Dec 12, 2021 - Sports

The Titans' part in transforming Nashville's East Bank

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Nashville leaders have spent months planning a sweeping transformation of the East Bank, including significant changes in and around Nissan Stadium.

  • A year ago, the Titans announced plans to work with the city to renovate the stadium and reimagine its campus as a neighborhood hub flanked by restaurants, shops and housing.

The latest: Mayor John Cooper's spokesperson Andrea Fanta tells Axios that details are still being negotiated, adding that conversations "are productive and going well."

Meanwhile: Broader plans to bring more residential and retail options are underway.

  • City officials announced plans for a new north-south boulevard along the riverfront. Fanta said the road would be the backbone of future redevelopment efforts.
  • Earlier this month, city planners unveiled their vision for the underdeveloped area, which included new parks, housing and a greenway.

The big picture: The Nashville Sounds stadium in Germantown is surrounded by a robust network of housing, restaurants and retail.

  • The Titans' negotiations, along with the impending arrival of Oracle, put the largely industrial East Bank on the verge of a major turning point.

Worth noting: A coalition of activists is urging the city to slow down its plans, saying the process has not been transparent or open to community input.

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