The site where Nashville’s Main Library sits has a storied history. Located in the heart of downtown, the city block was once home to Nashville’s original synagogue before the Church Street Center, a shopping mall frequented by suburban residents in their Sunday best, opened in 1990. Built before its time, the mall was demolished but the parking garage stayed, and the site became home to Nashville’s current public library in 2001.
To keep pace with Music City’s booming population growth and tourism demands, Metro Nashville and the Nashville Downtown Partnership called on Gresham Smith to expand parking at the library. Working with Centric Architecture, HWA Parking and Messer Construction, our team designed a three-story vertical expansion to the existing garage, adding 350 additional parking spaces for the growing city.
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