by Lisa A. Grimaldi | April 01, 2015
Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and city officials have unveiled a plan to redevelop the Nashville Convention Center into a mixed-use project, according to press reports. The facility -- which was replaced as Nashville's main convention venue in 2013 by the new Music City Center -- will have retail, restaurant and entertainment space, and also will include a 24-story office tower and a 27-story residential tower. The development also will house the National Museum of African-American Music. City and county officials need to approve the plan; the first hearing will be held April 7.