The ‘Meridian Mixed-use Project’ is a newly proposed development bounded by Dickerson Pike & Meridian Street in East Nashville. Additionally, it will serve as a signature gateway development onto the Dickerson Pike Multimodal corridor.
A request was recently filed to rezone the property from RM20 (Medium-high density residential) to SP Zoning for the properties located in the McFerrin Park neighborhood. Once approved, the rezoning would permit a mixed-use development on the 14.52-acre site. The request was filed by Hastings Architecture, on behalf of Riverchase Holdings LP, the owner. Here’s the quick rundown:
- What’s Now: Riverchase Apartments
- What’s Next: Mixed-Use Development
- Developer: CREA
- Architect: Hastings
- Landscape: Hawkins Partners
- Civil: Barge Cauthen & Associates
- Engineering: KCI Technologies
- Location: 301 North 2nd Street
- Nashville Council District: 5
- 1,150 Max Units
- Bike Parking Within 50 Feet Of Building Entrances
- Site A – Max 3 Floors with Surface Parking
- Site B – Max 6 Floors with Surface Parking
- Site C – Max 6 Floors with Parking Deck
- Site D – Max 6 Floors with Parking Deck
- Site E – Max 10 Floors with Parking Deck
- Site F – Max 4 Floors with Surface Parking
Overall, the site plan calls for multiple buildings on 6 development sites (sites A-E in the Development Rundown). Each of the buildings heights vary depending on the direction it faces and has articulating facades. Buildings heighs facing the residential homes vary from 3-4 floors with stepbacks where required for higher floors. The building heights facing Dickerson Pike and Meridian Street range from 3-10 floors. The highest elevation is proposed at the intersection Dickerson & Meridian which would serve as the gateway onto Dickerson Pike.
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The site plan includes an option to connect Berry Street and would aid in calming traffic coming off the interstate. As shown in the image above, the Berry Street connection would also result in a more pedestrian friendly open space. The SP also includes an engagement process with the surrounding neighborhood and District 5 Council Member. The engagement process would identify and install appropriate traffic calming measures in the area bounded by the following roads:
- Cleveland Street
- Dickerson Pike
- Ellington Parkway
- Spring Street
The cost to the applicant to install the traffic calming measures shall not exceed $60,000 to NDOT-approved traffic calming measures and $40,000 for MPNA-approved community improvements.
The site plan proposes ample open space, landscape, and hardscape improvements. The open space includes a combination of both public and private open space. Public open space is primarily on the street level and involves the plaza, pocket park, another green spaces. Private open spaces are primarily elevated on rooftops. The image above also shows the potential open space with the Berry Street connection.
The development is scheduled for the 11/18/2021 MPC Agenda.
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