Mainland Companies, a Nashville-based development company, is considering a mixed-use project for Chestnut Hill. This includes a major overhaul of the structure containing the adult entertainment club Pure Gold’s Crazy Horse.
The development could also include a 20-story mixed-use building, according to documents filed with Metro.
The property under development is located near the south end of downtown. In January, two separate trading and ownership groups separated the Mainland from 0 Fourth Ave. S., 914-916 Fourth Ave. S., 300 McCann St., and 914 Third Ave. S., associated with the effort.
Nashville-based Hastings Architecture Associates is responsible for future tower design and adaptive reuse of the unremarkable stucco building that houses Crazy Horse (914 Third).
If approved, the future 20-story building will include street-level retail and about 300 apartments, with updated sidewalks and landscaping along both 4th and McCann streets. .
In addition, Mainland will locate its new headquarters building at the 0 Force Avenue S site, located on the southeast corner of the Forth and McCann T-junctions ( here). The building will be designed in the Quonset Hut style, with work done by Nashville-based Manuel Zeitlin Architects.
Mainland CEO Ken Lalish said the company has presented its plans to Chestnut Hill businesses and property owners. The Metro Board of Zoning Appeals had previously approved a special exception for the Quonset hut building, and on the mainland’s request for a special exception related to the maximum height allowed for the proposed 20-story tower, 10 We will be voting on May 22nd.
The mainland enlisted John Michael of the Franklin-based law firm Thompson-Burton & Co.
Lalish said he hopes Mainland will occupy the future headquarters building from May 2023. The company currently operates in midtown on Demonbrune Street.
Pure Gold’s Crazy Horse will close at the end of the month, he added.
Nearby Mainland, in partnership with Chicago-based Speedwagon Capital Partners, has announced that the team will New Heights District (partially derived from the New Heights Brewery on 6th Avenue South).
“In addition to providing much-needed housing opportunities just south of the downtown core, it will improve the overall cityscape and replace unwanted businesses,” Lalish said of the tower project. As part of the vision, Mainland will be highly desirable for manufacturers, nonprofits, and other neighborhood-specific support users by reusing existing structures and adding character to this burgeoning community. We plan to incorporate the space.”
Relatedly, in May, Mainland sold the property at 914 Third Ave. S. to Charlotte-based Madison Capital Group for $4.5 million. here). MCG has not released details, but a multi-storey self-storage building is planned.
Mainland principals have jointly developed and/or managed over $3 billion in assets, equity issues and loans, including over 35 million square feet of commercial and multifamily space in multiple buildings.