City Development has updated its plans for the Foster Street Mixed-use development. The amended plan includes 745,245 SF of mixed-uses which includes residential, hotel, creative office, retail, and restaurant space. The development also will undertake the adaptive reuse of the existing warehouse on the site as well as major infrastructure improvements. The project is located at 516 Foster Street.
Although the overall square footage has increased, the scope of the project essentially remains the same. The most significant increases are attributed to the square footage of the multifamily building (no change in unit count), food and beverage, and hotel uses. The creative office space, general mixed-uses, and number of seats in the event space saw decreases.
A request has been submitted to amend the currently approved Specific Plan. Once approved, it will permit the proposed modifications for the mixed-use development on the 9.51-acre site. The request was made by Barge Civil Associates on behalf of the property owners. Here’s the quick rundown:
Foster Street Mixed Use
516 Foster Street
|What’s Now:||Vacant Warehouses|
|What’s Next:||Mixed-use development|
|Architect:||Manuel Zeitlin Architects / EOA|
|Civil:||Barge Civil Associates|
|Creative Office:||72,610 SF|
|Event Space:||600 Seats|
The overall project is divided into 4 phases. Phase 1 primarily consists of the adaptive reuse of the existing warehouse and relocation of a separate warehouse structure. The adaptive reuse of the warehouse will also accommodate a 7-story 160 room boutique hotel in a future phase. The warehouse will feature a 600-seat event space (reduced from 800 in the previous plan), restaurant, retail, and creative office space. The relocated warehouse structure will house a proposed 2,400 SF food and beverage commercial space.
Proposed site improvements includes the extension of Marina Street over the railroad tracks and a vehicular ramp onto the property. Access to the bridge was made possible by property owned by MDHA in a previously approved agreement as well as a preliminary agreement with CSX to span the tracks.
Phase 2 consists of a 12-story (max) mixed use building which includes 245 residences within 7-stories and a 5-level (max) parking structure. It also includes retail and restaurant space.
Phase 3 consists of an 11-story (max) mixed use building which includes 245 residences within 6-stories and a 5-level (max) parking structure. It also includes 16,610 SF of creative office space.Phase 4 includes 4,000 SF of mixed-use.
Overall, the project looks to create a vibrant pedestrian centric mixed-use district aimed at reducing the number of car trips. The site includes new active plazas with bike parking, walking paths, dog park and ride-share zone. The plans also note that the existing pedestrian bridge will be refurbished and potentially extended over Ellington Parkway. It’s important to note that the proposed roadway and pedestrian bridge extensions require TDOT approval.
The project is slated for the 5/11/2023 Metro Planning Agenda.
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