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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Proposed Sylvan Heights Redevelopment Along 40th & Charlotte Takes Shape

At a community meeting on Wednesday night (September 18th) at Park Elementary School, H.G. Hill Realty Company presented its plan for redevelopment in Sylvan Heights (hit "read more" on this post to see all the renderings). You've probably heard rumblings of the plan, but Wednesday was the first time that community members got a chance to see sample pictures of the mixed use space, as well as hear from H.G. Hill. Here's what you need to know about the current proposal:
  • The space goes from 40th Ave., along Charlotte, to the railroad tracks and then back into Sylvan Heights until the alley before Nevada
  • 14 single family homes (number of bedrooms yet to be decided)
  • 13 town homes (these will be two stories and face 40th)
    • There will be on street parking, as well as garage access for these homes
  • 260 apartments (mix of bedrooms)
  • More than 500 parking spaces
    • This includes a four-story above ground parking structure, with 383 spaces
    • This also includes parking directly behind the retail area
  • 15,000 square feet of mixed-use retail space along Charlotte
    • A 4,000 square foot space, with proposed outdoor dining along Charlotte
    • An 11,000 square foot space with nine apartments upstairs (H.G. Hill said this would be similar to the apartments in Hillsboro Village above the shops by Pancake Pantry
  • There will be two added green spaces, and there was discussion over possibly adding a Nashville B-Cycle station 
  • There will be a special driveway off of Charlotte to get into the retail/restaurant space to avoid a lot of extra traffic along 40th and through the neighborhood (there is a traffic light at this proposed entrance already)
Jimmy Granbery with H.G. Hill referred to this proposed development as a "district," as opposed to an isolated site in Sylvan Heights. So far, H.G. Hill has not done a traffic study, because this is still very preliminary, but that is something they said they will do. The architecture firm talked about keeping the style of the homes and town homes similar to those already in the neighborhood, without being too repetitious.

Possible timeline for the redevelopment project:
  • November public hearing in front of the planning commissioner
  • If planning commission approves, then a January public hearing in front of the Metro Council
    • The Metro Council must have three readings before it can be approved
  • H.G. Hill says at its earliest, construction could begin spring or early summer of 2014, with an estimated completion of the project by 2016
Here are the renderings:

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