April UDF: Creating Affordable Housing with Transit Oriented Development

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414 Union St #2000
Nashville, TN 37219

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April UDF: Creating Affordable Housing with Transit Oriented Development

Addressing challenges in affordability with high rise wood construction.

WeGo Transit, formerly MTA Nashville, is completing renovations to its downtown bus station, known as WeGo Central. Early design concepts for the original structure included 4 levels of residential development above the parking garage.  As Nashville continues to grow, there is more need for affordable housing. Vanderbilt Engineering students are exploring the potential addition for their final project. 


For this urban design forum, there will be presentations by Gary Gaston of NCDC, Scott Lockyear of LP Building Products, Kelsey Oesmann from Urban Housing Solutions, and the engineering students participating in the project.

 


The students’ project will discover the possibility of revisiting the original concept and propose new housing units above the transit center parking garage.


For the project, the students will:

  1. Analyze existing design concepts
  2. Explore precedents from other cities
  3. Identify the options of construction type, including Cross Laminated Timber
  4. Incorporate Low Impact Design elements in accordance with Metro Stormwater Manual, Vol. 5
  5. Determine the capacity of the existing structure
  6. Create detailed plans and section drawings

LP Building Products

414 Union St #2000
Nashville, TN 37219