HDR Selected to Manage Transformative East Bank Redevelopment in Nashville
Program Management Team Will Oversee the Largest Revitalization Program in Nashville History
HDR has been selected to manage the transformation of more than 500 acres in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee. The Imagine East Bank Vision Plan outlines the largest development project in the city’s history and envisions a new future for what is mostly underused land adjacent to its downtown.
Currently dominated by parking lots and industrial sites, the city has developed a vision plan that imagines the area’s rebirth into dense urban neighbourhoods, featuring multimodal access, mixed-use developments and a vibrant riverfront for Nashvillians to enjoy. A new professional football stadium and major corporate headquarters will be key parts of the transformation.
“We are essentially creating a city from scratch," said Principal Program Manager Jim Czarnecky, who is leading HDR's work. "It will require expertise in utilities, planning, sustainability, engineering, project controls and much more. It’s a once-in-a-generation opportunity, and I’m thrilled to contribute to the growth of this city I love.”
HDR’s team will work as an extension of Metro Nashville, providing oversight of planning, engineering and construction on both public and private East Bank projects. All development in the East Bank will be coordinated through the program management office, which will track activities, finances, schedules and how projects relate to each other.
“A project of this size requires a dedicated team to help realize Metro’s vision in ensuring we build thriving neighbourhoods and spaces dedicated to Nashvillians,” said Metro Nashville Chief Development Officer Bob Mendes. “We are thrilled to partner with HDR, who has proven experience bringing projects like this to life.”
“The East Bank is bursting with unrealized possibilities for improving the lives of Nashville residents,” said HDR Principal-in-Charge Kyle Guthrie. “This program will create vibrant, equitable and livable neighbourhoods where now there are acres of asphalt. It’s an honour to be part of this historic revitalization.”
For over a century, HDR has partnered with clients to shape communities and push the boundaries of what’s possible. Our expertise spans more than 12,000 employees in more than 200 locations around the world — and counting. Our engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services bring an impressive breadth of knowledge to every project. Our optimistic approach to finding innovative solutions defined our past and drives our future.