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Gulch Crossing lands LEED Gold certification

Gulch Crossing, the recently opened MarketStreet Enterprises-developed Class A office building located in The Gulch, has been awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Gulch Crossing received LEED Gold related to its sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality, according to a release. 

“From the beginning, we wanted Gulch Crossing to set a new standard of office buildings in Nashville through design, features and function that was still environmentally responsible,” Jay Turner, managing director of MarketStreet Enterprises, said in the release. “We’re proud to deliver a building that will help attract working talent to Nashville, creating a lasting impact on the city’s professional growth, not its environmental footprint.”

Gulch Crossing highlights include the following: an 18 percent energy usage reduction over conventionally designed buildings; 41 percent water use reduction (resulting in over 650,000 gallons of annual water savings); 72 percent reduction in landscaping water usage through water efficient landscape design; 81 percent (1,854 tons) of construction waste was recycled; preferred parking is provided for low emitting vehicles and fuel efficient vehicles; and reduction of the area’s heat island effect is achieved as 90 percent of the parking is under cover and 75 percent of the building’s roof is highly reflective.

From the release:

MarketSteet worked with local firm, SSR Sustainability Consulting, to help manage the LEED certification process. “We were fortunate to work with MarketStreet, an owner committed to developing a building with a strong community presence while maintaining a low impact on the environment,” said Eric Sheffer, principal at SSRCx. “Gulch Crossing does just that, easily integrating itself into the surrounding sustainable community while standing apart with its unique design and features.”

Extensive consideration was taken in the architecture and design of the building to ensure that the modern elements were environmentally efficient. For example, the building’s exterior is highlighted by cedar accents designed to pay homage to area’s past as a railroad yard. The Forest Stewardship Council certified 96 percent of the cedar used, helping the building to receive high marks for a difficult credit. Additionally, MarketStreet worked closely with the architects at ESa to ensure that the modern architecture, including the use of floor to ceiling glass windows, did not compromise the energy efficiency of the building. Eric Klotz, AIA, who served as ESa’s Senior Design Manager of Gulch Crossing, says, “Core responsibilities of architects today include designing sustainable buildings and spaces that promote health and wellness. Gulch Crossing is the product of a team commitment of the owner and designers to providing a built environment that responsibly utilizes natural resources, products and energy.”
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Gulch hotel project lands permit

Nashville-based developer MarketStreet Enterprises has landed a permit for its 12-story Thompson Nashville hotel building now under construction in The Gulch, according to Metro Codes Department documents.

The Brentwood office of JE Dunn Construction Co. is serving as the general contractor, with the permit valued at $1.46 million.

MarketStreet, which the Metro Development and Housing Agency has tapped as the master developer of The Gulch, is teaming on the project with AJ Capital Partners and The Berger Co., which own and develop hospitality properties.

Nashville-based Hastings Architecture Associates is designing the building, which also will feature retail space and is slated for a late 2016 completion.

Read more about the project here.

Mar 24, 2015 7:00 AM

Groundbreaking set for Gulch boutique hotel

Ground will be broken Thursday, March 5, in the Gulch on the Thompson Nashville hotel, officials involved with the project announced today.

The boutique hotel will rise at the split of 11th and 12th avenues (see here in an image courtesy of Google Maps).

The 224-room hotel, a price tag for which is not being disclosed, will sit on 0.64 acres on what had been a gravel parking lot. Rising 12 stories, the structure will share the block home to the buildings housing venerable live music venue The Station Inn and The 404 Hotel and Kitchen. 

Nashville-based Hastings Architecture Associates is designing the building, which also will feature retail space and is slated for a late 2016 completion.

Nashville-based MarketStreet Enterprises, the MDHA-appointed master developer of the Gulch, owns the site and will oversee the development. Commune Hotels & Resorts, AJ Capital Partners and The Berger Company will participate.

JE Dunn, which is also locally based, will serve as the general contractor.

A ceremonial event, with Mayor Karl Dean to attend, will be held at Sambuca (across 12th from the site) at 10:30 a.m.

Read more here.

(Image courtesy of MarketStreet and HAA)

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Gulch building Pine Street Flats lands LEED certification

The U.S. Green Building Council has designated as silver LEED certified Gulch mixed-use building Pine Street Flats.

As such, the seven-story 296-apartment-unit structure is the largest multi-unit residential project in Tennessee to garner LEED (leadership in energy and environmental design) status. Located at the southeast corner of the Pine Street and 11th Avenue South intersection, Pine Street Flats also offers 17,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space, and a 584-space parking garage.

Nashville-based MarketStreet Enterprises, the Metro-appointed master developer of The Gulch, developed the building and announced the LEED certification today. The company engaged greenSTUDIO, a division of Nashville-based Hastings Architecture Associates and led by director Mike Leonard, to facilitate and manage the LEED certification process.

“Pine Street Flats continues MarketStreet’s vision of the Gulch’s urban redevelopment, which is to create lasting, positive changes to downtown’s built environment,” Jay Turner, managing director of MarketStreet, said in a release. “This project transformed three acres of brownfield land into a vibrant, mixed-use [building] that gives Nashvillians the opportunity to live and enjoy an environmentally conscious, urban neighborhood.”

Recognized by the USGBC in the LEED Building Design and Construction 2009 rating system, Pine Street Flats earned exemplary performance credits for the creation of open space and the use of regional materials during construction. Regional priority credits were awarded for public transportation access, water use reduction and optimized energy performance.

During that same year, The Gulch was designated the first LEED-certified neighborhood in the South under the LEED for Neighborhood Development rating system.




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