What a development in Donelson means for Nashville's $5.4 billion mass-transit overhaul
Metro Council will hold its first vote Tuesday night on a proposed transit-oriented development in Donelson slated to help juice ridership for the region's lone commuter rail, the Music City Star.Metro Council will hold its first vote Tuesday night on a proposed transit-oriented development in Donelson slated to help juice ridership for the region's lone commuter rail, the Music City Star.
City officials point to the Donelson project as an example for how transit-oriented development could work in Nashville, arguing it will provide valuable lessons for Metro moving forward on what works and what doesn't.
Transit-oriented developments, or TODs, have emerged as one of the next big development trends in Nashville, and their prominence will only grow in the years to come if voters approve Metro's $5.4 billion mass-transit overhaul in 42 days.
These developments, if done correctly, result in density, and density results in ridership.
Boosting Nashville's density along transit corridors will be critical in ensuring the city's proposed system — which includes 28.4 miles of light rail — is viable, which is why Metro is expected to encourage transit-oriented developments if the transit referendum passes...
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