COMMONWEALTH DEVELOPMENT GROUP, INC.

Nashville Riverfront Park and Amphitheater

Nashville Riverfront Park and Amphitheater Nashville Riverfront Park and Amphitheater Nashville Riverfront Park and Amphitheater Nashville Riverfront Park and Amphitheater Nashville Riverfront Park and Amphitheater Nashville Riverfront Park and Amphitheater Nashville Riverfront Park and Amphitheater Nashville Riverfront Park and Amphitheater

Larry Atema, President and CEO, and Commonwealth Development Group serve as Senior Project and Development Manager, for the Nashville Riverfront Park and Amphitheater. This includes the planning, design and construction oversight for repurposing Nashville’s mile-long Downtown Riverfront to a comprehensive 20-acre urban park and performance venue.

Scope:

  • Master Plans for Riverfront Redevelopment
  • West Riverfront Park — Korean Veterans Boulevard to Metro Courthouse
  • Phase I Master Plan for “Thermal Site”
  • Planning and Design — Downtown Flood Protection System
  • Phase I — Riverfront Park: 10+ acre site, 1 mile of greenway, formal gardens, 1.5 acre event lawn, Nashville’s first urban dog park, public Wi-Fi, outdoor work stations, Arboretum status upon opening with 225 trees and 36 species
  • Amphitheater — performance venue; 6,800 capacity, state-of-the-art outdoor performance venue designed for all genres of music, 7 support buildings for restrooms and concessions
  • Promenade — 60 ft. wide sidewalk with bike lane and landscaping along 1st Avenue
  • 1st Avenue Improvements — enhanced with additional lanes, power and 13 communications company lines placed underground

Cost:

  • Riverfront Park: $52,000,000
  • Downtown Flood Protection System (DFPS): budget prepared at $100,000,000

Schedule:

  • Riverfront Park: 20 months
  • DFPS Design, Engineering, Budgeting: 12 months

Services Provided:

  • All management of program development from conception
  • Procurement, design, engineering, budgeting, financial controls and tracking, payment review and processing
  • Design, construction, and schedule management
  • Coordination with Metropolitan Government departments and agencies
  • Accelerated schedule construction; operator selection; furniture, fixtures, and equipment; logistics and sequencing oversight
  • Commissioning, startup and opening event planning

Diversity Participation Results:

  • Currently Projected Results — Total Project Participation 40+% Minority Owned 13+% Woman Owned 13+% Small 14+%

Safety Record (Project Wide):

  • Well below national averages
  • Every site worker and regular visitors received safety training with full PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), hard hat, safety glasses, and highly visible vest, and gloves

Sustainability:

  • Projected to achieve LEED Gold

    Sustainable Features

    - Geothermal heating and cooling
    - 2,800 sq. ft. of green roofs
    - 1,350 sq. ft. of solar panels
    - 400,000 gallon rain harvesting tank

Art Program:

  • Public Art: 45 ft. tall serpentine structure representative of the Cumberland River
  • Local and regional art throughout amphitheater

Communications & Media:

  • Weekly publication that details site activities and progress (See Appendix F for Weekly Publication)
  • Frequent media interviews and reports

Key Challenges:

  • Former environmentally impacted site
  • “Park-first” setting with a large performance venue
  • Planning for Flood protection integrated in the project to avoid future cost and disruption
  • Condensed schedule with overlapped construction and design
  • Site location at major arterial avenue surrounded by several other projects and infrastructure improvements

For more details, visit www.nashvilleriverfront.org.

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Learn about West Riverfront Park and Amphitheater, Nashville's comprehensive
20-acre urban park and performance venue.

Nashville Riverfront Park and Amphitheater

For Further Information:

Larry A. Atema, latema@cdgtn.com President & CEO

Kathy L. Coggin, kcoggin@cdgtn.com
Executive Vice President

Phone: 615.628.8700