Updated: Includes Alex Pettas Architecture
CA South, known for its modern Condo & Townhome collection in Nashville is pushing the envelope yet again. Designed by Barnett Design Studio, Pie Town Condos introduces a new design aesthetic absent from the current market.
Pie Town is a small neighborhood in downtown Nashville situated between the Gulch & Rutledge Hill. The area primarily consists of updated industrial structures with new uses and has a rich African American & religious history. Pie Town condos is located at the intersection of Middleton Street & 7th Avenue South.
Modeled after the Edition Hotel in Los Angeles, this development will bring a sense of place and livability to this corner of Pie Town; which currently has no major residential development. Exterior materials include large cased windows, corrugated metal wall panels, wood-look anodized aluminum screens, plaster window surrounds, and concrete at the 2 podium levels. Construction is in its early stages and delivery is set for 1st Quarter 2022. Here is your development rundown:
I created this video over the weekend to help give more neighborhood & geographical context. Please note that the video has sound (so if you are in a meeting mute your phone). Renderings are courtesy of CA South Development. On a more personal note, I can appreciate the use of diverse imagery in the renderings.
Pie Town Condos
- What’s Now: Vacant Lot
- What’s Next: Mixed-use Development
- Developer: CA South Development
- Architect: Barnett Design Studio
- Architect: Alex Pettas Architecture
- Landscape: Firma Landscape Architecture & Planning Studio
- Location: 629 7th Avenue South
- Capacity: 78 Residences, Retail, Amenities, & Parking
Pie Town Condos will feature 1, 2, & 3-bedroom floor plans which all feature its own unique view of Nashville. The first two levels of the development functions as a liner which conceals the parking garage. There are also amenity features atop both the parking garage as well as the roof of the building structure, here’s a quick summary:
- Total Floors: 7
- Square Footage: +/- 38,590 SF
- Site Area: .94 Acres
- Proposed Parking: 86 Spaces
- Zone: Downtown Code (DTC)
Basement Level – The entrance into the Basement Level Parking garage is located near the intersection of Middleton Street & 7th Avenue South. There are also two proposed office/retail entrances that flank the entrance of the garage. Both retail spaces feature storefront windows that front 7th Avenue South and create a combined +/- 4,475 SF of office/retail space.
Level 1 – The main level features a public circulation terrace that spans the length of the building facade. Some of the functions of the level 1 (from left to right) include:
- Parking Entrance
- Approx. 615 SF Office/Retail Space Next to Parking Entrance
- Pet Grooming Center
- Resident Lobby
- Approx. 1,700 SF Office/Retail Space Next To The Lobby
The Residential units primarily occupy the next 6 levels, although level 5 features all two-level residences with mezzanines. The “penthouse” or mezzanine units typically feature nearly 18-foot high ceilings in the living areas. Generally, all residences have a terrace which occupies the length of the unit. The mezzanine levels are typically over the kitchens and feature a bedroom and full bath.
I took a snapshot of the end unit on level 5 to show the detail of the mezzanine units. The image gallery below has the snapshot as well as the preliminary floor plan for context:
There are two major resident amenities included in this development. The 1st is a pool deck which is located above the parking deck on level 2. It’s an expansive space that will feature planters, seating, access to the fitness center & clubhouse. It will also offer views of the gulch.
The other large amenity space is on the rooftop which features 360-degree views of downtown Nashville. Other amenities included in the preliminary plan includes:
- Owner Storage Units
- Yoga Studio
- Co-working Spaces
- Fitness Center
- Conference Room
According to CA South, Pie Town is set to be one of the next trendy development pockets in Nashville. I spent nearly two years living in the gulch and never ventured into Pie Town until this past weekend. I found it to be very eccentric and agree that it is primed to become a great place to live.
The development is surrounded by some great establishments and the scale of Pie Town Condos appears to be a good fit. Some of the adjacent establishments include:
- Jack White’s
- Third Man Records
- City Winery
Here are a few photos of Pie Town from this past weekend. All photos Credit – Nashville Now Next
There are so many adjacent developments in this sector of downtown that I couldn’t fit them all on one map. However, here is a breakdown of the developments featured in the map above (From top to bottom & left to right). Also note that number of units and building uses are subject to change:
- 800 Lea: 356 Units – Mixed-Use
- 805 Lea: 129 Units – Residential
- 410 8 South: +/- 535,000 SF – Office
- Ritz Carlton: 240 Keys, 150 Condos, & 185 Units
- Circle South: 261 Units – Residential
- Aspire Gulch: 360 Units – Residential
- Modera Gulch: 376 Units – Mixed-Use
- Paseo South Gulch: 600+ Units- Mixed-Use
- Albion In The Gulch: 415 Units Mixed-Use
- Haven Gulch: 299 Units – Residential
Be sure to check back for more on this and other developments In and Around Nashville!