More than 200 people joined the Post team this week at WeWork East Nashville to celebrate the launch of Boom, the fall edition of our quarterly magazine series that focuses on Middle Tennessee's growth and development. The event included remarks from Nashville Civic Design Center CEO Gary Ga…

When then-Mayor Megan Barry’s office announced late last year that it had partnered with local nonprofit The Housing Fund to establish Nashville’s first community land trust, stakeholders estimated full implementation of the program would not take place until fiscal year 2019-20.

Tennessee and Nashville still love their incentives. In May, city and state officials were on hand to celebrate Wall Street firm AllianceBernstein’s decision to establish its headquarters in Nashville, bringing around 1,000 jobs with it — and garnering $17.5 million in state incentives by doing so.

In a shuttered sheet metal factory located in the heart of The Nations, several dozen artists recently were busy transforming the interior into an exhibit space for murals, graffiti and other artwork that would be gone after just a few hours on public display.

This spring, Tony Giarratana was back in the headlines with a proposal for his latest tall downtown residential tower on the site of the Church Street Park across from the Nashville Public Library’s main branch. And while the details of how that project might come to fruition — if it does at…

A number of our past editions of Boom have touched on topics featuring the idea of reclaiming public spaces. We’ve written about possibly capping a section of the downtown interstate loop, about the Nashville Civic Design Center’s work to convert parking spaces on popular thoroughfares, abou…

Almost five months have passed since the overwhelming defeat of the Let’s Move Nashville transit referendum, which was rejected by Davidson County voters on May 1 by a 2-to-1 margin.

Marshall Crawford, the Housing Fund executive overseeing Nashville’s under-construction community land trust initiative, says he is “looking at organizations doing it well” around the country.

Joe Bucher serves as a principal with Nashville-based Gresham Smith + Partners, the architecture, urban planning and engineering firm working on downtown’s massive mixed-use project Nashville Yards.

It’s not hard to picture commuters making the morning drive north on Interstate 65 to Cool Springs, Maryland Farms and downtown Nashville. Now imagine thousands of them heading in the opposite direction to offices, retail outlets and restaurants in Spring Hill.

Real estate development can be a challenge, even in cities experiencing modest growth. In Nashville, with its population boom, the task is often downright frustrating.

As this magazine went to press in late August, two local real estate professionals were working to finalize their new investment offering, a real estate fund focused primarily on apartments but distributed via electronic tokens based on blockchain technology.

In 2015, NashvilleNext created a vision to address the city’s tremendous growth, equipping urban communities to weather the storm of development with grace and effectiveness.

Metro officials and other regional leaders two years ago released the nMotion plan to build out Middle Tennessee’s public transit networks. With the decisive defeat of May’s referendum, almost all of those plans have been put on ice. MTA officials are moving forward on a few projects — inclu…

Last summer, the Post tracked a number of recently developed apartment complexes, looking for trends in their price dynamics. The results were fairly direct: Demand was still rising — and prices with it.

Conceived some five decades ago, MetroCenter grew up as a piece of suburban planning just about within sight of the state capitol. For years, it remained largely a collection of low-slung office buildings and distribution centers interrupted by some retail strips and bordered by Ted Rhodes P…

With Nashville’s voters having spoken in a May referendum to not approve the then-proposed roughly $5.4 billion transit plan, the Post is taking a look ahead.

Regular visitors to Lower Broadway over the years — and yes, we know you only go when friends or family come to visit — will have noticed various projects to improve the safety and mobility of pedestrians there. Some, including street furniture and blue lanes, have been very temporary experi…

The long-proposed redevelopment of The Fairgrounds Nashville has been a contentious issue ever since then-Mayor Karl Dean rolled out a plan to radically transform the 117-acre site into a mixed-use corporate campus in 2011.

In the late 1990s, Nashvillians were not thinking about how The Gulch and SoBro could interact in a seamlessly connected manner.

In June, the Metro Planning Department welcomed Lucy Kempf as executive director. Kempf, who replaced Doug Sloan, previously served as the department’s land development division manager. She joined the department in September 2016 after working 10 years at the National Capital Planning Commi…

Although the manic growth in Nashville has started to slow down, there are still a ton of people looking for rental housing. That influx is marked by young people who are still in their nomadic days, not yet ready to settle down and buy property. As a result, you see cranes all around town t…

In a Nashville era when construction projects seem to pop out of the ground in an instant, the quest for a boathouse to serve the region’s rowers has had a remarkable shelf life. The vision to give Middle Tennessee’s rowing community a central home dates back to the Karl Dean administration …

When the local leaders of property management and construction giant Lendlease decided to leave their longtime home in Midtown’s Palmer Plaza, they also set out to take full advantage of their chance to overhaul their office environment.

Emerging from work done earlier this decade in the Elmington Park area and Madison, the Nashville Civic Design Center’s Design Your Neighborhood program has pushed tactical urbanism into parts of Nashville not regularly blanketed by tourists or concert attendees. This summer, the program too…

Charlie Robin serves as president of Robin Realty Co., a downtown-based company that focuses on retail space. Robin, whose father William H. Robin, founded the company in 1947, has been involved in the local commercial real estate industry since 1976 and is considered one of its venerable el…