By Drew Hutchinson – Reporter, Nashville Business Journal

As of this week, one of Nashville’s most anticipated downtown projects has topped out.

805 Lea, a more than half-a-million-square-foot residential tower coming to SoBro late next year, is standing at its full height as of Monday, a statement said. Nashville-based CapEX Cumming is overseeing construction and design, the firm announced.

At 29 stories, 805 Lea is expected to impact downtown’s skyline and connect two of Nashville’s trendiest districts, the Gulch and SoBro. The 356-unit building is also an ode to a nationwide trend of major mixed-use development projects, as it features more than 10,000 square feet of ground-level retail and restaurant space. Last but not least, the development is expected to deliver around the same time as the long-awaited operations hub, which fuels optimism about 805 Lea’s leasing prospects.

Nashville-based Hastings Architecture Associates contributed to 805 Lea’s design, and general contractor Turner Construction will see the project through to its estimated opening in late 2021. CapEX Cumming will continue to supervise development, according to the statement.