oneC1TY targets spring start for apartment tower
Multi-building project’s first residential structure could rise 15 stories
Published December 17, 2014 by William Williams, Nashville Post.
oneC1TY developer Cambridge Holdings Inc. is targeting a spring start for what will be the multi-structure mixed-used project’s first residential building.
Dallas-based Cambridge created Nashcam LP to undertake the health care and technology focused multi-phased development (stylized as oneC1TY), located at the southwest corner of the intersection of the 28th/31st Avenues Connector and Charlotte Avenue.
Recently, the company submitted to the Metro Planning Department a request for final site plan approval for a 2.81-acre portion of the oneC1TY Specific Plan District (on a segment of property located at 7 City Place and on the west side of 28th Avenue) to permit a 311-unit apartment building. Planning staff is reviewing the submission.
Ryan Doyle, oneC1TY general manager, said the building will rise between 12 and 15 stories, making it one of Nashville’s tallest structures located west of Centennial Park. The specific plan in place for the overall site allows for a 15-floor building.
“We’re still working through the vertical design part of the building,” Doyle said, adding that a detailed rendering could be ready in early January. Dallas-based WDG (see the firm’s work here) is designing the tower.
Of note, Cambridge, which currently has an office building and retail spaces being constructed on the 18.7-acre site, will not bring on a development partner for the residential building.
Doyle said the apartment tower will help Cambridge further foster “a community that will support the health-tech eco-system we’re trying to create and accelerate in Nashville.”
As to the retail component of oneC1TY, Cambridge is using former shipping containers to house the shops (read more here).
Doyle declined to note specific retailers but said the “food and bike culture will be a big part.”
“We continue to work with Metro on permitting each retail tenant so that we can open as soon possible,” he said.
Brentwood-based JE Dunn Construction is the general contractor, with Nashville-based Civil Site Design Group handling engineering and land planning chores.
This recently taken Aerial Innovations photo — with I-440 seen in the upper portion and the connector in the lower left corner — shows a oneC1TY office building under construction.