The start of construction of a high-end edition boutique hotel planned for the northern gorge has made a step forward with the application for a foundation permit.

The Metro Codes Department document indicates the hotel that is located in 1101 Grundystr., offers 282 rooms in a 17-story building (pictured).

In July 2019, Marriott, Ian Schrager Co. and the New York-based development company Flank announced details of the planned luxury hotel, although the work was later apparently put on hold due to the pandemic.

Edition, a global brand of Marriott International Inc., was founded by entrepreneur, hotelier and former Studio 54 co-founder Ian Schrager. According to a publication from 2019, the edition (stylized as “EDITION”) will offer five dining options: a restaurant, a lobby bar, a pool bar, a roof terrace with a bar and terrace, and an event location.

The hotel will also have a wellness floor with spa, a fitness center and an outdoor pool. In the basement, the building will include an 8,900 square meter food hall. The publication does not record the average price for a room.

Marriott offers an edition portfolio of nine operational hotels and 15 in development. Many of the hotels have been awarded five stars.

The building was originally planned to have 20 floors, but will now have 17 floors.

The Nashville-based architecture firm ESa is part of Flank’s team. For the project, Flank purchased various parcels (which have yet to be consolidated according to the permit) for $ 4.75 million in November 2018, according to Metro records.

West End corridor plan split for 320 residential units

Details continue to emerge for the Brentwood-based tower GBT Realty is planning to divide Elliston Place and West End Avenue.

Recently, the Post reported, citing a document filed with the Metro Planning Department, that the future skyscraper will have 27 stories – potentially making it an iconic structure for the city’s West End corridor.

According to a traffic study that GBT shared with Metro officials, the proposed building will include approximately 320 apartment buildings, 31,500 square feet of retail space, and restaurant space of 7,500 square feet and 5,540 square feet, respectively.

A recent document filed with the Metro Planning Department shows that Nashville’s Gresham Smith will design the future tower. The main address is 2416 West End Ave.

The Art Deco building at this address – sometimes called the Firestone Building – is home to a Smoothie King and was formerly the home of a Rite Aid. GBT paid $ 8.1 million for the property last December. The company’s proposed project will also include the properties of Rotier’s (which will be closed), Emma’s Flowers and Gifts (which will be closed) and the Greek Café & Taverna Gyros Kitchen. GBT has these lots under contract, which together extend over 0.87 acres.

The document states that if the metro agrees, the tower could reach 370 feet, a height that would make it the tallest building in Nashville west of 21st Avenue. For comparison: the Gothic college skyscraper on the Vanderbilt University campus nearing completion stands about 100 meters high.

The future project, as GBT envisions, would include a small green space on the Split, some underground parking and vehicle access via a new two-way road that connects Elliston and West End on the east side of the footprint.

GBT will go to the Metro Planning Commission in July to apply for specific zoning for the land currently designated as a commercial park. The property is located in District 21 owned by Metro Councilmember Brandon Taylor.