The concrete underground parking garage and first two floors of the Main & Clay Apartments have been finished and construction crews have switched to wood construction for the remaining five floors. Located at the northwest corner of East Main Street and Clay Street in Butchertown, the 262-unit project by Nashville-based Bristol Development Group.
The 7-story building will contain studio through three-bedroom units and several townhomes ranging from 550 to 1,800 square feet. Prices are expected to range from $900 to $3,500 for the largest units. On the corner, 2,400 square feet of retail space is planned. The underground garage holds 380 cars. The building covers some 420,000 total square feet.
While digging the pit for the underground garage and building its concrete structure was a slow-and-steady process, now that the bulk of concrete work is complete, the wood construction should rise significantly faster. Expect to see dramatic changes coming at the site this spring.
Nashville’s Smith Gee Studio designed the project, and Alabama-based Doster Construction is building the project. Several one- and two-story warehouses and historic buildings were demolished for the project, but Bristol plans to rebuild some of the old facades into the new building. Another historic townhouse facade was left standing and will be incorporated as an entrance on Washington Street. The approximately $50 million project received $4.4 million in public subsidies in the form of a Tax Increment Financing district.
The Main & Clay project was announced in fall 2014. Following a few back-and-forths during the approval process, demolition at the site got underway in fall 2015 and we last checked in with construction when the site was little more than a giant pit in April 2016. The first tenants are expected to move in later this year.