The Chelsea, 12 South Nashville

A street view of the Chelsea Building, a modern living and working space, in 12South Nashville
  • 79-unit multifamily
  • 18 unit configurations
  • 1,800 square feet of retail space
  • 4-story wood frame structure
  • 2-story post-tension parking garage with podium

Developer: Mainland Companies

Architect: Manuel Zeitlin Architects, LLC

Contractor: Crain Construction

The Chelsea: Creating Community Art with 3,092 Pieces of Lap Siding

Crain Construction helped expedite this design/build project from the time the contract was signed to the completion of construction.

During preconstruction our team looked at constructability and any issues that might impact the urban multifamily development’s cost or schedule. We brought the design team and subs together to find solutions and give the client the finished structure that met their goals. We also phased permits to keep the project moving.

With only 25 feet separating the face of the building and the roadway, construction of this development required careful coordination with suppliers, subs and local codes officials.

Project highlights:

  • Tight urban site bordered by residential on three sides, a public alley and a major thoroughfare.
  • Tailored worksite schedules and noise mitigation used to be respectful to neighbors and area workers.
  • Creative nighttime and off-peak traffic hour lane closures.
  • All sidewalks around the parameter remained open to pedestrians during construction.
  • Exterior football field-size custom mural designed by local artist is comprised of 3,092 pieces of Hardie lap siding and is public art reflecting the evolution and artistic nature of the Belmont University neighborhood.
  • Designed to attract college students and young professionals, the amenities include: rooftop sundeck, penthouse clubroom with gourmet kitchen, dog wash, bike storage room with repair station, a fitness center, and a dedicated recording/rehearsal studio.
  • The project was awarded an Excellence in Construction from ABC Tennessee.

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