Visions of the East Bank's future

This week's City Paper showcases a number of the ideas that have been submitted to the Nashville Civic Design Center's competition to envision an overhauled East Bank downtown. Designers were asked to incorporate outdoor exercise elements and sports venues into a mixed-use environment.

Seventeen submissions were picked as finalists, from which three winners will be chosen. They will be made public later this week. In the meantime, here are some of the concepts that caught our eye.