Tower cranes are a symbol that work is progressing strongly at the sites of under-construction tall buildings.
That said, Childress Klein Properties is taking the next step toward major progress on its 19-story mixed-use building it is developing on the Music Row Roundabout. As of Monday, a crane-assembly crane was on the site, the address for which is 1515 Demonbreun St.
The looming erection of the tower crane — which will join an already operational tower crane — will come after the Charlotte-based development company recently landed a $39 million permit for the building. JE Dunn Construction Co. is serving as general contractor on the project.
The tower — it is uncertain if 1515 Demonbreun will be the official name of the building — will feature 431 apartment units, 6,000 square feet of retail space and a 600-space parking garage.
Read more about the project here.
Charlotte-based Childress Klein Properties has landed a $39 million permit for the 19-story mixed-use building it is developing on the Music Row Roundabout, according to a Metro Codes Administration document. JE Dunn Construction Co. is serving as general contractor on the project. The tower, to be located at 1515 Demonbreun St., will feature 431 apartment units, 6,000 square feet of retail space and a 600-space parking garage. Read more here.
A recent drive through various urban areas of the city revealed some interesting updates at various construction sites. They are as follows:
* The first segment of a tower crane has been assembled on the Music Row Roundabout construction site of mixed-use tower 1515 Demonbreun.
* Next door, workers are applying the exterior skin to apartment building 1505 Demonbreun. The materials and color scheme suggest an attractive building is forthcoming.
* A fence has now enclosed the 21st Avenue building last home to the Midtown Wendy’s. The site is part of what will be Buckingham Cos.’s mixed-use project, for which a groundbreaking seemingly looms.
* Stonehenge’s Artisan on 18th in Midtown/Music Row is well above grade.
* The Midtown Hills Police Precinct building under construction on 12th Avenue South near Wedgewood Avenue is looking strong. Clad mainly in dark brick, the structure sits close to the sidewalk and shows nice height and massing.
Childress Klein Properties is targeting a late-March groundbreaking for its 18-story mixed-use building to front the Music Row Roundabout. The development company, which is co-based in Atlanta and Charlotte, recently paid $6.25 million for the 1.56-acre site, which is bordered by Demonbreun and Division streets.
The building, for which a name has not been announced, will include 431 apartment units that are expected to be ready for residents starting in early 2016. The building also will offer about 8,000 square feet of street-level retail space for two businesses, according to Kelly Dunbar, a partner in Childress Klein’s 2011-founded multifamily division.
Dunbar said the company wants a restaurant for the retail space that fronts the roundabout.
“We are gauging the demand for a restaurant and it should be very strong,” Dunbar said, adding Childress Klein has not begun the process of having formal talks with restaurants owners/operators.
As to the other retail space, Dunbar said the company envisions a coffee shop or a lunch spot.
“We would like something compatible with [the large restaurant] and an amenity for the residents,” said Dunbar, who co-manages the Childress Klein multifamily division with Fred Klein III.
The project will have a local flavor, as Childress Klein has enlisted Nashville-based Littlejohn Engineering Associates and J.E. Dunn Construction of Brentwood. The former is handling engineering efforts, while the latter will serve as general contractor. Relatedly, J.E. Dunn is the GC for the Childress Klein-developed 22-story Element Uptown in Charlotte. That building was topped in January, with residents slated to move in by summer.
Atlanta-based architect Rule Joy Trammell + Rubio, which designed Element Uptown, has designed the roundabout tower.
Dunbar declined to discuss the financing structure for the roundabout project.
The Metro Planning Department Development Tracker is listing a 280-unit luxury apartment and retail building — to be located on Division Street between The Gulch and the Music Row Roundabout — as proposed by Charlotte, N.C.-based developer Crescent Communities (via its Crescent Acquisitions LLC). Of note, Crescent, if it can acquire the properties needed for the project, seemingly would use Lord, Aeck, Sargent, Inc., as the architect. The Atlanta-based design firm ranks 101st on Architectural Records' Top 300 U.S. architecture companies based on 2012 revenues. It's another example of the type high-profile entity that is being drawn to Nashville for development work. Check the firm's broad portfolio here.
Charlotte, N.C.-based developer Crescent Communities is planning a 280-unit luxury apartment and retail building to be located on Division Street between The Gulch and the Music Row Roundabout, The Tennessean reports.
If approved, the development would be Crescent’s first project located within Nashville’s urban core.
Crescent is known mainly for suburban development (check the company’s work here), having developed largely in its hometown. The company developed the two-building Greenway Centre in Cool Springs.
Crescent is seeking a variance related to the Music Row Urban Design Overlay district requirements so that it can give the building more height than is currently allowed along that stretch of Division Street, the morning daily reports. The building would be located, in part, at 1205 Division St. and replace some existing nondescript structures (seen in below image courtesy of Google Maps and on the south side of the street).
The building will include five stories of residential apartments located above about 7,500 square feet of first-level retail space, according to The Tennessean. It will feature 195 one-bedroom units, 84 two-bedroom units and one three-bedroom apartment.
Enviromental testing is taking place today at the Music Row Roundabout site on which Charlotte, N.C.-based Childress Klein Properties plans to develop a 14-story residential and retail tower. Read more about the project here.
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