Mayor Dean announces the new riverfront project and Steven Hale is there ...
Standing halfway across the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge and flanked by conceptual renderings, Dean announced the completion of the West Riverfront Master Plan and the beginning of its design phase. While it will include a flood wall and a new pedestrian promenade — dubbed the We Are Nashville Promenade — the plan is anchored by a 12-acre park at the former Thermal Transfer Plant site that will include green space and an amphitheater. (See renderings below.)
“This is the last great piece of open space in downtown Nashville,” Dean said. “And it sits in the premier location on the edge of our river. Like other great cities that have taken the effort to preserve and plan open space downtown, I believe if done right the Thermal site can be an iconic park that generations of Nashvillians will be proud of and which they can enjoy.”
Yes, there will be a We Are Nashville promenade running along First Ave, instantly vaulting past our future bus rapid transit system as the worst named thing in our city.
Which makes us wonder, will we be able to take The Amp to the amphitheater by the WAN Walk?