28 May FOUNDATION WORK UNDERWAY FOR ELEMENT HOTEL AT ONEC1TY
NASHVILLE, Tenn. –– Crain Construction is starting grading and foundation work for a 175-room Element by Westin Nashville hotel at oneC1TY that will be built green from the ground up.
The six-story, mixed-use building will anchor the oneC1TY entrance near Charlotte Avenue on the 28/31st Connector. It will feature retail on the ground floor, with the hotel and amenities occupying the first through sixth floors.
Element Hotels are upscale, lifestyle hotels designed for extended stay and featurebright, modern design and eco-conscious practices. The oneC1TY hotel will be designed and built following Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building guidelines.
Chad Thomas, project manager for Crain Construction, said the foundation work on the brownfield site will include drilling 36- to 48-inch shafts about 20 feet into the ground. The building will be concrete up to the podium and stick frame from the second floor up.
U.S.-based materials will be used in the construction and recycling will be done on the site. Energy management features will include LED lighting, low-VOC finishes and furnishings, low-flow fixtures and plumbing and other sustainable measures.
“We are excited to get started on the hospitality component of our community,” said Ryan Doyle, general manager of the 19-acre mixed-use oneC1TY Nashville. “The design and operational principles of the Element brand are the perfect addition to our focus on health and innovation at oneC1TY and the ground floor retail anchoring this specific building will increase our capacity to meet the demand we have experienced from West Nashville’s appreciation for fresh food and fitness options.”
Crain Construction is the general contractor for the Element by Westin Nashville to be operated by Marriott. Atlanta-based Noble Investment Group is the developer and Niles Bolton Associates, also headquartered in Atlanta, are the architects for the project. A Fall 2020 completion date is anticipated.
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