Historically an underutilized industrial island within the loop, activating the site provides a unique opportunity to create a cohesive urban core that connects neighborhoods on both sides of the river. River North weaves together surrounding neighborhoods and introduces new greenways and park space. The design actively engages its context, establishing new pedestrian and transportation connections with the surrounding neighborhoods connecting Downtown, Germantown, East Nashville, Rolling Mill Hill, and promoting the development and investment in nearby Dickerson Pike.
A new pedestrian bridge ties both sides of the river and two greenways together. Complete streets and streetscape standards encourage pedestrian, bicycle, and transit activity while green infrastructure manages the environmental impact following LEED ND standards. Working with Metro Government, River North will feature state of the art planning guidelines that create a pedestrian and bicycle friendly environment designed to reduce traffic and accommodate future public transportation initiatives.
The first phase of the project - The Landings, a 40-acre tract located just north of Topgolf and the Jefferson Street Bridge - will feature restaurants, offices, retail, residential, and hospitality development. A network of new outdoor spaces including nearly a mile of riverfront greenway, riverfront plaza space, and other parks activate the water's edge. Marina and rowing access, an open-air market, and waterfront dining create a vital destination for residents and tourists alike.
More than a collection of buildings, River North's strategic plan is designed for access and activation to reinvigorate not only the site, but greater Nashville.
"River North begins an exciting new era in Nashville's relationship with the Cumberland River by strategically orienting civic life along the riverfront at a scale never before seen in Nashville."
Mayor Megan Barry