Workshops Aim To Educate Public, Get Feedback On Future Of Fairgrounds

Posted at 8:10 PM, May 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-29 21:10:26-04

Several dozen people showed up at The Nashville Fairgrounds Tuesday for a community workshop regarding the future of the fairgrounds. 

The goal behind the workshops, which began two weeks ago, is to educate the community while getting feedback from residents as the fairground looks to undergo a major transformation in the coming years. 

Most notably, the MLS soccer stadium is proposed to be built at the fairgrounds. Currently, construction on the fair park, which includes green space and walking trails, is underway.

A handful of people at Tuesday's workshop wore red t-shirts with "Anit-MLS" written on them. 

Tuesday's workshop, however, was not a public forum but a presentation of what's being planned. The master plan includes civic spaces, plazas, a soccer stadium, vender space and several pedestrian friendly areas to and from nearby neighborhoods. 

Next, the master plan will head to the Fair Board for consideration on June, 12. Officials will look at rezoning options through September with anticipated actions by the Fair Board, Sports Authority and Metro Council between July and October. 

Stay with News Channel 5 as this story develops.