Nashville is bringing it...and in a big way! Thanks in part to Terrazzo. When I think Nashville, I think old school honky tonk. But man times have changed. Nashville is one of the hottest growth cities in the country. Bill Barkley, president of the Tennesse Division of Crosland Development, is working hard to change perceptions by bringing cool, swanky, modern living to downtown Nashville. Terrazzo is definitely a big part of that!
Set in The Gulch, Nashville's premier urban neighborhood, Terrazzo will offer residents tons of environmentally friendly space with tremendous skyline views of downtown. Terrazzo is designed as a mixed-use development with 109 condos built on top of shops, restaurants and offices. It has been pre-certified as a LEED-Silver building...but could get a Gold rating when it is completed. Close to downtown, proximity is key to enjoying the Music City. Terrazzo isn't short on green features either. Check it out:
- Natural daylight and views of the city
- Low VOC paints, sealants and adhesives
- Lighting and mechanical systems designed for optimized efficiency
- Energy Star appliances
- 40% reduced water consumption (low flow fixtures and dual flush toilets)
- Recycling stations
- Green housekeeping (non-toxic products and cleaners)
- Stormwater management
- Reduced heat island effect via green vegetated rooftop terraces
- Urban location (walking distance to public transportation, dining, shopping, etc.)
- Recycled materials used in construction
- Recycling building materials after construction (over 50%)
- Using construction materials obtained from local and regional outfits
Units range from 1 bedrooms (900 square feet) to 2-story, 4-bedroom penthouses (3,400 square feet). Prices start out at $305,000 and top off at a cool $1.6 mil. Some of the penthouses have ceilings that are 24 feet tall. Cool thing: 30 different floor plans to choose from. From a real estate perspective, Nashville might not be a bad place to invest some extra cash...especially in a green building downtown. Its a medium to large size city but seems to maintain a small city vibe. The music scene is huge and there are all sorts of tech and health-care companies making their way to Tennessee. If job growth maintains over the long haul, might not be a bad investment.