Nashville seeks moratorium on Music Row condo onslaught

AP News
Posted: Feb 13, 2015 3:03 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The onslaught of high-end condo developments along Nashville's storied Music Row looks to be coming to an end — at least for now.

City planning officials are recommending a moratorium on new projects seeking to raze or significantly alter buildings that helped build up Nashville's reputation as the capital of country music.

Craig Owesnby, a spokesman for the city's planning commission, says the moratorium could run for a year and a half while officials work on a comprehensive plan to balance growth with the history and culture of Music Row.

Music Row has long been home to an eclectic mix of recording studios, record label buildings, publishing houses and music industry office space. But its location just southeast of downtown has also made it a prime target for development.