec 8, 2019, 3.jpg

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Southeastern has completed the purchase of the office/warehouse building at 365 Great Circle Rd. in MetroCenter for$9 million.  This will now be combined with large parcel to the east (United Methodist Publishing House) for a grand total of 113 acres.  It will now be a total of at least three 5 story building with a total of 463 units. No name or updated rendering available yet.  Groundbreaking is set for June of 2020, and both large structures on the sites will have to be razed first.

More behind the Nashville Post paywall here:

https://www.nashvillepost.com/business/development/article/21107971/georgia-entity-pays-9m-for-metrocenter-site

The very first job I had in Nashville (summer of 1982) was in this building as Director of Radio Promotions for the Benson Company (a conglomerate of 19 different music labels):

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This screen shot from Smeagolsfree's excellent development map shows the site purchased today highlighted in teal.  The lot just to the east (right) will also be part of the complex:

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Modera Germantown (800 apartments, 25,000 sq. ft. of retail/restaurant) is being planned by Mill Creek Residential on a huge 12 acre site at 1420 Adams St. on the site currently occupied by Centurion Stone. This will be the largest single residential project in the city.

No word on the size of the buildings involved.  No renderings available as of yet. Cooper Carry out of Atlanta and Kimley-Horn in Nashville are the architects.  A statement from the former says " the plans would include extending the city's Greenway biking/walking trail, and converting this property from a use that turned its back on the Cumberland River to one which embraces and celebrates the river."

More behind the NBJ paywall here:

https://www.bizjournals.com/nashville/news/2020/01/02/record-setting-800-apartments-pitchedfor.html?ana=twt

 

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This screen shote from Smeagolsfree's excellent development map shows the site highlighted in teal at the center of the frame:

Modera Germantown, Jan 3, 2019, site map .png

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Adjacent to Neuhoff! And the water treatment plant?!!!? 

Mayor Cooper bet get busy upgrading the infrastructure in the surrounding neighborhoods to downtown. Sidewalks! Sidewalks! Sidewalks! Of course, we can dream of putting utility lines underground... dream! 

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