Downtown / Gulch

A Look At The 4,000+ Residential Units Underway In The Nashville Gulch Area

Division Street & 8th Avenue South – 2009 to 2020

Years after its inception, the vision for the Gulch in Nashville continues to serve as a catalyst for a more walkable, livable, and complete downtown neighborhood. Although the Gulch serves as a popular tourist destination, the number of planned residential units currently outpace the number of hotel keys.

May 2019 View of Pine Street – Photo credit: NashvilleNowNext

I lived in both South & North Gulch my 1st 18 months in Nashville.  That experience played a big part in what led to my permanent relocation from Washington, D.C. to Nashville. The energy from the tourism industry coupled with more neighborhood amenities such as the Turnip Truck, Publix, & Frankie Pierce Park made the Gulch a unique experience. 

11th Avenue North – 2007 to 2021

Gulch Master Plan

Image via Smith Gee Studios

In 2001, the City of Nashville designated MarketStreet Enterprises as the Master Developer of the Gulch, the only such designation in the city’s history. Once the site of Nashville’s bustling railroad yard, the Gulch today is home to a dynamic mix of hospitality, retail, entertainment, office, and residential offerings.

The span of the Gulch was initially between 8th Ave South and Broadway. Today the span of the gulch reaches the border of Marathon Village. The Gulch name also frequently spills over into other “established” neighborhoods such as Pie Town. I preface established because the Nashville Neighborhood boundary map states that boundary lines continue to evolve.

The gulch today is now broken into sub districts (mostly developer driven) given the size of some of the new developments. Gulch Central is the latest addition which is essentially bounded by Broadway & Church Street. All three sub districts have a different look, feel, lifestyle offerings, are all connected by a Greenway trail and other pedestrian focused infrastructure.  Here is a look at the 4000+ units underway in the Gulch (Renderings by the perspective Architects):

Gulch Development Rundowns


South Gulch

Photo credit – NashvilleNowNext

Haven At The Gulch

Haven At The Gulch is an 11-story residential development located on the border of the Gulch. Project amenities will include a fitness center & large interior courtyard with an infinity edge pool to name a few. Here’s the quick rundown:

Development Rundown

  • What’s Now: Myers Flooring Building (Light-Industrial)
  • What’s Next: Multi-Family Development
  • Developer: Guefen Development Co
  • Capacity: 299 Apartments, 3 level Parking Deck
  • Status: Under Construction
  • Location: 641 Division Street (Map Link)

For more on Haven At The Gulch, click on the banner below.

Albion In The Gulch

Albion in the Gulch is a new 20-story development located in Nashville’s Gulch. According to Albion Residential, this one-of-a-kind community will offer a mix of studio, 1, and 2-bedroom apartments as well as 3 bedroom 2-story penthouses; all with the highest-end interiors in Nashville. It will also feature cutting edge amenities in addition to a coffee shop in the lobby and rooftop pool with a tiki bar on the 20th floor. Here’s the quick run down:

Development Rundown

  • What’s Now: Laydown Yard
  • What’s Next: Multi-Family Development
  • Developer: Albion Residential
  • Architect: HPA
  • Capacity: 430 Apartments, 5,650 SF Retail & 364 Parking Spaces
  • Status: Under construction
  • Location: 645 Division Street (Map Link)

For more on Albion In The Gulch, click on the banner below.

Paseo South Gulch

Designed by ESa, the development includes the historic preservation of the both the Vorhees and Antiques buildings and the addition of Tower 2. The overall development will create a pedestrian experience with activated alleyways with outdoor dining, elevated plazas, as well as covered walkways with outdoor dining and retail. Here is the quick rundown:

Development Rundown

  • What’s Now: Industrial Use/Warehouse (Tower 2 Site)
  • Whats Next: Mixed-Use Development
  • Developer: Somera Road
  • Architect: ESa
  • Capacity: 606 Units, 8000 SF Retail, 18,000 SF Office & Parking
  • Status: Permitting
  • Location: 701 7TH AVE S

For more on Paseo South Gulch click on the banner below.

Modera Gulch

Modera Gulch is a luxe mixed-use community in The Gulch neighborhood. Modera Gulch will offer 378 studio, one, two, and three-bedroom apartment homes with den layouts available. The community also features 17,850 square feet of ground-floor retail space. First move-ins are anticipated for late 2022.

Community amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, rooftop deck, barbecue area with picnic tables, clubhouse, game room, cybercafé, conference room, coffee bar, rooftop dog park, and a pet spa. Here’s the quick rundown:

Development Rundown

  • What’s Now: Parking Lot
  • What’s Next: Multi-Family Development
  • Developer: Mill Creek Residential
  • Architect: Cooper Carry
  • Capacity: 376 Apartments, 592 Parking Spaces
  • Status: Under construction
  • Location: 810 Division Street (Map Link)

Here are few building massing diagrams for Modera Gulch.

Aspire Gulch

Alternating setback balconies at Aspire Gulch create a striking checkerboard effect at the 10-story multifamily development.  Aspire Gulch will offer 360 apartments ranging from studios to three-bedroom units and several lofts.

Amenities include a dog park, fitness center, elevated pool on the 8th and 9th floors, an outdoor terrace, aqua lounge, & on-premises bike shop. The development also takes into consideration Nashville’s central role in the music industry by providing a soundproof jam room.  Here’s the quick rundown:

Development Rundown

  • What’s Now: RJ Young (Light Industrial)
  • What’s Next: Multi-Family Development
  • Developer: Dinerstein Cos
  • Architect: Niles Bolton Associates
  • Capacity 360 Apartments 529 Parking Spaces
  • Status: Under Construction
  • Location: 809 Division Street ( Map Link)

Harlow Nashville Gulch

The Harlow aims to offer hotel-inspired conveniences from the comfort of your own home. The boutique residences offer thoughtful details and curated touches. Some of the amenities include a cardio and flex studio with Echelon Bikes and Mirror Gym, Co-Working Lounge and conference room for work meetings, as well as fire pit & outdoor grilling areas.  Here is the quick rundown:

Development Rundown

  • What’s Now: Habitat for Humanity ReStore (Light Industrial)
  • What’s Next: Multi-Family Development
  • Developer: Greystar
  • Capacity 300 Apartments 411 Parking Spaces
  • Status: Leasing
  • Location: 908 Division Street (Map Link)

909 Division Street

909 Division street is an office & residential mixed-use development which takes full advantage of its parcel. The development proposes substantial residential amenities which include a spacious fitness center and pool deck with hot tub, multiple outdoor eating areas with fire pits, game room, listing room with stage, co working space, as well as other lounges. Here is the quick rundown:

Development Rundown

  • What’s Now: A+ Storage
  • What’s Next: Mixed-Use Development
  • Developer: LG Development Group
  • Architect: Norr
  • Capacity: 342 Apartments, 215,000 sf office space & 860 parking spaces
  • Status: Pending
  • Location: 909 Division Street (Map Link)

12th & Division

Development Rundown

  • What’s Now: Parking Lot
  • What’s Next: Mixed-Use Development
  • Developer: Albion Residential
  • Capacity: 345 residences and a 4,900-square-foot space for a restaurant.
  • Status: Pending
  • Location: 701 12th Avenue South (Map Link)
  • Cost: $3 Million Land Deal – Source: Nashville Post

Gulch Union

Gulch Union: Office Space Nashville, TN at 1222 Demonbreun

The next two phases of the Gulch Union initially called for a boutique hotel and luxury residential tower. However, the developer is now proposing a pair of twin, 28-story skyscrapers that would sit atop a shared parking garage. Here is the quick rundown:

Development Rundown

  • What’s Now: Parking Lot
  • What’s Next: Mixed-Use Development
  • Developer: Endeavor Real Estate Group
  • Capacity: Pending
  • Status: Pending
  • Location: 1222 Demonbreun Street (Map Link)

Gulch Central

1100 Broadway At Gulch Central

Designed by Hastings, Gulch Central is comprised of three major development concepts situated between Broadway & Church Street. 1100 Broadway At Gulch Central includes the residential component to the development. The 41-story tower will feature 350 luxury residences complimented by a 750,000 SF office tower. Here is the quick rundown:

Development Rundown

  • What’s Now: Former Tennessean Newspaper HQ
  • What’s Next: Mixed-use Development
  • Developer: Highwoods
  • Architect: Hastings
  • Capacity: 350 residences, 750,000 SF Office, & 22,800 SF Amenity/Retail
  • Status: Pending
  • Location: 1100 Broadway (Map Link)

Gibson Residences

Designed by ESA, The Gibson Residences will replace the former Gibson Guitar property on Church Street. Once completed, The Gibson Residences will further activate the Church Street Viaduct, along with Asurion, Amazon and a popular intersection of the Gulch.

The development will feature 380 one and two-bedroom apartment units. While occupying as much of the city edge conditions as possible, the development activates the unused alley into pedestrian-friendly retail space. Amenities include a fitness center, pool deck, dog park, ample retail space, public parking, and a monument stair to Church Street.

Development Rundown

  • What’s Now: Valley Arts Guitar(Closed)/Parking Lot
  • What’s Next: Mixed-Use Development
  • Developer: Flank Management LP
  • Architect: ESa
  • Capacity: 380 Residential Units, Amenities & Retail
  • Status: Under Construction
  • Location: 1117 Church Street

For more on the Gibson Residences, click on the banner below.

North Gulch

Capital View

Capitol View is planning two more multifamily developments adjacent to Frankie Pierce Park ( Shown with the letter ‘F’in the map above). One of the buildings feature a Merrill Gardens independent living community.  It will offer assisted living and memory care services for its residents.

  • What’s Now: Parking Lot
  • What’s Next: Multi-Family Development
  • Developer: Northwood Ravin
  • Capacity: 330+ Apartments & Senior Housing
  • Status: Pending
  • Location: 612 10th Avenue (Map Link)

Be sure to subscribe for updates on this and other developments in and around Nashville.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: