Our first glimpse at the final SoBro master plan

The development team led by Pittsburgh-based Urban Design Associates has wrapped up its master plan for SoBro. The report is too big for us to upload, but you can get at it here. We're going to peruse the plan in greater detail soon, but here are some first impressions.

FYI, parts of this plan already are moving forward: UDA was recently awarded a contract to draw up plans for a pedestrian bridge from SoBro to The Gulch and for the redesign of the former Thermal plant site.

SEE ALSO: MDHA's recent report projecting the commercial and residential growth of Nashville's core.


The rendering above shows the designers' ideal street grid. Below is a quick look at how they would get there.

Hotel developers of all stripes have plans to build up various parts of the Korean Veterans Boulevard corridor. The UDA team sees that type of development extending beyond the roundabout at Eighth Avenue all the way to Cummins Station.

This is a view looking toward the roundabout from Fifth Avenue.

The reconfiguration (including a reductions of lanes) of Lafayette Street — with an extended Division Street feeding into it — also receives a good bit of attention in the report.