It All Starts with a Shared Vision
The redevelopment of the Greer Stadium property holds a significant opportunity for the city of Nashville. Sitting at the crossroads of several neighborhoods fragmented by freeways and railroad tracks, this site opens the possibility of reconnecting these neighborhoods, spatially and culturally. Currently, it sits abandoned.
The city seeks a private/public partnership for a signature Music City development that meets the needs of transportation, housing, education and public space at a city-owned site – less than 1 mile from downtown – that has been leased to the Nashville Sounds Triple A baseball team since the 1970s. The existing footprint of the stadium and parking is a dog-legged 21 acres lying below an important relic of the Civil War, Fort Negley. Just south of I-40, east of I-65, with railroad tracks immediately to the west, the site is central to a growing music, art and maker community that is developing in this old light-industrial/warehouse district south of downtown.
Our plan is based around the idea of a cultural generator. In an era of political and social change, music and the arts are ever more important to building healthy, sustainable neighborhoods. They are both a celebration of our social diversity and a social unifier. They are both our outlets and our expressions. Our plan proposes a center for music and art that provides an infrastructure to ensure a strong and sustainable culture for our city, our country and – as the music of Nashville has become a worldwide cultural touchstone – the world.
The historic summit on which Fort Negley sits is St. Cloud Hill. In tribute to the profound history of this place, we call this endeavor Cloud Hill.
- T Bone Burnett
The Cloud Hill Partnership