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19th and Broadway; 347 Apts. (295 ft, 26 stories), 200 Room Hotel (15 Stories, 171 ft), 3,500 sq. ft. ground retail, garageBy PHofKS
Work is scheduled to begin this month (July, 2016). Some pertinent facts:
From Metro project tracker, heights are officially 255 ft for Apartments and 188 ft for Hotel The existing house is to be demolished and rebuilt near the Marathon Motorworks complex One half block off West End and will have a significant impact on the Mid-town skyline
My own crude mock-up.
An 11 story, 136' tall boutique hotel that would include 112 rooms, an "electric gastro pub," a subterranean upscale restaurant/wine cellar, 32,000 sq. ft. fitness facility, 7,000 sq. ft. spa, a boutique performance venue, screening and writing rooms, rooftop pool/lounge, and more will be located at 10 11th Ave. South, backing up against the CSX tracks at the T intersection of 11th and McGavock St. Price tag will be $70 million.
The developer is Chris Hyndman of M Street Entertainment. Ground breaking will be 4th quarter of this year, and a summer 2020 completion is the goal. Currently the lot is utilized for surface parking.
More behind the Nashville Post paywall here:
North Gulch Gateway (Tennessean site), Phase I: Asurion HQ (10 & 11 stories, 551,000 sq. ft., 9,000 sq. ft. retail, 1,900 car garage, $285 million)By markhollin
A team of Nashville’s biggest office landlord and a Gulch-area investor has been picked to negotiate a contract toward buying The Tennessean’s 10-acre downtown property.
Upon finalizing the more than $55 million transaction, Raleigh, N.C.-based Highwoods Properties and Jim Caden could separately develop the various parcels. The property includes where the newspaper’s office sits at 1100 Broadway and several parking lots.
Highwoods has a portfolio of more than 4.2 million square feet of Nashville area office space, including Bridgestone's 30-story world HQ, The Pinnacle at Symphony Place office tower, and the impending Mars Petcare HQ in at Ovation in Cool Springs. The company also developed Caterpillar Financial's headquarters on West End Avenue.
Caden developed the retail strip now known as Demonbreun Hill before moving on to buying properties in the Gulch where he co-founded restaurant group M Street and co-owns several properties including the Déjà Vu strip club site on Demonbreun Street.
Neither party has announced any specific plans for the property at this time.
The site in yellow:
The site in 1975:
Expansion of Tennessean HQ in 1985:
The Purpose Hotel, a brainchild of Nashville-based celebrity photographer Jeremy Cowart, seems to be moving forward. A rendering has been released of a 17 story tower that would, according to a 2016 article, feature 200-300 rooms with an $80 to 150 million price tag. A still undisclosed site for the boutique hotel in downtown Nashville has been chosen, and will be announced soon.
Coward has enlisted Atlanta-based WP Hospitality Group to manage the development, and Hastings Architecture is on board as the designer.
Some of the unique aspects of the hotel will be that every room booking will help support a different needy child in the developing world through a sponsorship agency. Info on each child will be featured in each room. Linens will be sewn by survivors of human trafficking. Art throughout the hotel will feature humanitarian artists. Ethnically sourced coffee in each room. Furniture created by people in need. Internet fees fight human trafficking. Inspiring social films will be featured on some TV channels in each room, as well as curated books with themes about compassion and justice. Soaps and shampoos handmade by women survivors of addiction, violence, and extreme poverty. The lobby will feature a working well for guests to experience sustainable water work.
Cowart initially launched the concept via a Kickstarter campaign, and raised nearly a million dollars to help fund designs, etc.
More at The Nashville Post here:
Kickstarter campaign site:
Original Tennessean article from 2016: