BELL Selected as Design-Build Contractor for Metro Permanent Supportive Housing and Downtown Homeles
BELL Selected as Design-Build Contractor for Metro Permanent Supportive Housing and Downtown Homelessness Center

Sep 24, 2019

Some details are emerging regarding Metro’s future Permanent Supportive Housing and Downtown Homeless Service Center.

Specifically, Brentwood-based Bell & Associates Construction has been selected as the design-build contractor for project. Other companies to participate include Moody-Nolan, project architect; Catalyst, civil engineering; EMC, structural engineering; ICT, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering; SRMC, security consultants; and EDGE, landscape design.

The building will be located at 505 Second Ave. N. and include at least 100 units of permanent housing and a downtown homeless service center. The facility will provide on-site counseling, basic hygiene and health services, and case management and housing navigation.

The Metro Department of General Services will oversee the project. A rendering has not yet been released.

Bell has provided construction services for Metro’s soon-to-open Downtown Detention Center and Behavioral Care Center, which includes a mental health treatment facility for inmates and rehabilitation programs; Nashville Yards; the AT&T (Batman) Building; Music City Center; First Horizon Park; and Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge, among others.

“Everyone on the BELL team is proud to be involved in this much-needed housing and service center [for] people who are experiencing homelessness,” said Keith Pyle, president of BELL. “Our longstanding industry and community relationships will help ensure the project’s success.”