GBT Realty to Develop Luxury Office Tower in Nashville's Gulch Neighborhood

After purchasing the former Firestone site at 1221 Broadway in Nashville’s Gulch neighborhood in late 2018, GBT Realty is unveiling plans for a luxury Class-A office tower on the site.

“We’ve designed this tower to be a stunning addition to the skyline that will redefine the Broadway gateway entering downtown Nashville,” said George Tomlin, president and chief executive officer of GBT Realty, in a statement. “1221 Broadway will be a premiere corporate address in Nashville.”

In addition to the Firestone site, GBT has a neighboring site under contract that would bring the project footprint total to 0.77 acres. Total rentable square footage of the final design will fall between 365,000 and 500,000 square feet. The building’s height will be between 23 and 27 stories. At the ground level, GBT Realty will lease about 7,000 square feet of retail, which will further connectivity and street activation throughout the urban district.

The project falls within the Downtown Code and will seek to earn bonus height by delivering elements like street activation and exceptional design. It is tentatively expected to be delivered in 2022.

Gresham Smith & Partners will lead architect and design duties while Brasfield & Gorrie is the general contractor. CBRE brokers marketing the site include Taylor Hillenmeyer, Janelle Gallagher, Frank Thomasson, and Byran Fort.