Hill Realty releases rendering of apartments planned for Green Hills

Developer hopes to break ground by year’s end

H.G. Hill Realty Co. released today a rendering of the 90-unit apartment building it plans for Green Hills and for which a year’s end groundbreaking is targeted.

The Nashville-based development company received approval of a variance request from the Metro Board of Zoning Appeals on Aug. 20, allowing the project to move forward. The building will be located at the southeast corner of the T-intersection of Hillsboro Circle and Bandywood Drive.

Construction documents will be created this fall, with construction commencing later this year or by early 2015. Hill Realty also will begin construction, concurrently, on the previously announced Pottery Barn project.

Designed by Southeast Venture, the four-story residential building (read more here) will be constructed above podium parking, achieving the goals of the Green Hills urban design overlay and the Major and Collector Street Plan by creating a pedestrian friendly, live, work and play environment in Green Hills, according to a release.

In the release, Bob Murphy, president of RPM Transportation Consultants, said multifamily residential buildings generate “significantly less traffic than similarly sized retail or office developments.”

"Also, because this new multifamily project will be adjacent to the mixed-use walkable Hill Center at Green Hills, there will be walking and internal trips between the two developments, thereby reducing the amount of new traffic on the streets in the Green Hills area," Murphy said.

Previously, the Metro Water Services Metropolitan Stormwater Management Committee approved a stormwater mitigation plan at its June 5 meeting. The building will feature a green roof, on-site water harvesting and a pervious concrete sidewalk. Specifically, the plans include a 15-foot wide planted bioretention area between the existing sidewalk and the proposed building. Rainwater harvesting on the lower level of the garage will be used for irrigation. Any overflow will spill into the bioretention area where it has additional opportunity to infiltrate.