it’s been a big month in development announcements around the city. bridgestone americas plan to move their corporate offices to a yet-to-be-built 30-story high rise in sobro was probably one of the biggest victories. sandwiched between the river and the country music hall of fame on demonbreun street, the bridgestone tower will be one of the tallest towers in the city.
4 blocks up on 8th & demonbreun, a 35-story jw marriott hotel and a 25-story office building are in the works on a 3.7 acre lot. the project includes 500-600 room hotel rooms and about 400,000 square feet of office space. the hotel will create 650 jobs for downtown and the office space could house upwards of 1,200. they hope to break ground next summer with a late 2017 opening.
next door on the 8th avenue roundabout at 100 clark place, developers plan to break ground any day on nashville’s first westin hotel as well. the 27-story, 452-room tower is also scheduled to be completed by 2017.
a little closer to the river at 418 second street, tony giarratana’s 33-story luxury apartment project is currently being erected. the aptly named sobro will include 342 apartments, 378 parking spaces and 18,000 square feet of street level retail.
lastly, a $75 million 23-story apartment high rise is being proposed at 641 division street, right behind pour house burgers and frugal mcdougal on 8th avenue south. currently, the 1.2 acre lot is home to myers flooring. the crescendo will be 330 apartments, ground level retail, and a garage that will house 600 parking spaces. construction will begin in late spring 2015.
it’s worth noting for comparison purposes, the very visible twelve twelve high rise which is wrapping up construction this week in the gulch is 23 stories. the at&t building downtown, most commonly known as the “batman building,” is 33 stories.