NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A major development is underway at the gateway of downtown in the Gulch.
Gulch Union will occupy a full block between 12th and 13th Avenues and McGavock and Demonbreun Streets.
“It’s a full city block that’s being transformed into a place where people are going to live, work, and stay,” Jenna Muller of Cushman & Wakefield told News 2.
Right now, you can see phase one is under construction, which will be a 20-story office tower branded 1222 Demonbreun.
Muller says crews will eventually knock down Hot Box Fitness and the office building beside Adele’s and across from Whiskey Kitchen transforming the area.
“For many years it’s been low-rise buildings that really haven’t had a very active feel, but I think Gulch Union is really going to change that to create a very walkable, connective community.”
Once phase one is complete work will begin on a boutique hotel, residential tower, shops, and restaurants.
“It’s all going to be connected by a lushly, landscaped, elevated podium that’s going to serve as an amenity to the entire project and there’s really nothing else like it in Nashville,” Muller explained.
She says there’s been a high interest in the location.
“We’ve had a lot of interest from a very diverse mix of tenants; from professional service firms to more creative and tech type companies so it’s been a wide spectrum of local groups and of groups looking across the country.”
Muller points to the amenity floor of the office tower as one of the draws.
“It will include 9th-floor amenities exclusive to tenants of the building. It’s going to have an indoor-outdoor sky lounge that overlooks downtown, 50 person training room, a fitness center with showers and lockers, and then a micro market that’s just going to serve tenants around the clock with whatever they need so it’s really designed to meet the needs of today’s modern workforce,” said Muller.
She adds that the location is one that’s hard to beat.
“This is really the gateway to downtown. It’s a highly visible location, you know it’s visible from the highway and you just have access of all the amenities to the gulch, downtown and easy access to the highway so it’s arguably the best location in Nashville.”
The first phase of Gulch Union is scheduled to be ready for tenants by April 2020.
Two cranes are on the project to keep to a tight deadline.
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