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(Un)Stalled Mall: Sulphur Dell and the Urbanism of Bureaucracy

View of the state Capitol from Bicentennial Mall

Wednesday, March 19
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


at the 
Nashville Civic Design Center
138 Second Avenue North 


Until recent months, the 1990s Master Plan for the Bicentennial Mall, which presented a walkable urban vision for the Sulphur Dell area, had largely languished. The new Nashville Sounds stadium, along with structured parking and residential development, brings sudden new attention to the area.


"(Un)Stalled Mall" features short presentations on the history of the district, the new stadium's design, and a conversation about future plans for the area, including Sulphur Dell's role in bridging Germantown and Downtown. The presence of state government raises debate with regard to employee parking plans, the relocation of the state archives and museum, and the proposed demolition of the Cordell Hull building.



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