Nashville-based development firm The Mainland Companies is eyeing a mixed-use project for Chestnut Hill — with a major overhaul of the structure home to adult entertainment club Pure Gold’s Crazy Horse included.
According to a document submitted to Metro, the development could also include a 20-story mixed-use building.
The property on which the development will rise is located near downtown’s southern edge. In January and with two separate transactions and ownership groups, Mainland paid a collective approximately $15.3 million for multiple properties, with addresses of 0 Fourth Ave. S., 914-916 Fourth Ave. S., 300 McCann St. and 914 Third Ave. S., related to the effort.
Nashville-based Hastings Architecture Associates is handling the design of the future tower and the adaptive reuse of the non-descript stucco building accommodating Crazy Horse (914 Third).
If approved, the future 20-story building would include street-level retail and approximately 300 apartments, as well as updated sidewalks and landscaping along both Fourth and McCann Street.
In addition, Mainland plans a new headquarters building to be located at the 0 Fourth Ave. S site, which is located at the southeast corner of the T-intersection of Fourth and McCann (see here). That building will be designed in a Quonset hut style, with Nashville-based Manuel Zeitlin Architects handling the job.
Ken Larish, Mainland CEO, says the company has presented its plans to Chestnut Hill business and property owners. The Metro Board of Zoning Appeals previously approved a special exception for the Quonset hut building and will vote on Oct. 22 on Mainland’s request of a special exception related to maximum height allowed for the proposed 20-story tower.
Mainland has enlisted Franklin-based law firm Thompson Burton’s Jon Michael to assist in the effort.
Larish says Mainland hopes to occupy the future headquarters building beginning in May 2023. The company currently operates in Midtown on Demonbreun Street.
Pure Gold’s Crazy Horse will close at the end of the month, he added.
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