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Urban Development in Nashville

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Urban Development in Nashville: The Gulch, Rolling Mill Hill,
and The Capitol District

THE
GULCH

ROLLING
MILL HILL

CAPITOL
DISTRICT

The History of Nashville
French Lick Creek
Established to ensure the use and long-term viability of the urban areas that they encompass.
Promote redevelopment that is sustainable from economic, environmental, aesthetic, public safety, and historical perspectives.
MDHA aims to strategically reverse disinvestment and blight.
Natural Sulphur Spring - drew buffalo and Native Americans

1710 - French Trader established a trading post near present dell

1769 - Frenchman Timothy Demonbreun arrived

1779 - James Robertson arrived, built cabins and planted corn along Sulphur Bottoms

1790 - James Robertson Established Fort Nashborough
The Gulch
HISTORY
CATALYST FOR CHANGE
CHALLENGES
CURRENT
SITUATION
FUTURE OUTLOOK & LESSONS LEARNED
Completion ??
Need for Green/Recreation space
Need parking
Rolling Mill Hill
Flour mills
General Hospital, 1890
Trolley Barns, 1940s

MDHA/City
Private Developers
Brownfields
Recession
Receivership
Trolley Barns complete
Art Deco & Victorian
Metro
Nance Place - LEED platinum
Ryman Lofts
Terra House (in development)
Give market time to deliver
Understand intention of partners
Understand risks
Local investment as driving force
State Library & Archives
Public vs Private
Transportation
Mixed Usage
Cottage housing
Establish Unique Destination
1 Future Tennessee State Museum
2 Future Tennessee State Library and Archives building
3 Multifamily development site
4 Future parking garage for state employees and stadium visitors
HISTORY
CATALYST FOR CHANGE
CHALLENGES
CURRENT
SITUATION
FUTURE OUTLOOK & LESSONS LEARNED
HISTORY
CATALYST FOR CHANGE
CHALLENGES
CURRENT
SITUATION
FUTURE OUTLOOK & LESSONS LEARNED
The Capitol District
Rolling Mill Hill
Major rail yard since Civil War
Transport role during WW I & WW II
Enviro remnants remain

Bill Barkley - vision
MarketStreet Enterprises - vision
Redevelopment Districts & TIF
Affordable housing
Parking
“Tax Increment Financing” - A tool to generate funding for public improvements in support of economic development.
Why Redevelopment Districts?
The History of Baseball in Nashville: Sulphur Dell
1862 - Union Soldiers played baseball in the Sulphur Spring bottoms; an audience of curious Nashville citizens observed

1865 - End of The Civil War, baseball had worked its way in to Nashville's heart

Sept 12, 1867 - First organized game, as reported by
The Nashville Republican Banner

1870 - Wooden structure "Athletic Park" built

1908 - New stadium built "Sulphur Dell". Vols won the Southern Association Championship

1963 - Final game played. Oldest playing grounds still in use in professional baseball

Razed in 1966 - historic marker and fountain

New ballpark opening in April 2015


4 Neighborhoods
Jefferson Street
I- 40 West
Walking Tour of the Capitol District
March 2014
What is TIF?
Allow a city to re-invest an increase in property tax dollars coming from an established TIF district back into the neighborhood over a set time period.


TIF revenues are captured as tax revenues rise over time, and DO NOT require an increase in the local tax rate.
Joe Cain - Director, Urban Development Department, Metropolitan Development & Housing Agency
March 17, 2014
Walking Tour of Rolling Mill Hill
March 2014
Gentrification
Privately owned parcels
Currently no Master Plan
Create curiosity

Private
JUMP
Redevelopment District
Construction of Sulphur Dell
Improve Connection
Aerial view of Capitol Hill - 1942
a
Sulphur Dell Main Entrance - 1940's
Sulphur Dell field - 1940's
President Lyndon B. Johnson at Sulphur Dell - 1967
15 Year Master Plan
Union Station
Union Station & the railway gulch
40-50 % complete
LEED neighborhood
Gulch Master Plan
The Gulch - Proximity to Downtown Attractions
Future rendering of The Gulch
Smart Growth America fiscal study
General Hospital
Trolley Barns with Hospital beyond
General Hospital pre-renovation
Walking Tour of The Gulch
March 2014
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