The Gulch Racks Up Another Honorable Mention

the Velocity condos in The Gulch

The Men’s Journal has named the former rail yard district near downtown Nashville one of the best neighborhoods in the country:

“For a century the Gulch was just a barren railroad corridor, then redevelopment brought it back from the dead. It also created the first LEED Neighborhood Development certification in the South – all while preserving some history. Don’t miss the Station Inn, the mother church of bluegrass, now flanked by new condos and sushi bars.”

The Gulch is really the brainchild of MarketStreet Enterprises whose vision for this once blighted area has led the charge for re-urbanization. Since their acquisition of the land in 1999, new restaurants, shops and recently, 3 massive condo buildings have risen from the once barren landscape. The Icon in the Gulch was the first completed condo building followed closely by the Terrazzo and now the Velocity. Obviously the economy has slowed this vision and evolution down, but it has become rather clear that not even the worst recession of my career will stop MarketStreet’s vision from becoming a reality.