The Green Hills neighborhood has seen a development in the works for quite a long time now. This development is a mixed-use project, which started about a year ago. It has been slowly moving forward and the plans now include a groundbreaking for the summer of 2014.
The project from Southern Land Company will provide a 16-story building at Richard Jones and Hillsboro roads. This mixed-use project was originally designed to be a 22-story building, but many community members opposed a building this tall. The Green Hills community members didn't approve the plan for the 22-story building, so the Southern Land Company redesigned the building to make it only 16 stories tall.
This all happened in November of 2013 and now the project is starting to move forward after the reduction in size. The hope is to bring improvements to the Richard Jones and Hillsboro intersection where the building will sit.
The development will include 2654 apartment units, 5,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, 24,000 square feet of office space and a structured parking area. The Well Coffeehouse, The Green Hills Service Center and another office building will be razed to allow the development to take over the space.
Some of the design guidelines given to the project by city planners include eight-food sidewalks, ground-level retail space, crosswalk signals and improvements to the bike lanes in the area. The city is making sure this project helps to improve the Green Hills neighborhood by using these guidelines.
The Southern Land Company will also be working with the Tennessee Department of Transportation and the Metro Public Works Department to address traffic concerns for an already busy area. With all the necessary hoops to jump through, the home is to have a groundbreaking in the summer of 2014 and complete the project by 2015.
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