NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — Plan are unveiled for a new 65-acre, $2.5 billion mixed-use neighborhood nestled along the Cumberland River promising sweeping views of downtown.
"The Riverside" will feature an estimated 5 million square feet of residential, commercial and retail spaces and three public parks and community gardens.
Ewing Properties is behind the development which marks the latest milestone in a transformation happening along the river. Ewing is partnering with the award-winning architectural design company Skidmore, Owings & Merrill that's responsible for riverfront spaces in Chicago, Detroit, Austin and Sydney.
Drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists will have multiple points of access to the neighborhood from West Trinity Lane.
Developers say three vast parks will be interconnected along the edge of the Cumberland bluff. Here's a look at the plans for each:
“Nashville was established because of the Cumberland River, and today is rediscovering its history and status as a river city that can benefit immensely from this rich natural resource,” said B. Edward Ewing, CEO of Ewing Properties. “We are planning the Riverside to be a new, waterfront gateway North of the river – a place that welcomes all residents and visitors to embrace local culture and celebrate the riverfront lifestyle of Nashville’s future. Ewing Properties is so proud to work with the city of Nashville, Council Lady Kyonzte Toombs and local community leaders to help establish Nashville as a leading river city of the 21st century.”
There's no word yet on a complete date, but developers say construction will take place in stages over time to "best accommodate city growth and local needs."
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