Massachusetts developer, The RMR Group, has launched the website for its new phased mixed-use district – Station East. The development will transform the current truck stop (TA Travel Center) into a mix of office, hotel, & residential towers activated by more than 225,000 SF of street level retail. Station East is situated on more than 18 acres in the Nashville East Bank and located at the corner of South 1st and Main Streets. The site address is 111 S. 1st Street.
The Metro Government recently released the Envision East Bank Planning Study which details the framework for 100’s of acres surrounding the future Titans Stadium. Station East is located in the future Capital Crossing Subdistrict of the Nashville East Bank.
The East Bank, however, isn’t the only redevelopment effort along the Cumberland. There is a host of new and planned development activity which reinforces Nashville’s top position in the current commercial real estate market. The map below provides a sample of major investments proposed along the Cumberland River.
The initial request to rezone the property from IR (Industrial) to SP (Specific Plan) was approved back in 2020. The plan was approved again in 2021 after it added nearly 2 acres to its collection. The newly released renderings show slight adjustments from the previously approved plan from last year, however, it is more aligned with the urban street grid of the Envision East Bank Planning study.
The SP Zoning allowed for the proposed mixed-uses which also includes permitting for a microbrewery, tasting room, light manufacturing, artisan manufacturing, artisan distillery, theatre, and live work uses. The zoning prohibits both owner-occupied and non-owner-occupied short term rental properties. Here’s the quick rundown:
- What’s Now: Truck Stop
- What’s Next: Mixed-use District
- Developer: The RMR Group
- Architect: Hastings ( Rendering Credits)
- Leasing Broker: Colliers
- Civil: Barge Cauthen
- Engineering: KCI
- Max Allowable Height: 30 Stories
- 1,400 Residential Units
- 600+ Hotel Rooms
- 1.2 Million SF of Office
- 2.88 Acres of Green Space
- 180,000 SF of Terrace Space
The site is subdivided into multiple parcels which are bounded by the CSX Tracks &Main Street to the North & South and Interstate 24 and S. 1st Street to the East and West. The plan transforms the current parking lot into an urban street grid both extending existing streets and adding a new one. The image above was the sight plan approved last year, however, there are slight adjustments which are more aligned with the future East Bank street grid.
The approved site plan shows a new road that intersects the northernmost end of S. 1st Street (soon to be East Bank Blvd). The renderings convey this street as a pedestrian-centric gateway activated with programmable open space with terraced seating areas. It also gives a glimpse into the street level retail activation. The new road appears to end once it intersects with the planned extension of S. 2nd Street. However, the open space continues East towards the interstate with a vibrant multi-use open space that anchors the surrounding towers. The slider image below aligns the new street with the curb cut for context. This will show in more clarity once the final site plan is submitted.
The plans show the northern end of the South 2nd Street extension ending at the Station East development, near the CSX tracks. Traveling South, this street will take you directly to the North and West Gates of the newly planned Titans Stadium. The infrastructure also appears to align with the planning study as well. This segment of road emphasizes the circulation of people and vehicles and continues the retail activation. The slider below also shows the road intersecting the extension of Howerton Street towards the new stadium.
Please visit the Station East website for any questions or inquires using the link here. For previous stories on the new Titans Stadium and the Envision East Bank Planning Study, check out the links below.
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