March 01, 2017

Approval sought for next phase of North Gulch project

The development team overseeing Capitol View will go before the Metro Planning Department Downtown Code Design Review Committee on Thursday, March 2, to request modifications for a proposed 10-story mixed-use building.

The request will include build-to zone, stepbacks, ground-level uses, glazing and parking structure screening standards, according to a document filed with Metro.

Planning Department staff rare recommending approval with conditions.

The building would sit on Capitol View’s Block E, located at the northeast corner of Nelson Merry Street and 11th. The 10-story building is expected to offer 24,000 square feet of ground-floor retail and 300,000 square feet of Class A office space.

The document shows the project could include a hotel but notes “if hotel is not built, parking deck façade will be architecturally treated.” Images show the building both with and without a hotel structure. A hotel building, if constructed, could rise eight floors, according to the document.

Boyle Investment Company, which is co-developing with Northwood Ravin Development the adjacent Block D, reportedly has had discussions with at least one hotel developer for the Block E site. (Read more here.)

Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon will serve as general contractor for the Block E effort. Cooper Carry has created a master plan for the site.

Relatedly, construction began last December on Block D, located at the northeast corner of Charlotte and 11th avenues. The estimated investment for the block is approximately $115 million. That phase will consist of a mixed-use structure with 60,000 square feet of ground floor retail, 40,000 square feet of second floor loft-style offices and 378 residential units.

Located in the North Gulch, Capitol View is home to the HCA tower accommodating the offices of the company’s Sarah Cannon Research Institute and Parallon Business Solutions divisions. A 10-story building to house offices for LifeWay Christian Resources is being constructed, as is Terwilliger Pappas’ apartment building Solis. Northwestern Mutual owns the bulk of the massive site.


Originally Published in the Nashville Post

By Staff Reports