Planning Commission Breaks Embargo, Approves Music Row Building

1518 16th Ave. S., Nashville, TN

1518 16th Ave. S., Nashville, TN

The Metro Planning Commission has made an exception to its embargo on developments in Nashville’s Music Row area, according to the Nashville Post. In February 2015, the Metro Council was advised to reject, or at least postpone until 2016, requests for rezoning, effectively halting further developments. Metro is working on a design plan for the Music Row area.

However, during last night’s planning meeting, local developers McClain Towery and Elliott Kyle earned the unanimous approval of the planning commission for a $2.5 million, 10,500-square-foot office building project on Music Row’s 16th Ave. S.

Towery purchased the .22 acre lot located at 1518 16th Ave. S. in 2012 for $315,000. The lot beside the former DreamWorks Records building is currently vacant, meaning that no building would need to be torn down in order for construction to begin.

“We’re very excited to have gotten unanimous approval,” said Kyle. “The commission recognized this was a special case, mainly because of the project’s scale, the fact we had MHC approval and that we’re developing a lot that has sat empty for 15 years. It’s a different request from some previous requests.

“The fact that it’s good urban infill resonated with the commission,” he added.

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