Thursday, August 15, 2019 08:58 AM


Tony Giarratana has learned a thing or two about urban placemaking during his 30-plus-year career reinventing properties with tall buildings. Now the veteran Nashville-based developer envisions a project of a different type in essence, an outdoor room that would strike an eye-catching pose within the epicenter of the citys central business district.

Specifically, Giarratana is proposing a radical overhaul of Anne Dallas Dudley Boulevard and its sidewalks (see here[1] and here[2] courtesy of Google Street View), which connect Union and Church streets. If undertaken, Anne Dallas Dudley Park would offer a two-lane street for slow-moving vehicles and lots of green space for pedestrians via a concept known as a woonerf, which was originally implemented in The Netherlands.

Giarratana told the Post he plans to submit the complete street proposal to Metro, regardless of whether the city issues a request for proposals related to Church Street Park, the tiny public green space upon which the developer and his company wanted to build the high-end residential skyscraper Paramount (read here[3]).

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