Sylvan Supply is a conglomeration of 7 buildings with the earliest dating back to the early 1940s. It has a rich history as a mill, which produced axe handles, dowel rods, and many other supplies. Situated along the railroad tracks adjacent to Sylvan Park in West Nashville, the 200,000 SF of warehouses are being converted to a mixed use community of creative office, retail, and restaurant. Portions of the buildings are being removed to create outdoor spaces, circulation paths, and to bring in natural light.
A new presence on Charlotte Ave will be created by a grand staircase leading to a commercial breezeway allowing views to the courtyard beyond. High ceilings, open steel and concrete structures, and masonry walls make for structures very difficult to replicate with new construction. They are wonderful assets to Nashville and will be celebrated throughout the design.