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East Bank redevelopment breaks ground after decades of planning

It will be home to a new downtown neighborhood
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Posted at 6:05 AM, Oct 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-07 11:39:31-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — It has been decades in the making and soon the East Bank of the Cumberland River will look a lot different.

An official groundbreaking ceremony took place Thursday morning. The development will turn the mix of industrial sites and undeveloped land into green space, housing and new businesses.

The first phase includes more than 800,000 square feet of master-planned waterfront community on 13 acres along the Cumberland River.

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It's been decades in the making and soon the East Bank of the Cumberland River will look a lot different.

The whole vision includes a public green space along the riverfront for pedestrians and bicyclists, a boulevard that provides multimodal transit access and places for people to live and work.

Filling the 338 acres will take time and multiple phases. Just getting to this point was one of the largest and most complex studies ever undertaken by Metro Nashville.