March 09, 2017 | Nashville, Tenn. | Projects
Gresham, Smith and Partners announces the completion of a new 16-story office tower at 1100 Charlotte Avenue in downtown Nashville. The project is the first component and anchor of the 32-acre Capitol View development, housing HCA subsidiaries Parallon, Sarah Cannon and HealthTrust. Within the tower is 430,000-square feet of office space, shared dining and conference space, 30,000-square-feet of retail lease space and a 1,900-car garage to support the new urban development.
“1100 Charlotte Avenue provides an exciting new space for HCA and an iconic element to one of the major gateways into downtown Nashville,” said Jeff Kuhnhenn, senior architect at Gresham, Smith and Partners. “Our team embraced the opportunity to transform real estate that had been unoccupied for years into a dense, vibrant mixed-use development. The project introduces 1,500 HCA employees into downtown, increasing the city’s urban footprint and feeding the downtown economic engine. We worked hard to activate the streetscape with ground-floor retail, patio dining and wide sidewalks as well as connect the tower with the larger Capitol View development, which will be a dynamic community blending corporate culture with urban conveniences, amenities and entertainment.”
“The completion of 1100 Charlotte Avenue is a significant milestone for the Capitol View development,” commented Jeff Haynes, partner at Boyle Investment Company. “It places one of the nation’s largest healthcare providers at the heart of Nashville’s newest downtown district. These offices are in a connected neighborhood that includes many amenities within walking distance, which supports healthier lifestyles and makes a substantial positive impact on quality-of-life for employees and other downtown residents and visitors. GS&P’s design sets the stage for success as Capitol View continues to grow.”
By including below-grade parking and numerous sustainable elements, GS&P was able to maximize the project’s height through the city’s bonus height program. Additionally, the design team developed parking solutions that meet requirements for dense developments without destroying the sense of an urban neighborhood. Part of the parking garage is concealed through the strategic location of retail space and an HCA conference center. GS&P also collaborated with FEMA to implement a strategy addressing the site’s long history of periodic flooding. The project is targeted to achieve LEED Silver certification.