The developer of the Pantheon Park project proposed for SoBro plans to adaptively reuse the site’s most architecturally significant building.
Tom Baldridge, founder of Pantheon developer McIntyre Ventures LLC, said the plan is to keep the 1950s-built structure (pictured here) home to United Methodist Publishing House offices. Located on the southwest corner of the Eighth Avenue South and Demonbreun Street intersection, the modernist-era building shows similarities to the iconic L&C Tower — not surprising, given Edwin Keeble designed both.
McIntrye has the 7.5 acres under contract with UMPH. The multi-parcel site also features various other buildings, including a vintage masonry building that fronts Demonbreun. Baldridge said the development team hopes to reuse that structure, too, but that the other buildings will likely be razed.
Baldridge said the development team is looking at various options for the site, including a parking garage, offices, retail space and a live recording and broadcast studios. The target users will be those in the education, technology entertainment industries.
Nashville-based Tuck-Hinton Architects is handling design work.