Conceptual plans have been submitted for 133 KVB, a pair of 49-story towers in Downtown Nashville. Located in the bourgeoning SouthBank district, the Tishman Speyer developed project will include a mix of apartment, condo, and hotel uses above street level retail and a public park. The site takes up the full city block and is bordered by 5 adjacent streets. The project is located at 133 Korean Veterans Boulevard (KVB).
This project will serve as a transition from the established entertainment and central business district and will join the growing list of high-rise developments within the up-and-coming SouthBank district. Collectively they represent 9 new publicly announced towers which feature new retail plazas and public open spaces. This investment in public open space and street level activation will transform some of the neighborhood’s previously underutilized building sites into a vibrant Downtown Neighborhood. The map below provides a sample of adjacent projects for context.
The conceptual plans present two modification requests which address building setbacks and active uses along the ground floor. The project is also seeking bonus height to achieve the proposed 49-stories. The bonus height is proposed using LEED Gold, proving underground parking, and the public park. The site currently allows 30-stories by-right with unlimited bonus height according to the plans. Here’s the quick rundown:
133 Korean Veterans Blvd
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The conceptual plans did not include developed renderings; however, with Hastings as the architect, the aesthetic will likely result in a landmark design that will anchor this prominent location. According to the plans the design approach for this development will be approached in three parts: the North Tower along KVB, the South Tower on Peabody Street, and the base that unifies the development as one cohesive vision. While each part will share the same quality of architecture, the specific aesthetic design principles for each part will differ.
Overall, the project has 6 levels of underground parking up to the street level of Peabody Street (as KVB is at a lower elevation). The podium base sits above the parking deck and rises 4 levels on KVB and 2 levels along Peabody Street. Both include higher ceilings on the street level. The two 49-story towers are situated above the base.
Primary uses of the Tower along KVB include hotel and restaurants. The aesthetic of the building will aim to create a “dynamic relationship between visitor and resident, creating a more vibrant, unique tower expression to the Nashville skyline”.
The Tower along Peabody Street is proposed as a mixed-use multifamily building. According to the plans, the Peabody Tower will, ” be its own unique expression based on an elevated approach to massing and facade materials, as well as scale and patterning reflective of its primary use as a vertical, multi-family residential community”.
The base will unify the overall design aesthetic and create different experiences using signage for retail and restaurants, building lobbies, and etc. The project has a public park with an aligned pedestrian flow from two other proposed tower developments. The public park will also serve as a retail plaza along a portion of Hermitage and 1st Avenue South on the east face of the property.
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