TOUR INFORMATION

On the afternoon of May 3 join us for one of three tours exploring great examples of design in Nashville 

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TOUR 1: North Nashville and Historic Germantown Bike Tour

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (3 PDH
MEETING LOCATION: To be decided

North Nashville is a neighborhood with a rich history, but has recently seen intense development interest. Join us as we explore the history and examine the evolution of the recent development taking place in this quickly growing neighborhood of Nashville. The biking tour will include stops at some of North Nashville’s recent developments and infrastructure improvements including the Gulch Complete Street, 5th and Taylor Development, and Capital View. In order to have a better picture of the neighborhood in which this new development is taking place, the bike route will take you through historic parts of North Nashville and will include an overview of its evolution, and discuss the challenges and opportunities of balancing history and new investment.

The route will be a loop route approximately 6 miles in length, and take place on a combination of greenways, shared roadways, and bike lanes. The route will include minimal topography, with some rolling hills and flat sections. Participants are welcome to bring their own bike or utilize a B-Cycle, Nashville’s local bike share. Simply indicate during registration if you will need a bike or will bring your own.

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TOUR 2: Charlotte Corridor Trolley Tour

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (3 PDH)
MEETING LOCATION: TO BE DECIDED

The Charlotte Avenue corridor and adjacent neighborhoods have been a part of the redevelopment and investment taking place in Nashville over the past few years. This tour will take a look at some of the very first investments in this corridor as well as more recent developments that are contributing to its vibrancy and diversity. Tour stops will include One City, Hill Center Sylvan Heights, Stocking 51, and 51st Avenue bike infrastructure improvements. These mixed use developments demonstrate the diverse scale, development strategy, and mix of uses present along this corridor and within the neighborhoods. Hear from the designers and developers as they discuss their investment, successes, challenges, and vision for this continually growing area of Nashville.

Tour participants will be transported by trolley and will have opportunities to explore each development.

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TOUR 3: VANDERBILT CAMPUS WALKING TOUR

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (3 PDH)
MEETING LOCATION: 
KIRKLAND HALL - VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY
2201 WEST END AVE
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE 37240

PARKING: TO BE DECIDED

Enjoy being led across the 333 acre park like campus from the perspective of the Campus Planning and Construction team members. The pedestrian level tour will cover a variety of topics from history, sustainability, mobility, safety, architecture, beautification, and community interaction. The tour will travel through 5 of the 8 distinct “campus neighborhoods” that make up Vanderbilt University. Visitors will have an opportunity to visit current construction projects as well as areas in planning. The tour will be guided by Robert Waits – University Landscape Architect, Campus Planning and Construction and Paul Marshall – Project Manager, Architect, Campus Planning and Construction. Please wear comfortable footwear as this tour will be a walking tour covering much of the campus.

Background: The Vanderbilt campus encompasses 333 acres and is located one and a half miles southwest of downtown metro Nashville. The original eleven building campus now includes 179 buildings and over nine million square feet of built space. Vanderbilt is home to more than three hundred tree and shrub varieties, and was designated as an arboretum in 1988. Vanderbilt's Peabody College of education and human development has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a National Historic Landmark since 1966. Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory, located about nine miles from campus, also is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

SPONSORED BY: MAGLIN SITE FURNITURE

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