A major mixed-use project is being eyed for the former Madison Mill site on Charlotte Avenue in West Nashville.

If developed as planned, the massive industrial site’s old mill buildings (built between 1923 and 1950) would be adaptively reused, with multiple new buildings potentially in the mix, including a parking garage. The spaces — to potentially span a collective 186,000 square feet — would be devoted to creative office and retail uses, with the project called The Millworks on Charlotte.

A first quarter 2018 delivery is being eyed. The property is already zoned to accommodate such a project.

The 7.12-acre site is located at the southeast corner of the intersection of 42nd and Charlotte avenues. The address is 4010 Charlotte Ave. with a small retail building home to, among others, Flip Burger and The Beer Pale, positioned close to the intersection. To the east sits H.G. Hill Realty Co.'s Hill Center Sylvan Heights.

Stonehenge Real Estate Group wants to redevelop the property (Thomas R. Patten is the owner) and has enlisted Nashville-based OakPoint Real Estate to handle leasing and marketing.

Previously, Stonehenge Executive Director Todd Jackovich envisioned Madison Mills Lofts residential project for the site. That development (read more here), which drew some neighborhood concern, would have resulted in the demolition of the Madison Mill buildings.

“We’ve been working on this with the developer for about six months to help shape the project in a way that makes the most sense,” said Rick Helton, OakPoint Real Estate principal.

The team is not disclosing the estimated price tag to undertake the project.

Helton, who is working with OakPoint colleague Jeremiah Pyron, said the team is hoping to have a restaurant, coffee shop and fitness center in the mix.

“We perceived there to be a lack of space for creative or alternative offices in this part of the city,” Helton said.

The team has enlisted Nashville-based Centric Architecture for design work. (Click on View Gallery in the above image to see additional renderings.)

Gina Emmanuel, Centric Architecture principal, said each building at The Millworks has a “unique identity that tells the story and history of how it developed.”

“Soaring ceilings, integrated outdoor courtyards, unparalleled nooks around every corner create a space that cannot be duplicated in Nashville,” she said.

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