- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 7, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - More than 200 music-related businesses are still in operation on Nashville’s Music Row, and 66 music-business properties are worthy of a spot on the National Register of Historic Places, a recent study says.

More findings by the National Trust for Historic Preservation are being unveiled in detail at a community meeting Wednesday, The Tennessean reported (https://tnne.ws/1ZbyJJF).

The report, which studied the history and land use of the popular music industry corridor, formerly Record Row, found that it has played a central role in Nashville’s economic development and cultural history.

Lead researcher Carolyn Brackett said Music Row is a one-of-a-kind concentration of music-industry businesses unlike anything in the country.

“Nashville’s Music Row is a place of unique significance in transforming our nation’s culture,” Brackett said in her report. “It is the centerpiece of Nashville’s national and international reputation as ‘Music City.’

The report’s findings are important for the Metro Planning Department as the focus shifts to what city government will do, if anything, to preserve Music Row. Earlier this year, the department placed a “pause” on new development.

Developers have plans for the corridor along 16th and 17th Avenues South, which include ideas for condominiums, apartments and boutique hotels.

The corridor unofficially turned 60 years old this year.


Information from: The Tennessean, https://www.tennessean.com

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