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Why a developer set to transform Greer Stadium compares plan to 'beachfront property'

The Nashville Business Journal Adam Sichko, July 13, 2017

As a 30-year veteran of Wall Street, Tom Middleton faces an intriguing task: attracting investors to a mixed-use development in Nashville loaded with apartments priced below market rates and where 40 percent of the property would remain undeveloped.

Residents, Business Owners Praise, Criticize Greer Development Plan

The Tennessean – Marissa Gaston and Katherine Scheu, June 18, 2017

The winning plan for the old Greer Stadium site calls for affordable housing, retail and creative space for artists and musicians.

There would be a cultural center and a great lawn for the Wedgewood-Houston community to gather.

Even the old, historic guitar-shaped baseball scoreboard would get incorporated into the plan.

Famed Music Producer Focuses on Turning Around Old Greer Stadium

WKRN – Stephanie Langston, June 16, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Famed music producer T. Bone Burnett has big plans for Music City, but we are not talking about riffs.

Instead, he is focusing his attention on turning around the old Greer Stadium site in south Nashville.

You are likely familiar with his work on the soundtracks of “O Brother Where Art Thou?” and “Walk the Line.”

How the Winning Greer Stadium Redevelopment Plan Stacks Up to Those That Lost Out

The Tennessean – Joey Garrison, May 31, 2017 Story also appears in: Nashville Business Journal

After three years of speculation on the future of Greer Stadium, Mayor Megan Barry's administration last week chose a redevelopment proposal pushed by prominent Nashville developer Bert Mathews and legendary music producer T Bone Burnett.

In doing so, the city awarded their arts-driven vision for the site over four other redevelopment pitches.

After an open records request by The Tennessean, the Metro Finance Procurement Office provided the plans submitted by each of the other development groups that were under consideration.

Developer Chosen to Redevelop Greer Stadium

NewsChannel 5 (WTVF) – Jonquil Newland, May 30, 2017 

Three years after the last game at Greer Stadium, city officials chose a developer and set of plans to breath life back into the property.

"I have gotten sad with seeing it just kind of get dilapidated and that awesome score board just sit there with nothing going on," resident, Matt Greer said.

He's lived in the south Nashville community for nearly 15 years and remembers the ball park in it's hay day.

Group including T Bone Burnett picked to redevelop Greer Stadium site

The Tennessean – Joey Garrison, May 26, 2017 Story also appears in: Nashville Business Journal

Mayor Megan Barry's administration has picked the developer it wants to redevelop the old Greer Stadium property, choosing an arts-driven vision for the site that includes large pockets of park and open space, affordable housing, and an assortment of creative arts and music space.

The Metro Finance Procurement Office late Friday issued an intent to award project to The Mathews Company, a Nashville-based commercial real estate firm led by President Bert Mathews. A contract is still contingent on negotiations.

Mathews' development team for the project, known as the Cloud Hill Partnership, also includes renowned music producer T Bone Burnett and Tom Middleton. The group beat out four other development proposals from other firms that were finalists.