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The Flats at Taylor Place Wins Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Award

(NASHVILLE, October 15, 2015) SWH Residential Partners received a Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Award from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) for the development known as The Flats at Taylor Place in Nashville, Tennessee. The 14 acre mixed-use development was honored in the category of Best Low-Rise Apartment Community (non-garden, 5 stories). The redevelopment involved the remainder of the Werthan Packaging property, a 100-year old industrial site in Germantown area of Nashville.

The project includes a 4-story, 282-unit apartment building with garage and approximately 16,000 sq. ft. of commercial space. Additional residential and commercial features are planned for future phases.

The Werthan property has a long, storied history. The property, bordering the northern edge of downtown, once served as a bag-printing facility founded in 1908. The design team wanted to stay true to this historic character while serving the exploding urban migration and growth to the Salemtown and Germantown areas. The design revamps a mid-century style warehouse into an attractive mixed-use destination.

Littlejohn was proud to have worked on this award-winning project. Littlejohn teamed with SWH Residential Partners (Developer), R.C. Mathews (General Contractor) and Smith Gee Studios (Architect & Interior Design) to provide civil engineering design for this exciting project. Services included infrastructure extensions of utilities, grading and drainage, stormwater quality, and preparation and submittal of various local and state permit applications. Estimated construction cost was $29 million.

Given the history of the site, there were several unique challenges from a civil design perspective. First, the property has approximately 35 feet of topographic from the northwestern corner to the eastern boundary. This condition challenged the team in providing vehicular and ADA accessible connections to both Hume Street and 5th Avenue. Second, the site had a low area that behaved like a sinkhole. Site remediation was required for both the driveway and building foundations. Last, the most unique condition was an existing 54” public combined sewer line that ran through the property. This brick line has been in place for over a century and actually crosses under one of the existing buildings that remains on the Werthan property. Coordination between the architect and civil engineer was critical to ensure that the proposed building did not encroach upon this existing combined sewer line.

NAHB's annual Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards showcases creative and innovative developments in the apartment and condominium market. All winners in the development category are nominated for the top prize: the Best Multifamily Community of the Year Award

To see the full online award ceremony, visit the link here.

 Flats at Taylor Place

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