The brand of Music Row keeps growing in prominence and its historical value, for many, is worth protecting.
As previously reported, local developers have requested the Metro Nashville Planning Commission rezone an area of Music Row to make way for construction of the proposed 16th Avenue Apartments. The public hearing is scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, February 12.
A petition opposing the rezoning has already collected over 600 signatures since Saturday evening. According to the petition website, Historic Nashville believes the 16th Avenue Apartments would have an adverse impact on the integrity of the historic neighborhood and wants Metro Planning Commission to deny the rezoning request. They also believe the project is contrary to the designation of Music Row as a National Treasure.
The proposed 6-story mixed-use apartment building would contain 135-units, 2 levels of underground parking, commercial space, and a swimming pool. Current zoning allows for 19 dwelling units. The parcels totaling about an acre are near Edgehill Village and located at 1202, 1204, 1206, 1208 and 1212 16th Ave. S., as well as one unnumbered parcel. Four buildings would be torn down to make way for the apartment building. See the buildings here courtesy of Google Maps.
In 2014, another controversial plan was halted, when developers wanted to tear down historic RCA Studio A to make way for condos. The studio was eventually saved from destruction.
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