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    • By markhollin
      Tony Giarratana is under contract to purchase the .43 acre site at the SE corner of Rosa L. Parks Blvd. and Church St. from Speedwagon Enterprises for an undisclosed price in order to build another apartment tower that he says will have at least 350 units. No further specs yet, but Goettsch Partners will be the architect (just like at 900 Church Tower) and Barge Design Solutions will be involved with engineering.  No renderings yet.
      "Our contract on 801 Church was only recently executed, so our drawings are trailing behind the 900 Church drawings by about nine months," Giarratana said.
      The tower at 900 Church St. will not have parking — it's not required under the property's downtown code zoning.
      The tower at 801 Church St. will have a parking garage, for tenants of that building and "to accommodate whatever parking demand we might have at 900 Church," Giarratana said.
      "Keep in mind, Amazon is not encouraging employees who have a personal automobile. Neither will we be encouraging residents who have a personal automobile," Giarratana said. "This is a new day for Nashville. Given the fact that we don’t have the $5 billion necessary to execute a public transportation plan, it’s going to be incredibly important that the employees at these downtown companies walk to work and don’t introduce their car into the traffic mix at peak times."
      He added: "We don’t think 'live-work-play' is a cliché. That is exactly the lifestyle we’ve been seeking to create downtown."

      More behind the NBJ paywall here:

      https://www.bizjournals.com/nashville/news/2020/06/08/giarratana-apartment-tower-church-street-amazon.html?iana=hpmvp_nsh_news_headline

       


    • By markhollin
      A 34 story residential tower at 900 Church St. is being planned for a Summer 2022 opening by Tony Giarratana on the .31 acre lot at 900 Church St. It should stand at least 400 feet in height. No word on how many units, or if there is a parking garage included.

      This thin block is now inhabited by the 1 story YMCA of Middle Tennessee admin building, which has no historical significance. It is also just one block east of the twin Amazon towers currently under construction as part of the Nashville Yards development. 
      More at the Nashville Post here:

      https://www.nashvillepost.com/business/development/article/21094216/giarratana-eyes-church-street-for-next-skyscraper
      Official website:

      https://www.900church.com/

       





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

       
      Tony already has hype starting on the digital billboard at the Broadway/West End Ave. split:

    • By markhollin
      Metro's future Permanent Supportive Housing and Downtown Homeless Service Center appears to be moving forward at 505 2nd Ave. North, just across Gay St. from the new Criminal Justice Center.  The small lot will feature a multi-story structure (still no official height or renderings) that will include at least 100 permanent housing units, and a homeless service center that will feature on-site counseling, basic hygiene and health services, and case management and housing navigation.

      Bell & Assoc. will serve as the contractor; Moody-Nolan as project architect, Catalyst for civil engineering; EMC, structural engineering; ICT, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering; SRMC, security consultants; and EDGE, landscape design.

      More behind the Nashville Post paywall here:

      https://www.nashvillepost.com/business/development/article/21088702/peabody-plaza-lands-major-tenant


      Originally this was planned for 301 James Robertson Pkwy. as part of Tony Giarratana's deal the 65 story/660'-750' Paramount Tower at Church Street Park. Tony agreed to develop this to include some workforce housing in exchange for the park space on Church between 6th Ave. North and Capitol Blvd. 

      Original story from a year ago:

      https://www.tennessean.com/story/money/2018/04/25/housing-service-center-homeless-planned-downtown-nashville/550199002/


      More detail behind the paywall at Nashville Post:

      https://www.nashvillepost.com/business/development/article/21002392/giarratana-targets-downtown-park-for-skyscraper#&gid=1&pid=2


      Also, more behind the paywall at NBJ:

      https://www.bizjournals.com/nashville/news/2018/04/25/giarratana-eyes-condo-skyscraper-in-proposed-land.html


      These were the renderings fro the James Robertson Parkway iteration:










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

    • By markhollin
      A hotel of unknown size and height is being planned for 1001 16th Ave. South (SE corner of 16th Ave. South and Grand Ave.) that is currently a nondescript 1 story brick structure owned by Belmont Church.  Developer Mark McDonald, known for retail projects like Century Farms in Antioch, has the land, as well as a small parking lot across the street to the north (NW corner of 16th Ave. and Grand, known as 67 Music Square East) under contract with the church.

      He is teaming with an unnamed international developer.  McDonald is asking Metro's Board of Zoning Appeals to modify rules regarding how far structures and underground parking must be set back from the street. But he is pursuing the project no matter how they rule. With the variances he is hoping for, he could design something larger.  Once those decisions are made, he will share renderings and many more details.

      More behind the NBJ paywall here:

      https://www.bizjournals.com/nashville/news/2019/02/01/exclusive-developer-targets-luxury-hotel-for-music.html?iana=hpmvp_nsh_news_headline



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