Projects to Watch in Nashville's Transformation

The Architect's Newspaper featured a suite of "new urbanism" projects underway in Nashville—everything from BRT, to convention centers, to bikeshare.

"In recent years, the city of 600,000 has become a regional leader in smart urban design and distinctive architecture. New riverfront parks are transforming Nashville’s connection to the Cumberland River, bikeshare docks have appeared around downtown, bus rapid transit is in the works, and the city’s tallest tower is set to rise," writes Henry Melcher in introducing this list of the "Nine projects Leading Nashville's Transformation."

A sample of the listed projects:

  • NACTO Street Design: "In June, the Tennessee Department of Transportation became the first southern state to endorse the National Association of City Transportation Officials’ 'Urban Street Design Guide,' which serves as a blueprint for safe, multi-modal streets."
  • The AMP, Nashville’s Proposed BRT: "Plans for the 7.1-mile system, known as the AMP, have been in the works for a few years and initially included dedicated center lanes and medians for quick boarding."  
  • Nashville B-cyle Bikeshare: "The 23-station system is known as B-cycle and, according to the program’s website, is an 'absolutely stylin’ way to get around town.'"
Full Story: The Music City's New Urbanism: The Nine Projects Leading Nashville's Transformation

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