The Metro Development and Housing Agency has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for a developer of the historic Bridge Building currently being stabilized next to the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge on the Cumberland River’s East bank.
Proposals are due Sept. 15.
Julie Oaks, MDHA spokeswoman, said general contractor R.G. Anderson Co. Inc. is about 85 percent completed with the $6.9 million effort to stabilize and update the six-story, approximately 75-foot-tall building, which sits in the shadows of LP Field.
Once finished this for fall, the Bridge Building (long known as the Nashville Bridge Company Building) will feature areas to provide concessions, offices for the Metro Parks and Recreation Department (which is partnering with MDHA on the project) and public restrooms. In addition, a 770-space surface parking lot will accompany the building and the adjacent Cumberland Park (also under construction).
The chosen developer will be expected to “capitalize on the building’s unique location and view,” Oaks said.
“We want something distinct to Nashville,” she added.
Oaks said the RFP specifies the developer appropriately use the space with food/beverage, retail and/or cultural businesses. A music component is hoped for, she added.