The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has picked downtown-based architecture and engineering firm Gresham Smith and Partners — as well as peers from Dallas, Orlando and Columbus — to provide some interior design services over the next five years. The collective value of the contract with all four companies, which were chosen from 18 applicants, is $9 million.
The developers of the large Capitol View project plan to build more than 800 apartments at their North Gulch project, including more than 80 three-bedroom units. Boyle Nashville officials also expect their 32-acre development — which could take up to a decade to be fully realized — to include 233,000 square feet of retail.
Those numbers come from a report delivered to Boyle a few weeks ago by Walker Parking Consultants, one of the contractors on Capitol View, which also is backed by Northwestern Mutual Life Real Estate Holdings and could have an eventual price tag of $500 million. They are down from projections Boyle unveiled early this year — then, the developers envisioned 1,000 apartments and 300,000 square feet — but it's worth noting that Boyle and its partners are still in the very early stages of building out Capitol View, the first element of which is an office tower for HCA subsidiaries Parallon and Sarah Cannon Research Institute on Block A of the project. (See the image below.)
Of the 814 apartments envisioned, 269 will be built on Block D, which sits at the northeast corner of Charlotte and 11th avenues and also is slated to be home to the grocery store Boyle wants to recruit. Of those units, 81 are slated to have two bedrooms and 27 will have three bedrooms. Block F, which sits northeast of Block E in a triangle bordered by three rail lines, is in line to get 226 apartments. Blocks C and E are expected to each become home to about 160 units.
The Walker report to Boyle also puts some perspective on the size of the hotels the latter plans to build on blocks B and E, at the heart of the development. The buildings on Block B will contain 300 rooms, those on Block E 140.
Boyle Principal Jeff Haynes could not be reached for comment on these updated projections.
The document that included Walker's report also features a few new and updated images of the office tower HCA will build for Parallon and Sarah Cannon. The building will face Charlotte Avenue, rise 14 stories and 247 feet and have about 390,000 leasable square feet. Most of the retail section of Block A will line 11th Avenue North and be handled by Boyle. (Click here for some other images of the project.)
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