Author: Robert Looper III

Rendering via ESA Pearl Studios is a new Residential Project located in North Nashville. It is situated minutes from Marathon Village & Capitol View. The Project is located on Pearl Street and bordered by Fisk Street & 17th Ave North. This piece of property in North Nashville is a bit of a hidden gem. Given the low sight lines of adjacent properties, it will offer some incredible views of the new Midtown Skyline. Here is a quick rundown of Pearl Studios: What’s Now: Day CareWhat’s Next: Residential DevelopmentDeveloper: Giarratana LLCCapacity: 107 Apartment, Parking and Amenity SpaceStatus: Under Construction – RG…

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The Nashville Transportation Plan (the Plan) provides the framework for future transportation projects for the region. Although the Plan is intended to be long term, the initial funding strategy for this plan affects a small number of projects. The next two images below are from the Plan and gives a snapshot of initial projects. All things considered; it is still a good step in the right direction towards building a better transportation network. Keep in mind, however, that this post is focused on sidewalks and will address other transit priorities in the coming days. . Navigating the Plan I will…

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The west end of Tennessee State University’s campus (TSU) sits right at the edge of the Nations. TSU is also is bordered by prime riverfront land along the Cumberland river. It’s also important to note that in the Nations, nearly every available parcel has been developed or transferred ownership for future development. That makes for a natural progression of development along the vacant riverfront land. The resurfaced Development is in the early stages of design. However, it appears that the new submission will be residential in lieu of artisan manufacturing per the previous 2018 submission. Some of the artisan manufacturing…

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Renderings Courtesy of 2PA The yet to be named 1501 Herman Street, is the product of a recent land sale by Fisk University. The land, which was previously a vacant lot, will now offer modern luxury apartments. 1501 Herman Street will also serve as a catalyst for an area where the available land consist of underutilized industrial warehouses and railroad tracks. In the early1900’s, Marathon Village was a cluster of buildings that formerly housed Marathon Motor Works along Clinton street. Today, it is a strip of distilleries, music venues, and Nashville-Centric shops frequented by tourist. Although it appears that Marathon…

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Renderings Via Portman/Dynamik New details emerge for a new mixed-use development located in the outfield of the Nashville Sounds Ballpark. The 2.6-acre property site was under-contract by Portman Residential, a Division of Portman Holdings Based in Atlanta last month. Local firm Hawkins Partners submitted a request for overall height modifications to Metro for consideration. The submitted documents provide a glimpse of what the future development could look like. Here is an overall map showing the proximity between the Ballpark Village to the Nashville Sounds Ballpark, Nissan Stadium and Top Golf: The following is a quick rundown of Ballpark Village: Ballpark…

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Conversions from Industrial use to Mixed-Use along Centennial Blvd. are key to the new “Nations Main Street”. ALTA Union will bring a much-needed facelift to the industrial aesthetic as well as some additional public sidewalks and other pedestrian friendly infrastructure. Although there isn’t a major retail component, it will offer amenities such as a pool courtyard, 1,600 sf of rooftop terraces, and 7,500 sf of indoor amenity space. Below is a quick rundown of the ALTA Union development and some construction progress photos. Development Area Maps What’s Now: Industrial LotWhat’s Next: Residential DevelopmentDeveloper: Wood PartnersCapacity: 283 Apartments with AmenitiesStatus: Under…

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View from my Rooftop After a bit of digging I came across a few renderings of the Broadstone Nations development adjacent to the recently completed Stocking 51 Development. This development was previously listed as 4717 Centennial Blvd, and now with a name of Broadstone Nations. Below is a rundown of the Broadstone Nations Mixed-Use Development as well as some updated construction photos. Project: Broadstone Nations What’s Now: Light IndustrialWhat’s Next: Mixed-Use DevelopmentDeveloper: Alliance ResidentialCapacity: 323 Residential Units , Parking Garage & DistilleryStatus: Under ConstructionLocation: 4717 Centennial Blvd. (Map Link)Costs: $10.35 Million Land Deal, Source: Nashville Business Journal. (Renderings Via Urban…

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