A big-box grocery store is headed to Charlotte Avenue.
Franklin-based Chartwell Residential is planning a grocery-anchored mixed-use development on the major corridor, located between Sylvan Heights and The Nations.
The proposed six-story building, which sits across the street from the L&L Market, will offer a 41,950-square-foot grocery store, as well as 249 residential units, according to document submitted to the Metro Planning Department.
Another local development firm had previously planned a Publix grocery store for the site. Last year, the Business Journal reported CHM Development was under contract for the 2.82-acre site, located at 3906 Charlotte Ave.
Chartwell Residential’s plans do not specify which grocery chain, but the style of the signage included in renderings suggests it will still be a Publix.
Chartwell Residential has not yet acquired the West Nashville site. Nashville resident Richard Ragan owns the site which he bought in 1987 for $54,500, according to Metro records.
Chartwell could not immediately be reached for comment on Monday.
The apartment portion of the project, dubbed “Charlotte Pike Mixed-Use” on permit applications, will feature one- and two-bedroom units and nearly 6,000 square feet of amenity space which includes a rooftop pool, pavilion and a courtyard.
Other project details include a dog park, boardwalk and separate parking garages for residents and customers.
Nashville-based engineering firm Thomas & Hutton and Atlanta-based architecture firm Cooper Carry are involved in the project, according to Metro records.
Construction for the project is anticipated to begin next summer, and the project is expected to be complete by fall 2025, according to the filings.
The Charlotte Avenue corridor has become a major magnet for developers and investors. Chartwell’s mixed-use project is located between two ongoing apartment projects led by Nashville-based CA South and Dallas-based Price Development Group.
The development firm has filed a request to rezone the property. The project will go before the Metro Planning Department for approval on Dec. 14.
By Sophia Young – Reporter, Nashville Business Journal
Nov 27, 2023