SLC will redevelop the Lincoln College of Technology campus in East Nashville, transforming it into a mixed-use community offering a variety of housing options, multiple public open spaces, and improved neighborhood connectivity. Comprising 16.35 acres, the development will consist of 800 multifamily homes (apartments and live-work residences), 150 single-family homes (cottages and townhomes), and approximately 300,000 square feet of commercial space.
Plans for the project include a centralized lawn at the northwest corner of Strouse and Trevecca Avenues. The lawn will fill a need in an area that has limited access to high quality open space. It will serve as a gathering place and will be programmed with special events and activities by SLC. It will be surrounded by restaurants and retail, which will further activate the space. The addition of pedestrian-focused streetscapes and walkways will make the lawn and the entire development easy to access and navigate.
The Lincoln Tech campus is home to Renraw, the former home of the Warner family. The house, which is currently located near the center of the campus, will be preserved and incorporated as an integral part of SLC’s redevelopment. SLC will relocate the house to the corner of McClurkan and Trevecca Avenues, allowing the house to become more visible and accessible. In the new location, the house will serve as an iconic access point to the property and will be open to the public for the first time. SLC is committed to the long-term preservation of the house and is working with experienced house movers and engineers to finalize plans for the relocation.
The development’s buildings will range from three stories to seven stories tall, and they have been purposely configured to transition the scale of the development to the adjacent single-family neighborhood. Townhomes and cottages will buffer the larger buildings and provide single-family oriented product at a scale not provided in the surrounding neighborhoods. Fifteen percent of the residences will be for sale. Three parking structures will be part of the project, with only one having direct frontage along a public street. The parking structures’ facades will feature public artworks.
The project will be built in phases. A construction start date has not been set.