In the seven months since our last update, progress has been moving steadily at the site of 222 2nd Ave S in downtown Nashville, where the Gresham Smith and Partners-designed, Hines-built, 25-storey office tower is now well underway. After topping off the attached parking garage in December, progress on the main tower has been swift. The soon-to-be 390,000-square-foot office block is now just over halfway to the top, and the structure will be a welcome addition to the local skyline upon its completion later this year. 

222 2nd Ave S, as seen in December, 2016, image by Forum contributor MidTenn1

222 2nd Ave S will bring a total of 361,000 square feet of Class A office space online in the heart of downtown Nashville. The bulk of the tower will rest upon a 10-storey 1,000-stall parking garage, in an arrangement that pairs urban density with a suburban car-centric mentality that the city has yet to shake. Located across from the vibrant Nashville Riverfront, and within close proximity to many of the city's most celebrated live music venues, 222 2nd Ave S will replace a longstanding parking lot.

222 2nd Ave S (left), as seen from Riverfront Park, image via Hines

Part of the up-and-coming SoBro neighbourhood, 222 2nd Ave S will be built adjacent to the aforementioned Riverfront Park, home to the Ascend Ampitheatre (viewed above). The glass tower will become part of an ever-changing skyline, as Nashville today is becoming known as an emerging tech hub, its status as Music City being enriched by a plethora of other uses and identities. 

222 2nd Ave S, ground floor retail, image via Hines

Once complete, 222 2nd Ave S will meet the street with a large 25,000-square-foot retail plaza. Along with adding a great deal of urban vibrancy and pedestrian traffic to the previously quiet stretch of 2nd Avenue S, it will come with various dining, shopping, and entertainment options. The addition of a planned 12th storey observation deck and rooftop lounge could attract office workers and patrons alike to the development, with the view of the Cumberland River and surrounding skyline to be a major draw. Set for completion in late 2017, the new tower will bring with it hundreds of professionals and others to the area.

12th floor rooftop observation deck and lounge, image via Hines

SkyriseCities will be sure to return to this project as progress continues. For more information, check out the associated Database file and Forum thread, and as always, feel free to join the conversation in the comments section below.

Related Companies:  Gresham, Smith and Partners, Hines