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The Riverside: $2.5 billion, 65-acre mixed-use neighborhood coming to Northwest Nashville

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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:

Summit Park

  • The Riverside’s centerpiece: Six acres surrounding the summit of the land’s topography and designed to accommodate large- and small-scale programming for holidays and festivals.
  • An event lawn for concerts, community programs, and both permanent and temporary art installations.
  • Overlooks positioned to offer the most breathtaking views of the Cumberland River and downtown Nashville to all visitors during all hours of the day.

Ravine Park

  • Wooded trails perfect for natural experiences that are in harmony with the local landscape and allow for walking, running, strolling or sitting
  • A dog park that welcomes Nashville’s four-legged friends
  • Natural playscapes for children
  • Easy access to the riverbank

River Terraces

  • Nashville’s playground, featuring inviting spaces for markets and festivals
  • Steps that can become seating for concerts or plays
  • Outdoor dining and cafes
  • Promenades and overlooks along the water that transform into access to waterside and boating activities

“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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