ryman lofts for artists underway

the metropolitan development & housing agency is underway on a new creative arts apartment community on rolling mill hill near the cumberland river.  it is designed for artists and singer/songwriters.  they must earn no more than 60% of the median income of davidson county and must also convince the board they are legitimate working artists.  the concept is new to nashville but not to the rest of the country.  it will now foster a creative environment in a city that’s already known as the “music city,” a title we want to continue to uphold.

prices haven’t been set yet but rough estimates are $600 for a one bedroom and $900 for a two bedroom according to the tennessean.  the site was originally the campus of the nashville general hospital back at the turn of the century.   the overall rehab project will consists of six buildings known originally as the historic trolley barns and will be used primarily for retail and office space for organizations that have a philanthropic or artistic slant.

among the tenants moving in are emma, an email marketing company currently off of 8th avenue, and the non-profit organization, hands on nashville.  the commercial space is 75% leased according to bert mathews of the bert mathews group.

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