While Nashville’s “it city” status may be relatively new, Music City has long been home to diverse neighborhoods abundant with lush green spaces, bountiful restaurants, music venues, and charming boutiques.
Nothing in life, particularly in a city as dynamic as Nashville, remains static. Four of Nashville’s most established, beloved neighborhoods are going through a transformation. Here’s a look at plans—both in the future and already in the works—for new developments that will fuse time-honored traditions with new amenities. If you haven’t been to these areas in a minute, it’s time to plan an afternoon or weekend staycation to explore.
AJ Capital Partners, the developer of more than 20 acres of mixed- use real estate in Nashville’s Wedgewood Houston neighborhood, is committed to keeping the local charm by building new properties that complement the design aesthetic of existing spaces while introducing new offerings that serve residents from their first cup of coffee to their last nightcap, says Taylor Camp, vice president of leasing at AJ Capital.
In 2022, AJ Capital opened the May Hosiery Mills Factory—home to the Soho House membership club and hotel, among other businesses—as the first phase of neighborhood development. The next phase, Wedgewood Village, will break ground in April and continue the area’s revitalization. New tenants coming to the area include Hero Doughnuts, Red Bull, Matter Health, and The Malin, a co-working space that will be housed in the city’s first mass timber building. The design aesthetic of that next phase will be similar to the May Hosiery Mills complex. “We think it’s our responsibility to preserve the city’s history, so it’s informing architecture of the new construction,” Camp says.