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Meribah Knight / WPLN

Edgehill residents are celebrating a small victory. After a private developer took over most of a neighborhood park in Music Row, they complained the move was a new level of intrusion. But now, plans have changed.

Courtesy of Cumberland Heights

Nashville's Music Row is home to recording studios, publishing houses — and now, an addiction treatment facility. Cumberland Heights cut the ribbon Tuesday on a new outpatient clinic in what has been the center of of the Nashville music industry. 

Rick Smith

This week the Metro Planning Department published the latest version of a plan meant to preserve Music Row.

 

It’s the culmination of a two-year project that was born following the near-demolition of Historic RCA Studio A and resulted in a temporary ban on tear-downs in the neighborhood.

Music Row Plan
Historic Nashville Inc.

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What will it take to balance rapid growth and historic preservation along Nashville’s Music Row? The answer could be an uncommon policy that allows some buildings to be very large — but only if their developers pay to protect smaller recording studios and home offices.

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National Trust for Historic Preservation

Nashville’s Music Row is trying to agree on a plan for its future — a tricky process that must navigate competing interests.

Nearly eight months ago, the Metro Planning Commission declared a temporary halt on dense development of the Row, and a public meeting that drew about 50 people Monday night to begin the search for compromise.

Historic Nashville Inc.

A heightened sense of urgency accompanied today’s announcement of the “Nashville Nine” list of endangered historic properties.

Just one day before the non-profit Historic Nashville Inc. revealed its list, a marquee building identified on last year’s list — the Trail West building on Lower Broadway — was abruptly torn down by its owners.

Nina Cardona / WPLN

The Metro Planning Commission on Thursday denied a re-zoning request by two developers hoping to build a six-story apartment building on Music Row. Not only did the commission deny those plans, the panel also put a 12 to 18 month moratorium on any zoning change request for the area.