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800-unit apartment building planned for Germantown

Posted at 5:16 PM, Jan 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-06 20:20:24-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A new project named Modera Germantown is looking to bring an additional 800 apartments to Nashville, re-developing the existing industrial property on Adams Street into a mixed-use community.

Currently, there are plenty of large apartment buildings in Nashville, and to bring the project into perspective, one of the biggest buildings is the Element Music Row, but that only has about 430-units.

The Modera Germantown would be built in two phases according to plans submitted to Metro, with each phase including up to 400-units, as well as more than 10,000 square feet of retail space.

Council member Freddie O'Connell who represents Germantown said that the plans for the development show that Nashville is continuing to grow and has a demand for more housing.

“If we learned anything over the last term, one: affordable housing is a critical need for Nashville, but two: just housing period," O'Connell said, adding that he believes this type of development is one that's positive for Nashville. “This is not tearing down single family and replacing it with something else, it’s basically taking a formerly industrial use and converting it into housing which is actually something Nashville very much needs.”

The property is currently home to Centurion Stone Manufacturing, but it's in an area that already has numerous apartment buildings as well as restaurants.

In plans submitted to Metro, developers say they want to focus on the walkability of the area and the access to the riverfront, creating green spaces for residents to enjoy like a dog park and walking trail.

While this is one of the city's biggest developments in the pipeline, there are many others in the works giving Nashvillians more options for housing than ever before.

The zoning for the property would have to be changed before construction could begin, but developers have plans ready to go if the city give them the go-ahead.