The Mayor's Office will today release a report from stadium designers Populous that is expected to highlight three sites on downtown's fringe that could become home to a future Nashville Sounds stadium. Not expected to make the list is the former Thermal Plant property on the Cumberland River's west bank.
“That’s the first step — to determine what’s the right location or locations to build a baseball stadium, and then there’s lots of steps after that,” Riebeling said Wednesday. “There’s details on financing. There’s working out an agreement with the Sounds.
“I’m sure every site has unique issues that will have to be worked through,” he added. “It’s a long process from here, but this is a good first step.”
The long-planned Fifth & Garfield project in Salemtown remains viable, with its developer having recently made a move to improve the project’s chances of being brought to fruition.
Jim Creason said Monday he has enlisted Realty Trust to assist him in reinventing the proposed residential development, which could feature high-end brownstones with rooftop terraces. The project's site near the handsome Fehr School building sits empty.
Fifth & Garfield, to be located at the northeast intersection of those two streets, would be a bold project. Seemingly, the units would be priced at the higher end of Salemtown properties (a few of which have sold for more than $500,000). Of note, Creason’s Trust Development has developed various "period homes" in Germantown and Salemtown — the company’s Clayton on Sixth won a Metro Historical Commission award — and the man is passionate about vintage architecture and infilling North Nashville neighborhoods.
Creason, who bought the property in 2007 and envisions eight units, said the team will overhaul an outdated website. He is working directly with Realty Trust’s Grant Hammond, one of the city’s experts in urban condo/townhome sales and marketing.
“We’re still exploring product types and designs,” Hammond said. “We’re not quite ready to commit [to construction].”
Creason serves as senior vice president of business development at Censis Technologies Inc., a health care technology company based in Franklin.
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