NASHVILLE, Tenn. - This fall, crews will break ground on Noble Park and a multi-use development in the heart of the Gulch.
At 11th Avenue South and Pine Street, a so called 'urban pocket park' will go in alongside The Three Thirty Three Building: a new multi-use development housing offices and retail.
"The back of it will have a seating area which can also be converted into a stage. Also in the back, we'll have a 12 foot water wall and the front we have a 20 foot long water wall. So it's bracketed by running water which I think will have a great effect and then we'll have a large lawn in the middle," said Jay Turner.
Nearly 20 years ago, Jay Turner and MarketStreet Enterprises began buying land in what is now called the Gulch.
He always envisioned a park at the heart of it. He hopes Noble Park will be a place for outdoor concerts, yoga classes, and community gatherings.
"We hope and plan the center of the neighborhood for people that are out walking their dogs, jogging, or want to come hang out and visit with friends," Turner said.
Turner said the project will improve pedestrian walkways. They will eliminate the parking lot next to the Thompson Hotel so they can build. Turner doesn't think it will be an issue. There are public decks under the Gulch Crossing, Pine Street Flats, and the Velocity.
"All of our garages are public parking. We have 1,800 parking spaces that are available in the public in the Gulch. Every one of them is an hour free," Turner said.
As you can see in the renderings, the building will be part retail, part office space.
"So it's a steel structure but you'll have a lot of wood around you that's actually part of the structure," said Turner.
The design is supposed to highlight the rail yard history with a modern twist. To complete the city block, Turner said a W hotel will go in behind the Three Thirty Three building.
"We're very excited about the W coming to the neighborhood. It's a fantastic hotel, it's well designed. It will be right behind Three Thirty Three," said Turner.
They plan to break ground on the project this fall and hopefully open in Winter of 2019.