Work on proposed luxury apartment skyscraper SoBro continues to move forward as Chicago-based builder McHugh Construction is looking for office space near the site on which the tower will rise.
Multiple sources say McHugh, which has a long history of serving as general contractor on projects with SoBro co-developer Magellan Development Group, wants to find space in an existing building and from which it can interview subcontractors and manage contruction. Magellan, which is also based in Chicago, is partnering with Nashville-based Giarratana Development to develop the 33-story tower.
McHugh has served as the GC for various high-rise residential towers, most of them located in Chicago. (Read more here.)
SoBro would include 342 luxury rental apartment units, 378 parking spaces and more than 18,000 square feet of Class A, ground-level retail space. The tower is planned to rise adjacent to both the Encore condominium tower to the west and The Pinnacle at Symphony Place office skyscraper to the north. The building would be bordered by Demonbreun Street on the north, Second Avenue on the east and Third Avenue on the west.
The development team has enlisted Chicago-based Loewenberg Architects to handle design work.
Relatedly, a Giarratana Development official was seen today on the SoBro site with multiple Nashville Electric Service employees.
It appears New York-based chef Jonathan Waxman has got his permit to begin work on a restaurant for a McGavock street building located on the fringe of The Gulch. A veteran of Chez Panisse and Michael's on the West Coast, Waxman gained fame with Jams in New York City and has opened a number of restaurants (including Bud's, Hulot's and Table 29). He is currently the owner of Barbuto in the West Village. Steve Cavendish has done the digging over at Bites.
"TBA NY celebrity chef"? Last year at Music City Eats, Waxman spoke glowingly about Nashville, the area's farms and the city's restaurant scene. What better place to kick off a "series of American bistro style restaurants" than Music City?
If it walks like a Waxman and talks like a Waxman, it's probably a Waxman, right? We'll see soon enough.
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.
Arrington Developers LLC is targeting a mid-June completion date for its 715 Woodland Street Apartments building under construction in East Nashville.
Relatedly, the developer has selected Memphis-based Ledick Management Group to handle marketing and leasing, according to Kris Ainsworth, Arrington development coordinator and project manager with sister company Quad States Construction (which is building 715).
“I think we’re good to be there for a mid-June move-in date for the residents,” Ainsworth said.
Quad States Construction is teaming with Southland Constructors and architect B3 Studio on the project. The latter two companies are based in Brentwood. The Tennessee Housing Development Agency and the Metro Development and Housing Agency are providing home funds for the project, with BB&T also providing some financing.
Buckingham Cos. has a new site plan — with an updated image — of its large-scaled mixed-use project slated for Midtown.
A spring groundbreaking looms for the long-planned development, with Buckingham Cos. planning to prep the site — located at the point at which Broadway, Division Street and 21st Avenue South converge — in April, according to sources. Construction should start in May or June, the sources said.
According to the site plan, the project is being called Buckingham Midtown. Crain Construction will be the general contractor jointly with Buckingham Cos.
To front Division Street and have a 2021 Broadway address, the 17-story, 598,480-square-foot building will offer a 180-room hotel, 350 apartment units, a 630-space parking garage and office, restaurant and retail spaces. Its price tag is an estimated $120 million.
Based in Indiana, Buckingham Cos. is undertaking the project as Buckingham LUV LLC. Company officials could not be reached for comment.