Nashville-based BNA Associates will go before the Metro Development and Design Review Committee Tuesday to seek approval for exterior updates — including what could be an eye-catching neon rooftop sign — for a proposed boutique hotel to be called The Fairlane and located in an existing building with an address of 401 Union St.
Bathed in travertine limestone, the modernist building to be reinvented is located at the southwest corner of the intersection of Fourth Avenue North and Union Street within the central business district (see the structure here courtesy of Google Maps).
Philip Welker, BNA co-managing partner, said the development team will soon begin undertaking cleaning and demolition work within the 12-story structure’s interior. Crain Construction is handling the work, with a permit valued at $300,000, according to a Metro Codes Department document.
Welker said Nashville-based Manuel Zeitlin Architects is handling the architecture, with Reunion Goods & Services, a New York City-based company, to oversee interior design efforts. Civil Site Design Group is the civil engineer, with EMC Structural Engineers (structural), MP&E Engineering (mechanical, plumbing and fire) and Kidwell Engineer (electrical) also contributing.
As to the exterior, the most noticeable proposed change involves a large neon sign that would, if approved, cap the 1972-opened building. Nashville-based Sideshow Sign Co. has designed the sign.
Relatedly, Welker said the team will replace all the building’s glass to yield a more environmentally efficient structure. In addition, the design calls for the moving of the building’s main entrance from the corner to the middle of the building fronting Union. That entrance is to offer valet parking and a canopy. A secondary entrance fronting Fourth Avenue would remain.
“We feel comfortable about the proposed exterior updates and we are hopeful the MDHA committee will, too,” Welker said.
The team is not yet ready to disclose a construction timetable, opening date or brand, but Welker said the hotel will contain 72 upscale rooms, a penthouse and a “signature restaurant” on the fourth floor.
The property falls within MDHA’s Capitol Mall Redevelopment District and, as such, the exterior changes to the building require committee approval.
(Image courtesy of BNA)
The Buckingham Cos. Aertson Midtown project now underway at the high-profile point at which 21st Avenue, Division Street and Broadway converge promises to loom large on many levels (height, massing, street defintion, pedestrian generation, etc.). This nifty video (view here), courtesy of Buckingham and Crain Construction (the Nashville-based general contractor overseeing the building process for the project), provides an idea of the project's scope.
Buckingham Companies has secured a permit for work on its Aertson Midtown development.
Crain Construction is serving as general contractor for the mixed-use project, with the permit valued at $71.7 million.
Read more here.
Demolition is slated to begin at about noon today at the Midtown site on which Buckingham Companies' massive mixed-used project will be undertaken.
Earlier this month, Indianapolis-based Buckingham secured six permits, valued at $110,400, for the demo work. The four structures to be razed include the vintage masonry building last home to Ken's Sushi.
Crain Construction Inc. is the general contractor for the project (read more here), the site for which is located at the intersection of 21st Avenue, Broadway and Division Street.
Indiana-based Buckingham Cos. has secured six permits for its Midtown-based mixed-used project for which groundbreaking looms. The development, to feature retail and residential space and a hotel, will be located at the point at which 21st Avenue, Broadway and Division Street converge.
Crain Construction will serve as general contractor for the project, with the six permits valued collectively at $110,400.
The start of the project has been delayed by more than a year. Relatedly, Buckingham Cos. recently unveiled a rendering (see below) that shows the building with a much different form compared to the previous iteration.
Read more about the project here (and see the earlier image).
Gallatin-based real estate investment firm Green & Little LP has secured a permit related to its project planned for a light industrial site located at 2926 Kraft Drive east of Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks. The permit is valued at $1.3 million, with Crain Construction to serve as general contractor.
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