Developers detail big Gallatin village plans

150-acre project designed around transit plans

Development firm Green & Little has unveiled details of its plans to build a large mixed-use project between the city's main thoroughfares and adjacent to Volunteer State Community College.

When complete — Green & Little foresees a buildout timeline of more than 20 years — Greensboro North will cover 150 acres and comprise about 1 million square feet of retail, commercial and office space and about 2,000 residential units. Firm President Lee Zoller says about 20 percent of Greensboro North will be green space and that his team has designed the development to take full advantage of the proposed Northeast Corridor transit line.

Gallatin's City Council last month voted to rezone the 150 acres along GreenLea Boulevard to the specific plan district designation. Zoller's first phase of construction will focus on single-family homes and multifamily buildings.

"We appreciate the support and vision of the Gallatin City Council and the Planning Commission," said Zoller, who also praised officials for "looking to the future, focusing on quality-of-life and sustainability issues, and laying the foundation for growth opportunities."