nashville’s south broadway district, aka “sobro,” is poised for a major transformation over the next twenty-four months. multiple projects are scheduled to begin this summer in the bustling area surrounding the new convention center:
:::the 21-story, 800-room omni hotel begins construction in june.
:::the expansion of the country music hall of fame & museum also starts next month. the hall of fame is set to double in size on the fifth avenue side to connect to the omni hotel. this addition might include one of america’s oldest letterpress print shops, hatch show print. details are still up in the air as to whether this will be a second location or if hatch show print will move all of its operations to the new site. fifth south will also most likely include more upscale dining and retail than the fare of lower broadway and second avenue.
:::the new greyhound terminal at 715 5th avenue south is scheduled to open its door fall 2011. greyhound officials so far have been unwilling to discuss the building’s appearance.
:::the city has begun acquiring 32 parcels to extend korean veterans blvd (kvb) from fourth avenue to eighth avenue. two of those parcels have already been condemned. if all goes according to plan, completion is planned for fall 2012.
:::nes’ new substation, which fronts sixth avenue and kvb, will begin construction in june.
:::wsmv channel 4 news anchor demetria kalodimos is nearing completion on her new video production building. it will sit near the future roundabout where 8th, kvb and lafayette come together.
:::the convention center continues to take shape as well. the building should be topped out spring 2012 and opening spring 2013.