A Nashville-based investment group, Cottage Partners, has presented a proposal to redevelop the 126South church site into a modern mixed-use space. The group has now presented neighbors a proposal with eight buildings offering retail, restaurant, office, and garage parking spaces. The property is owned by Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church but would be acquired by the Nashville Partnership group should the proposal and deal go through.
At a recent meeting with local business, owners, authorities and neighbors, an array of images and plans for the proposed development were presented. McDevitt, development company with a Nashville will manage the development along-side the locally based Pfeffer Torode for the design work. McDevitt is a respected company and also has offices in Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C.
Cottage Partners are excited for the progress and has stated; “We’ve been working on this for three years and the neighborhood feedback has been helpful,” Some highlights of the redevelopment would include public art, green buffers and native trees, wide sidewalk areas, and three pedestrian openings into the courtyard area. The developers maintain that the restaurants and retail stores would be local businesses as opposed to chain offerings.