Long the site of iconic Nashville record shop Tower, the corner of West End and 24th avenues will soon be home to Midtown's newest hotel.
The Metropolitan Planning Commission will this week vet plans for a 222-room, eight-story hotel with a street-level wine bar, submitted by architects Ragan-Smith Associates on behalf of the tract's owner, RMR TN-West End, a local arm of Memphis-based real estate investor Robert M. Rogers.
The plans call for a two-phase development, the first comprising 161 hotel rooms on eight floors facing Elliston Place and West End, with the wine bar on the West End side of the block. The second phase, featuring another 61 rooms, would rise eight floors across a center, circular driveway.
Plans also call for an eight-story, underground garage with a handful of street parking spots. All told, the mixed-use project totals nearly 190,000 square feet.
The site, currently home to an FYE media store, was the home of Tower Records for decades. RMR has held some interest in all or part of the land since March of 2000.
The Planning Commission submission calls the project simply "2400 West End." No operator was disclosed.