With a central location opposite downtown Nashville along the banks of the Cumberland River, access and visibility to a major Interstate Highway, a colorful history going back to the city’s earliest days, and the home to NFL’s Tennessee Titans, Nashville’s East Bank represents a once-in-a-generation opportunity for the City of Nashville.
Working closely with Nashville Metro Planning and Nashville DOT, and building on a robust stakeholder engagement program, Perkins Eastman developed a bold vision for the future of the East Bank, which is spelled out across four concepts:
- A walkable street grid that works with existing properties and expands connections to the regional transportation networks
- A continuous riverfront park opening up access to the Cumberland for residents of East Nashville for the first time
- A one-and-a-half mile multimodal boulevard featuring a dedicated lane for Bus Rapid Transit that will serve as the transportation spine for the entire East Bank
- A comprehensive district-scale strategy for enhancing the resiliency of the flood prone area. which is integrated with the new open space network.
The Plan envisions six million square feet of new development, organized in four new vibrant walkable mixed-use districts, including the new home for the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, a new mixed-use “Mobility Hub” transit center, 12 acres of new parks, and a new domed football stadium that will be the anchor of a new ‘stadium village’ and the Central Waterfront District.