Plans have been submitted for a new timber frame mixed-use development named Rise East Nashville. Developed by Rise investors, the 2-phase project includes a mix of residential and office uses above an expansive open air retail plaza. The project is located at 800 Main Street.
The project joins a growing list of recent developments along Main Street, although most have been residential-scale hotel projects. Rise will introduce transformative architecture defined by its timber frame exoskeletal roof frame which is complemented by brick structures with radial edges. The project is slated for MDHA design committee review. Here’s the quick rundown:
Rise East Nashville
800 Main Street
|What’s Now:||Parking Lot / Office|
|What’s Next:||Mixed-use development|
|Architect:||AW2 / Studios Architecture|
|Civil:||Barge Civil Associates|
|Parking:||316 Parking Spaces|
The project is divided into two phases; phase 1 includes Buildings 1A and Building 1B. Building 1A is the shortest of the three and located closest to N 8th Avenue. Phase 2 includes Building 2. From Main Street, the buildings will rise 4, 7, and 10-stories tall respectively. Buildings fronting Woodland Street directly will only rise 2 stories.
The buildings fronting Main Street consist of double height retail space with residential units above. On Woodlawn Street, Building 1A has residential units on the ground floor and office space on level 2. Building 1B has office space on both levels. Building 2 does not front Woodland Street.
The two open air plazas are located between the 3 buildings and includes more than 50,000 SF of retail space across the three buildings. Targeted retail uses include restaurant, food and beverage, services, and soft goods retail. The two plazas also include public courtyards.
The pedestrian centric plazas have two points of access on Main Street, one on Woodland Street and another on the far east side of the property. The courtyard between buildings 1A & 1B also serves as a pedestrian alley to Woodland Street. The pedestrian alley includes a monument stair and an ADA elevator to compensate for the elevation difference between the two streets.
Site improvements include new landscaping throughout the development, tree canopy, terraced lawns, overlook garden, courtyard platforms, new sidewalks, and grass strips.
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