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Now&Next: ‘Circle South’ Development Renderings Reveal More Residential Density In Nashville’s Urban Core.

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All Building Renderings By Dwell Design Studio via Metro Documents

A request for an overall height modification was submitted on 522 8th Avenue South. The site is currently zoned DTC and once approved would permit an additional 8 floors for a total of 19 on the 0.41 acres site.  The request was submitted by Hawkins Partners Inc., on behalf of Circle South Residential (TN) LLC,.

Designed by Dwell Design Studios, the design & massing of Circle South is intended to transition from the scale of the high-rise developments along Korean Veterans Boulevard down to the pedestrian scale of the surrounding district.  According to the plan, The Development team is planning to make significant contributions to the urban character and walkability of the district.  The map below shows developments either planned or under construction at the roundabout on Korean Veterans Boulevard.  The developments range in height from 30 to 45 floors.

NashvilleNowNext Adjacent Development Map. (Updated Periodically)

The Circle South Development features studio, 1, 2, & 3-bedroom residential units. According to the plan, the development proposes to activate the street level along both 8th Avenue South and Drexel Street. The Lobby, Leasing, and Amenity spaces, with significant storefront, are proposed to line the 8th Avenue South Façade. The proposed uses along the Drexel Street façade include the bike amenity and a dog park. Here’s the quick rundown:


Development Rundown

Circle South


Exterior Materials

View along 8th Avenue South.

Proposed materials on the pedestrian level up to level 5 include: brick masonry, storefront glazing, & industrial-inspired metal panel, with wood accents. The upper levels propose exceptional floor to ceiling window systems, glass balcony rails, and a stucco finish on the facade.

View along the Two-way alley; looking towards 8th Avenue South.

The two-way alley provides access to the parking garage and back of house uses. Some of the proposed pedestrian level materials along the two-way alley include:

  • Brick Masonry & Aluminum Windows on The Ground Level
  • Spandrel Glazing and Mesh Screening of The Parking Decks
  • Wooden Louver Accents

Building Layout

Overall, the building layout includes 3 levels of underground parking & 5 levels of above ground parking with amenity & residential liners.  The liners front 8th Avenue South & Drexel Street. Levels 6 – 19 primarily consists of residential units with amenity spaces and screened mechanical parapet.

The two image galleries below show the proposed layout of amenity and residential liners & the proposed upper level pool deck and sky lounge.

Amenity & Residential Liners ( Levels 1-5)

Upper Level Amenities (Levels 6 & 19)


Modification Request

The images below are a visualization of the height modification request. The development is scheduled for the 7/22/21 MPC Meeting.

Be sure to check back for more on this and other Developments In & Around Nashville!

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