Work to begin in early 2020 on two-building project to be located near Frankie Pierce Park

Capitol View is slated to offer a senior living facility that will be located within its northeast quadrant and straddling the CSX railroad tracks.

Second Fifty Communities and Pillar Properties have announced construction will begin in the first quarter of 2020 of Merrill Gardens at Capitol View, described in a release as an “intergenerational senior living community” to offer two buildings sitting on 2.8 acres at the northwest corner of the T-intersection of 10th Avenue North and Lifeway Plaza.

The release does not offer a price tag for the project or a detailed color rendering depicting the future buildings.

Merrill Gardens will feature independent living, assisted living and memory care services for future residents. It is the latest announced component of the 32-acre mixed-used urban development in downtown Nashville’s North Gulch district.

“Merrill Gardens … is an opportunity to provide seniors with a more connected lifestyle,” Clayton Mozingo, founder of Charleston, S.C.-based Second Fifty Communities, said in the release. “Uniquely situated within an urban setting, our community [will allow] residents an effortless yet exciting lifestyle surrounding themselves with multiple generations of family and community.”

Merrill Gardens will feature full-size kitchens, common areas, a rooftop deck, access to 24-hour dining and staffing, wellness programming and scheduled transportation.

The announcement comes as Capitol View’s 2.5-acre Frankie Pierce Park preps to open in June. The park will offer sand volleyball courts, a playground, a dog park and a yoga lawn. Frankie Pierce Park is also a trail head for the Gulch Greenway.

Being undertaken by a partnership including Northwestern Mutual, Brentwood-based Boyle Investment Co. and Northwood Ravin, Capitol View is home to multiple buildings offering the 378-apartment The Residences at Capitol View, apartment building Solis, retail and restaurant space, offices and a 169-room Hampton Inn & Suites, the latter of which will be completed in 2020.

Retailers Jón Alan Salons, Starbucks, Your Pie, Club Pilates, M.L.Rose, SVM Boutique, Sercy + Co., Valerie Boutique are already open. Other retailers to open soon include Publix, Clean Juice, Rukus Cycling Studio, Drybar and Central BBQ. HCA and LifeWay are major office tenants, with HealthStream, WeWork and Provider Trust, among others, slated.

Merrill Gardens at Capitol View is a joint development of Pillar Properties and its sister company, Merrill Gardens, both of Seattle, and Second Fifty Communities. The latter is undertaking Merrill Gardens projects in Mt. Pleasant, Columbia and Greenville, S.C., and in Chattanooga.

“Capitol View offers … shopping, restaurants, hotels, a full-service grocery store, and a park and greenway system that will allow senior residents of Merrill Gardens … the ability to stay active and engaged with their families and neighborhood, all with the ease and convenience of our urban community,” Jeff Haynes, Boyle partner, said in the release.

Originally published in the Nashville Post