Author: Robert Looper III

This article has been updated 9/13/22. Click (here) for the latest. The west end of Tennessee State University’s campus (TSU) sits right at the edge of the Nations. TSU is also is bordered by prime riverfront land along the Cumberland river. It’s also important to note that in the Nations, nearly every available parcel has been developed or transferred ownership for future development. That makes for a natural progression of development along the vacant riverfront land. The resurfaced Development is in the early stages of design. However, it appears that the new submission will be residential in lieu of artisan…

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Renderings Courtesy of 2PA The yet to be named 1501 Herman Street, is the product of a recent land sale by Fisk University. The land, which was previously a vacant lot, will now offer modern luxury apartments. 1501 Herman Street will also serve as a catalyst for an area where the available land consist of underutilized industrial warehouses and railroad tracks. In the early1900’s, Marathon Village was a cluster of buildings that formerly housed Marathon Motor Works along Clinton street. Today, it is a strip of distilleries, music venues, and Nashville-Centric shops frequented by tourist. Although it appears that Marathon…

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Renderings Via Portman/Dynamik New details emerge for a new mixed-use development located in the outfield of the Nashville Sounds Ballpark. The 2.6-acre property site was under-contract by Portman Residential, a Division of Portman Holdings Based in Atlanta last month. Local firm Hawkins Partners submitted a request for overall height modifications to Metro for consideration. The submitted documents provide a glimpse of what the future development could look like. Here is an overall map showing the proximity between the Ballpark Village to the Nashville Sounds Ballpark, Nissan Stadium and Top Golf: The following is a quick rundown of Ballpark Village: Ballpark…

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Conversions from Industrial use to Mixed-Use along Centennial Blvd. are key to the new “Nations Main Street”. ALTA Union will bring a much-needed facelift to the industrial aesthetic as well as some additional public sidewalks and other pedestrian friendly infrastructure. Although there isn’t a major retail component, it will offer amenities such as a pool courtyard, 1,600 sf of rooftop terraces, and 7,500 sf of indoor amenity space. Below is a quick rundown of the ALTA Union development and some construction progress photos. Development Area Maps What’s Now: Industrial LotWhat’s Next: Residential DevelopmentDeveloper: Wood PartnersCapacity: 283 Apartments with AmenitiesStatus: Under…

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View from my Rooftop After a bit of digging I came across a few renderings of the Broadstone Nations development adjacent to the recently completed Stocking 51 Development. This development was previously listed as 4717 Centennial Blvd, and now with a name of Broadstone Nations. Below is a rundown of the Broadstone Nations Mixed-Use Development as well as some updated construction photos. Project: Broadstone Nations What’s Now: Light IndustrialWhat’s Next: Mixed-Use DevelopmentDeveloper: Alliance ResidentialCapacity: 323 Residential Units , Parking Garage & DistilleryStatus: Under ConstructionLocation: 4717 Centennial Blvd. (Map Link)Costs: $10.35 Million Land Deal, Source: Nashville Business Journal. (Renderings Via Urban…

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Current NES Substation located on Church Street behind the YMCA. Current Church Street Location of the NES Power Substation.New Amazon Operations Center of Excellence adjacent to the current substation.New Gulch Location for the NES Power Substation According to the Nashville Post, Nashville Electric Service (NES) is in the process of relocating its downtown Power Substation from Church Street (behind the YMCA) to the Gulch. The new location covers nearly half of the NES Headquarters Parking lot on 11th Ave. South between Church Street and Haynes Ave. According to Drawings on TN.gov (shown below), it also includes proposed sidewalk improvements along…

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Hello and Welcome to NashvilleNowNext.com! My name is Robert Looper III. I recently relocated to Nashville from Washington D.C. for an exciting professional opportunity with my Company. It didn’t take long before I was sold on Nashville as it quickly reveals that its one of America‚Äôs Greatest Cities. I spent the first few months here enjoying what it meant to be a true Nashville tourist while still remaining active in D.C. However, During that time I would often contemplate what it would be like to actually live here and figured maybe I will just give it a chance. While in…

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