Owners request rezoning of key Midtown parcels

The owners of multiple Midtown parcels with Broadway and 19th Avenue addresses will request the Metro Planning Commission rezone the properties to allow the site eventually to be redeveloped.

Spanning 1.33 acres, the properties are located at 106 and 108 19th Avenue South and at 1810, 1812 and 1814 Broadway, at the northeast corner of 19th Avenue South and Broadway. The parcels, which form an L shape adjacent to the building home to Gigi's and Hattie B's, are within the wedge created by the West End Avenue and Broadway split that many commercial real estate pros consider prime Midtown land.

Civil Site Design Group is handling the request to rezone to specific plan (SP) mixed-use for the three owners: 19th Avenue Properties GP, Midtown Properties LLC, and 1810 Broadway Partners GP.

Mary Frances Rudy, who has ownership in all three entities and is a former partner with Rudy Wood & Winstead (a law firm that operates from a historic building on the site), said the partners are simply taking preliminary steps.

The general area is seeing significant redevelopment, with multiple additional projects planned.

“We want to see what we can do, what the use of our properties can yield,” Rudy said. “We want to know the possibilities.

“We’ve had several [prospective developers] approach us about the properties,” she added.

The effort to have all the properties zoned SP follows an earlier, and similar, effort to have the 1812 Broadway site rezoned (read more here).