Downtown Residential Report – Part II
Historically, Nashville has taken a slow-growth approach, especially in the residential sphere. Developers got a late start in downtown due to lack of residential zoning until the mid 1990’s. The Downtown Living Initiative released in 2003 by the Mayor’s Office, the Nashville Downtown Partnership, and several partnering organizations, served as a catalyst for many developers, prompting them to follow in footsteps of developers in downtowns across the nation. While Nashville was just beginning its residential renaissance, its sister cities were building downtown neighborhoods.