Mixed-use tower planned for Green Hills

2025 Richard Jones Road with a segment of Vertis seen in the background

Green Hills is slated for a mixed-use tower to rise near existing high-rise Vertis.

Brentwood-based GBT Realty is planning for the building, to be called Eden House, to have a base featuring restaurant and retail spaces with high-end residential units above. The building will rise at 2025 Richard Jones Road, a 0.87-acre site for which GBT paid $4 million in mid-2019.

Of note, GBT will not be asking for any variances or rezoning, undertaking the project using existing entitlements within the Green Hills Urban Design Overlay. 

Metro Councilman Russ Pulley, in whose District 25 the property sits, wrote in a newsletter update to constituents that GBT will soon hold a community regarding the plans. Pulley said the name Eden is derived from one of the original streets in Green Hills, while “House” references the former Nashville Fire Station building (pictured) sitting on the site.

Neither renderings nor the future building's height has been released yet. However, Nashville-based Gresham Smith is the architect.

GBT emailed the Post a statement noting Eden House will be "a high-end residential project that will complement Green Hills with ground-floor retail and restaurants to increase connectivity and walkability along Richard Jones.” It declined to offer any other details.

The development of the aforementioned Vertis Green Hills drew significant pushback several years ago from Green Hills business owners and residents due, in part, to its originally proposed height. Development company Southern Land eventually scaled back the building's height. Opened in 2018 and sitting at 4000 Hillsboro Pike, the 18-story tower features 310 residential units and ground-level restaurant and retail space.

Of note, a mid-rise building seemingly is being eyed for a nearby property, home to four small retail buildings, located at 4012 Hillsboro Pike. Read more about that plan here.

GBT last month paid $8.1 million for an art deco Midtown building located at the Elliston Place and West End Avenue split and last home to a Rite Aid store. It plans a tower on that site — read more about its land deal here — according to multiple sources.

In addition, GBT is developing a downtown Nashville site at 13th and Broadway with high-rise ONE22ONE and is redeveloping a Murphy Road property with a combination hotel, retail and residential building.

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