Proposed roundabout tower gets commission approval

The Metro Planning Commission on Thursday approved an out-of-town developer's request to modify the site plan currently in place via the Music Row Urban Design Overlay District, thus allowing for a project somewhat larger in scope than originally proposed.

Charlotte, N.C.-based developer Childress Klein Properties had proposed the tower at 14 stories and no more than 150 feet tall, the maximum height the UDO allows. Now the company can build the tower at 16 stories and 178.5 feet tall. In addition, the commission vote will allow Childress Klein to reduce the street wall along Division Street frontage from the required 100 percent to approximately 66 percent so that a public plaza and a private courtyard amenity can be included.

Childress Klein officials could not be reached for comment.

The Metro Council must approve the project.

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