Chartwell Residential is planning a grocery anchored mixed-use development near the convergence of the Sylvan Heights, Sylvan Park, and The Nations neighborhoods. Situated next to the L&L Market on Charlotte Pike, the development will feature 249 residential units and a 42,593 SF grocery store. The site address is 411 39th Avenue North.
The Charlotte Pike corridor is finally starting to heat up with more dense residential development. The proliferation of single-family short-term rentals and expensive single-family homes for sale have been the primary development driver in this desired section of West Nashville. The median home price in the 37209 zip code is roughly $649,000 according to Realtor.com. Continuing that trend as the primary development type has the potential to pinch housing availability even more, especially in the event of another population spike.
The proposed mixed-use project is located between two ongoing projects, one by local developer CA south and the other by PDG. These projects will add much needed missing middle housing which is located along a transit corridor and only minutes to Midtown & Downtown Nashville. The map below provides a snapshot of projects along the Charlotte Pike corridor for context.
The property was previously slated for a Publix under a different developer and architect. The new plans did not specify a grocery operator; however, the conceptual signage branding would suggest it is still a Publix. CityNowNext did not reach out to confirm the operator, as it will eventually be revealed through project progression.
A request has been submitted to rezone the property from IR to SP zoning for the collection of properties. Additional controlling documents include:
- District 24 Guide
- Charlotte Avenue Corridor Study
- Nashville Corridor Design Overlay
- Community Character Manual
- Nashville Metro Zoning Code
- Charlotte Ave. Corridor Study
Once approved, the request will permit the mixed-use development, on the 2.7 acres site. The request was made by Thomas & Hutton on behalf of the property owners. Here’s the quick rundown:
Charlotte Pike Mixed Use
411 39th Avenue North
|What’s Now:||Commercial Buildings / Car lot|
|What’s Next:||Mixed-use Development|
|Civil:||Thomas & Hutton|
|Retail:||42,593 SF grocery|
|Bike Parking:||50 Bike 25% Public|
The Publix at Capital View located in the Gulch was one of the first small format concepts for a big box retailer Downtown. Developed by Boyle, the concept proved successful as it boosted the walkability of the area and contributed to reduced car trips for nearby residents. Given the success of that location, the proposed Charlotte Pike store should complement the surrounding retail and residential context creating another walkable destination as well as another grocery option for the neighborhood.
In terms of size, this store would be considered a traditionally sized store, just on the smaller side of that range. For context, the Kroger at Green Hills is +/- 57,600 SF, the new Publix on 8 South is +/- 39,600 SF, and the proposed grocery store on Charlotte Pike comes in at approximately 43,500 SF. For Publix, if it becomes the selected operator, traditional stores range in size from 40,000- to 60,000 SF .
The overall project occupies the full city block and is bordered by Charlotte Pike & Alabama Ave on the North and South and 39th & 40th Avenue N to the East and West. In addition to the grocery retail, the project also includes two outdoor rooftop amenities, one of which includes a pool deck.
The entrance to the grocery store and residential lobby are proposed on Charlotte Pike. The lobby area features a large double height glass wall and is located closest to 40th Ave N. The entrance into the grocery store is located next to the building lobby. The remainder of the street is occupied by residences with stoops that get you to the public sidewalk.
The window wall of the building lobby wraps and continues along a portion of 40th Ave N. Like Charlotte Pike, the remainder of the street is occupied by residences with stoops that get you to the public sidewalk.
The ground floor of Alabama Avenue primarily consists of access into the parking deck. The grocery parking is closest to 40th Ave while the residents parking is located on 39th Ave. The loading area for the grocery store is also located near 39th Ave, closest to L&L Market. There is no street activation along 39th Ave N.
Overall site improvements include new sidewalks which range in size from 5 to 10 feet with landscape buffers, new bike lane striping on 40th Ave with a 2-foot traffic buffer, public bike racks, 2-stall ride-share parking on 40th Ave, new bio retention ponds, and tree buffer.
The project is scheduled for the 6/8/2023 Metro Planning Agenda.
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