May 25, 2022

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3 entertainment barges proposed on Cumberland River

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — From land to drinking water, a new district in East Germantown keeps on increasing.

On Friday, News 2 acquired far more about a challenge which is said to reinvent the use of the Cumberland River, with a waterfront growth on the West financial institution.

Over the final number of many years, Germantown has boasted pretty the diversity of development, with just one of the largest undertakings staying the 14-acre Neuhoff Site, a previous meatpacking facility that New City Attributes obtained in 2019.

In the future, the company’s president, Jim Irwin, said there will be a lot more than 500 condominium units, business office, retail, cafe room, and entry to the river.

The founder of Nashville Now Upcoming, Robert Looper lll, who tracks true estate progress in town, put alongside one another this graphic that exhibits the concentration of projects encompassing the redevelopment of Neuhoff.

In the meantime, a public see shared by the Army Corps of Engineers this 7 days tells us much more about Irwin’s programs for river obtain with a proposal for a few linked barges: one with a restaurant and bar, yet another with a walking route and landscaping, and the previous, with a sundeck and pool.

Files exhibit the barges would be 35 feet huge, 200 ft prolonged and they’d remain there permanently, falling and rising with the river.

The final decision of whether to problem a Department of Military allow will be primarily based on an analysis of impacts, with the Army Corps looking into land use, flood hazards, general environmental worries, and far more, according to Tim Wilder, chief of the West Branch Regulatory Division in the Nashville District. They will also look at points like economics, aesthetics, recreation, and, more generally, the requirements and welfare of the folks.

Which is only the initial step.

In addition to the DA permit, other federal, condition, and/or local approvals might be demanded for the proposed do the job, which includes Metro Nashville and the Tennessee Office of Atmosphere and Conservation.

The applicant states impacts to the Cumberland River have been minimized all through the structure phase, with no dredging of the river needed.

The Military Corps of Engineers explained any particular person may well ask for, in creating, within the comment interval, that a general public hearing be held to look at this application. 

Written statements obtained on or ahead of April 3, 2022, will grow to be a component of the file and will be deemed in the perseverance. 

“The in general process is to consider the information equipped by the applicant, obtained from the community and other federal government agencies, and gathered by the Corps to determine regardless of whether the venture is contrary to the community desire and whether the proposal would be in compliance with federal rules. The most considerable of these are the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), Endangered Species Act (ESA), Federal Clean Water Act (CWA), and the River and Harbors Act of 1899,” Wilder stated in a statement to News 2.

Any response to this observe must reference LRN-2021-00627 and be directed to the Regulatory Branch, Consideration: Amy Robinson, at [email protected]