A long-empty site at the northeast corner of 46th and Charlotte avenues in Sylvan Park is slated for a development that holds strong potential, according to the Metro councilman in whose district the property sits.
Jason Holleman, who represents the council’s District 24, said he has seen concept drawings as prepared by Nashville-based Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon Inc.
Holleman told the Post he is “pretty excited” about the proposed project, which he described in an email as "urban" and "pedestrian friendly," with structured parking.
“I think it's just what Charlotte needs to keep the momentum going,” Holleman said.
A partnership that includes local real estate investor Nick Spiva owns the property, on which most recently sat a masonry religious building that housed the Charlotte Avenue Church of Christ. Called 4508 Charlotte Pike Partners, the entity last year paid $1.8 million for the roughly 1.72-acre site.
The Tennessean first reported that 4508 Charlotte Pike Partners wants to redevelop the site.
Spiva did not returns phone calls seeking comment.
The site is seen in the upper right quadrant of the below photo courtesy of Google Maps.
The hot chicken purveyors at Hattie B's are preparing to take over the space at 5209 Charlotte Pike from Nuvo Burrito owners Sean Perry and Tom Justice. It will be the concept's second spot. Perry and Justice, meanwhile, also will close the doors to their original spot in East Nashville later this month so that they can focus more on SoBro. Dana Kopp Franklin has the details here.
The cover story of this week's City Paper comes from our own J.R. Lind, who took to the sidewalks of Charlotte Avenue to gauge just how the important thoroughfare is being transformed bit by bit, often by local entrepreneurs very careful about "providing the amenities that the new crowd wants and balancing the desires of the longtime residents."
It won't be the first mixed-use revamping of an existing industrial structure in Nashville — Edgehill Village and Marathon Village are the city's two most prominent examples — but money flowing to Charlotte for these types of projects is still rare. Commercial real estate developers are equal parts speculative and risk-averse; if Holladay can make it work at 22nd, someone else will take a chance farther west — but Arender said don't expect a wholesale change.
Nashville-based EOA Architects is working with state officials to develop various plans to repurpose the former Tennessee State Prison site, which could include a museum within the 1898-built main building, built in 1898.
The state building commission approved an $800,000 expenditure last fall to study the property's redevelopment and retrofitting options.
Located off Centennial Boulevard in West Nashville, the main building is considered by many an architectural treasure. Several movies, including The Green Mile and The Last Castle, have filmed at the site since its closing in 1992.
Pierce Greenberg and nashvillecitypaper.com have the story here.