Permit issued for Lower Broad project

The owners of the Lower Broad building last home to Trail West have landed a permit related to their project that will involve a new structure rising from within the skin of the existing structure.

Once reinvented, the site, located at the southeast corner of Third Avenue South and Broadway, will be home to a new four-story building to house a live music venue and a Harry O's Steakhouse (read more here).

Veteran Nashville-based restaurateurs Steve Smith and Al Ross have a plan, according to the team, is to essentially construct a new building from within the shell of the existing building (to minimize disruption to both the site specifically and to Lower Broad in general). Once the new structure is completed, the skin of the existing building can be removed to accommodate the doors and windows of the new building. The team is planning to repair and reinstall the current building’s existing rotating sign on the Third and Broad corner.

The developers had Nashville-based architecture firm Quirk Designs include a glass storefront they say is typical of the neighborhood, with the proposed design incorporating an “iconic rotating sign” to be affixed to the building’s Third and Broad corner.

Harmony Construction Group is serving as general contractor, with the permit valued at $4.161 million, according to a Metro Codes Department document.


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