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With More and More People Shipping Off to Nashville One Developer Has Found the Perfect Housing Solution for the Masses in Music City
by Rich and Laura Lynch
While all eyes are on the saga of the proposed Major League Soccer stadium, redevelopment of the Fair Grounds and revitalization of the race track - a much more meaningful to everyday Nashvillians project is rising from the ground in the transforming Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood.
83 Freight nears completion in WeHo.
Developer Shawn Bailes, president of FMBC Investments and also owner of Capital City Construction - has followed through on his promise to raise a new community just miles and minutes from the booming downtown where housing prices are through the roof. A late February 2020 visit to the property found the project called 83 Freight nearing completion. Soon it will feature 83 residential units on three parcels located at 429 and 431 Wingrove St. and at 2150 Byrum Ave built out of rustic and recycled shipping containers.
According to published sources this will be the largest shipping container housing development in the United States. Its out of the box concept will keep construction costs down and that will be passed on ultimately to the consumer who will either buy or rent the properties. That part of the plan is still under wraps.
"We're appealing to the missing middle," said Bailes providing music to the ears of the struggling artist, performer and blue collar worker such as, "nursing, police, hospitality (staff), the younger crowd that's moving into Nashville that may not have a lot of possessions and need 600 (only) square feet."
83 Freight is a sight to behold and is likely to lead the way in alternative style housing to go along with the Ville's ubiquitous "tall and skinnies" and high-priced condos. The precocious project when finished will include studios spanning about 320 square feet, one-bedroom units at 640 square feet and two-bedrooms units at both 960 and 1,280 square feet. They will be semi-modular in form and assembly.
Are you open to living in a shipping container?
For more information on 83 FREIGHT and the other organizations mentioned please visit the following links --
Capital City Construction