Groundbreaking looms for Gulch-area residential project

Nashville-based developer Bill Ruff is planning to break ground in about four weeks for a residential project on land located south of The Gulch and east of Music Row.

Relatedly, Ruff has released new renderings and announced that Nashville-based Metropolitan Brokers is handling the marketing and sales of the units and Province Builders of Brentwood will serve as general contractor. The project is called Element Gulch.

The site (see here courtesy of Google Maps) is located at 1212 Hawkins St. and 1119 and 1121 Sigler St.

“We’re very excited to get started and feel this will be a fine addition to the neighborhood,” Ruff said.

The development will be undertaken in two phases: Phase I will include nine units and, to start immediately thereafter, a 10-unit Phase II.

Ruff created Gulchetto Enterprises Inc. for the development. Restoration Properties LLC, in which Ruff partners with Byron Roberts, owns a portion of the overall site.

Nashville-based Root Architecture (stylized as "rootARCH") has given the buildings' exteriors a mixture of materials and a contemporary aesthetic.

Barge Cauthen & Associates is handling land planning and engineering duties, while First Advantage Bank is providing financing.


(Image courtesy of rootARCH)

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Commission meeting to address various infill projects

Thursday's Metro Planning Commission meeting will offer votes on various infill developments of note.

These include the following:

A request by Nashville-based Gulchetto Enterprises Inc. for a specific plan that will allow a 45-unit apartment building to be constructed at 1212 Hawkins St. and 1119 and 1121 Sigler St. (Read more here.)

A request to amend a specific plan zoning on Germantown properties located at 1102 and 1138 Third Ave. N. and 1121 Second Ave. N. and that would allow the planned Broadstone Germantown building (previously called Stadium Lofts) that Phoenix-based developer Alliance Residential Co. want to develop to rise 85 feet instead of 75 feet. (Read more here.)

A request to rezone from one and two-family residential to specific plan properties located on Litton Avenue and to be a 130-unit condominium project developed Parks at Five Points LLC. See a preliminary image below from project architect Kline Swinney Associates. (Read more here.)

A request to revise the preliminary plan and for final site plan approval for a portion of the Melrose Commercial Planned Unit Development Overlay District for property located at 2625 Franklin Pike (at the southeast corner of Franklin Pike and Gale Lane) to permit the development of a 7,651-square-foot restaurant and retail building.

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