Dean to pave state's first 'green' street with praise

Thursday, October 8, 2009 at 1:44am
Staff Reports

Mayor Karl Dean will cut a ribbon across Deaderick Street, the state's first 'green' street, at noon Thursday outside the Public Square.

The streets transformation came with improvements including repaired sidewalks, new trees, a new green median, landscaping, upgraded street and pedestrian safety lighting, additional on-street parking and new solar-powered parking meters.

Work on Deaderick Street began last October after the removal of MTA’s bus terminals, which were replaced by Nashville’s new downtown transit station Music City Central, according to the Mayor's Office. The project was aimed at making Deaderick an attractive and pedestrian-friendly boulevard.

The improvements are part of a long-term redevelopment plan for Deaderick that encourages enhanced building street-fronts and new commercial activity.

Tuesday's celebration at the corner of Deaderick and Third Avenue North will include musical entertainment by One Flew South, featuring Grammy Award-winning songwriter Marcus Hummon, and Transit, a band formed by Nashville MTA employees.


4 Comments on this post:

By: Captain Nemo on 10/8/09 at 5:03

This is good for Nashville.

However this story will sever as another excuse for idgaf to post a love/hate dart at Dean.

By: Kosh III on 10/8/09 at 7:11

This is good. Now with the 3 blocks stretching from the Courthouse Square to Legislative Plaza, there is ample room for outdoor fetivals, concerts etc.

By: knilob on 10/8/09 at 8:13

This street is really well done. My wife and I were admiring it when we went to see Wicked at TPAC.

I, like Kosh, hope to see a possible return of Nashville Summer Lights. This would be an ideal location for something like that now.

By: Time for Truth on 10/10/09 at 10:05

More streets like this! And extend this thinking to East Nashville, which already has several great streets by virtue of history but also some really ugly main thoroughfares.