Metro Nashville Planning Department has officially launched the master planning process for the Global Mall Study with its partners Stantec and Councilwoman Joy Styles.
The goal of the Global Mall Study is to create a roadmap for future development based on community priorities in the Antioch area. During this study, the community will establish a vision to transform the site and surrounding area through land use policy, transportation, open space, and community design decisions that will positively shape the neighborhood’s future.
“The 2020 Census showed us that the Southeast Nashville area is growing rapidly,” said Lucy Kempf, executive director of Metro Planning. “With Metro’s recent purchase of the Global Mall, we have another important opportunity to work with those who live, work and play in this area to ensure what is built here serves the residents of today and tomorrow.”
Nashville Mayor John Cooper announced in March 2022 that Metro Nashville would acquire the site to provide significant community investments including a performing arts center, after-school youth programming, childcare, entrepreneur and small business development opportunities, Metro offices and services, and as a Southeast Nashville anchor for Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Metro Council approved the purchase in April 2022.
There will be two additional public workshops where residents can participate in an open house style meeting with various maps and stations to gather public feedback based for the sites future. Additional events and stakeholder meetings will be held throughout the study process to ensure the Global Mall becomes a neighborhood asset that supports community needs.
“This is an exciting next step in the process of re-envisioning the mall site. We finally have the opportunity to put all of the established community wants on paper and begin to see them come to fruition,” said Joy Styles, District 32 Metro Councilwoman. “Now is a great time to be in Antioch, with all of the significant development taking place. It has been a long journey and definitely overdue, but we are still just at the beginning. We need everyone to attend this meeting, participate in this planning study and provide their input.”
To learn more, visit the project website at <engagestantec.mysocialpinpoint.com/global-mall>. You can also see updates on Metro Planning’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.