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HDR Selected to Manage Transformative East Bank Redevelopment in Nashville

NASHVILLE, TN — HDR has been selected to manage the transformation of more than 500 acres in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee. The Imagine East Bank Vision Plan outlines the largest development project in the city’s history and envisions a new future for what is mostly underused land adjacent to its downtown.

Currently dominated by parking lots and industrial sites, the city has developed a vision plan that imagines the area’s rebirth into dense urban neighborhoods, featuring multimodal access, mixed-use developments, and a vibrant riverfront for Nashvillians to enjoy. A new professional football stadium and major corporate headquarters will be key parts of the transformation.

“We are essentially creating a city from scratch," said Principal Program Manager Jim Czarnecky, who is leading HDR's work. "It will require expertise in utilities, planning, sustainability, engineering, project controls, and much more. It’s a once-in-a-generation opportunity, and I’m thrilled to contribute to the growth of this city I love.”

HDR’s team will work as an extension of Metro Nashville, providing oversight of planning, engineering, and construction on both public and private East Bank projects. All development in the East Bank will be coordinated through the program management office, which will track activities, finances, schedules, and how projects relate to each other.

“A project of this size requires a dedicated team to help realize Metro’s vision in ensuring we build thriving neighborhoods and spaces dedicated to Nashvillians,” said Metro Nashville Chief Development Officer Bob Mendes. “We are thrilled to partner with HDR, who has proven experience bringing projects like this to life.”

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“The East Bank is bursting with unrealized possibilities for improving the lives of Nashville residents,” said HDR Principal-in-Charge Kyle Guthrie. “This program will create vibrant, equitable, and livable neighborhoods where now there are acres of asphalt. It’s an honor to be part of this historic revitalization.”

The East Bank continues HDR’s leadership in program management across North America. HDR’s program management practice provides a range of multidisciplinary services adapted to the needs of each owner and program, with services designed to drive delivery certainty and efficiency, control risks, and facilitate sound decisions. Recent and ongoing efforts include the Advanced Wastewater Treatment Program for Sacramento’s Regional San, the Ontario Line Subway for Metrolinx, and the landside portion of the LAX Airfield and Terminal Modernization Project for Los Angeles World Airports.

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