The city of Nashville, generally, and the Bellevue community, specifically, have a unique opportunity to work with private developers to add significant linkages to the existing Harpeth River Greenway system as well as to provide additional park access and to activate the current Bellevue Park without cost to the taxpayer.
Today the public greenway runs from Edwin Warner Park before ending abruptly at the CSX rail line near Bellevue Park. The proposed greenway addition will add a critical missing section identified in Metro Parks’ “Plan to Play” master plan, creating an uninterrupted path from Warner Park to Bellevue Park.
As part of its plan to build the Ariza Bellevue apartments, developer Cypressbrook has proposed to donate 20 acres along the Harpeth River to Metro Parks and to fund the construction of the extended greenway and a new multimodal access bridge.
Through these efforts, the Ariza Bellevue project supports the mission of Greenways for Nashville by expanding public parks and greenways which enrich everyday lives and make Nashville a more sustainable, equitable, healthy, and connected community. More specifically, the project will...