SomeraRoad Begins Construction on $108M Emblem Park Apartments in Nashville

by John Nelson

NASHVILLE, TENN. — SomeraRoad, a real estate investment and development firm headquartered in Nashville and New York, has started construction on the $108 million Emblem Park, a 346-unit apartment community located in Nashville’s Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood. The property also includes 13,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space within the adaptive reuse portion of Emblem Park, where retailers will occupy the former Grooms Engine Warehouse.

Located at 1414 Fourth Ave. S., Emblem Park will offer amenities such as a resort-style pool, resident lounge, pedestrian courtyard, remote workspace and a fitness center. The property also offers walkable access to popular local area businesses and to Geodis Park, the newly opened home stadium of Nashville SC of the MLS, the largest soccer-specific stadium in North America.

Bridge Investment Group is a joint venture equity partner on the project, investing in Emblem Park out of its Opportunity Zone Fund. Wintrust Bank will also provide a $65 million construction loan for the project. The design team includes general contractor Hardaway Construction and architectural firm EOA Architects. Manuel Zeitlin Architects is leading the design on the adaptive reuse of the Grooms Engine Warehouse. Additional partners include Kimley-Horn as civil engineer and Hawkins Partners leading landscape design. Emblem Park’s expected completion date is second-quarter 2024.

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