NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Donelson could become Nashville’s first transit-oriented community.
The Regional Transit Authority has now put the land surrounding the Music City Star train up for lease.
The goal is to find a developer that will create a mixed-use community around the train stop to offer restaurants, businesses, and living space.
Councilman Jeff Syracuse, whose district covers Donelson and Opry Mills, told News 2 he’s already gotten calls from interested parties.
“This is a game-changer,” he said. “We are looking to change going from a park-and-ride to a maybe ‘get out your door and ride,'” he said.
Syracuse hopes this kind of investment will help to eventually have the train run more often.
“The vision that was put in place for Donelson back in 2008 was called ‘Downtown Donelson’–a mixed-use, transit-oriented, walkable downtown center,” he told News 2. “So this has the potential to be that kind of game-changer to make that happen.”