Historic South End’s motto is “it’s the edge of town”, but really it is one of the epicenters of growth and development in the Queen City. The area along the CATS Blue Line is home to designers, innovators and creators as well as breweries, restaurants and shops. It has seen the largest apartment boom in the city (2,000 homes within the last seven years) and continues to be one of the most talked about areas for development. This 17,000 SF Mid-Century building located at 2322 Dunavant Street runs through the heart of South End and was calling for adaptive revitalization.

The building sits on three-quarters of an acre in a densely developed area. Transforming the building into a modern day, transit-oriented, infill destination presented challenges. Construction started in August 2016 and immediately the team encountered one of the biggest challenges for an infill project – zero lot lines. The client required on-site parking; the solution entailed significant undercutting to provide a driveway and parking area in the back of the building. Tight quarters limited the size of construction equipment used. We resorted to manual digging and hand tools. Employing creative solutions, the 12,500 SF of office space and 4,500 SF of restaurant space is ready and available for tenants.

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The The Messenger Newsletter | August 2017 | Shiel Sexton Carolinas