Planning study focuses on 338 acres of the East Bank, public input needed

NASHVILLE, TN (TN Tribune) – On Wednesday, July 14 and Thursday, July 15, Nashvillians will have the opportunity to learn more about the Imagine East Bank Study and provide feedback on the project’s initial discoveries and future direction. Team members from Metro Planning and architecture firm Perkins Eastman will share opportunities and challenges presented by the East Bank, as well as some preliminary planning and design ideas.

Meetings will be hosted at Cumberland River Compact, on the Third Floor of The Bridge Building on

Wednesday, July 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5:30-7:30 p.m., and on Thursday, July 15 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Each meeting with start with a brief introduction and be followed by a 90-minute feedback session, with participants invited to visit various interactive stations that will highlight specific issues related to the study area.

“The Imagine East Bank study will help determine future land use, urban design, mobility, open space, and environmental resiliency of this 338-acre area,” said Lucy Kempf, Metro Planning Director. “But every successful plan requires community engagement and coordination to ensure we’re creating a space for Nashville residents, which is why we’re thrilled to continue our public engagement process.”

The community is encouraged to attend the meeting that best suits their schedule and they are welcome to drop in for part of a session. Free parking is available near The Bridge Building in Lot R Northwest before Titans Way. Enter the Bridge Building at the door facing the Parking Lot. Take the elevator to the third (3rd) floor labels Cumberland River Compact.

Each meeting will be staged to promote social distancing. A video summary will be posted to eastbankstudy.nashville.gov for those who cannot attend in-person, along with a link to a survey for additional feedback.

The Imagine East Bank study will look at ways to integrate parks, greenways, and multimodal streets so that the area develops in a thoughtful and cohesive manner. Perkins Eastman, a firm with a history of planning waterfront projects, will work with residents, property owners, and the city, to develop a plan for 338 acres between the interstate and the river, up to Jefferson Street.

WHO: Metro Planning and Perkins Eastman

WHAT: Imagine East Bank Planning and Design Workshops

WHERE: The Bridge Building, 2 Victory Ave., Suite 300, Nashville, TN 37213

WHEN: Wednesday, July 14, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Thursday, July 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m.