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Nashville Downtown Partnership Recognizes Exceptional Projects in 2020, Releases Annual Report


NASHVILLE, Tenn. –  The Nashville Downtown Partnership has recognized eight transformational projects delivered to the downtown neighborhood in 2020. Awardees in the categories of LIVE, WORK, PLAY and INVEST represent developments, institutions and public spaces that contribute significantly to the value of Nashville’s urban core.

The Nashville Downtown Partnership has presented awards annually for 25 years. The pandemic, which has delivered an economic blow and disrupted momentum in Nashville just like it has throughout the world, presents a unique lens through which we can look at the progress of Nashville. President and CEO Tom Turner: “2020 has shown us that, in truly great cities, these elements don’t cease to exist during unusual and difficult times, as evidenced by these projects.”

This year, award winners are recognized in a video online at, in lieu of the Partnership’s Annual Meeting & Award Luncheon. Mayor John Cooper and Governor Bill Lee address award winners with not only recognition, but thanks for working together to build a great city. The award announcement is accompanied by the Partnership’s release of its Annual Report. Presenting key facts and figures, the Annual Report finds much to be optimistic about despite a most challenging year. The public can review the Annual Report for a summary of downtown’s economic impact and the ways the Partnership deploys resources to ensure downtown remains a vibrant neighborhood, business district, entertainment hub, and a catalyst for investment and transformation.

Congratulations to the 2020 Award Winners:

  • LIVE:
    • The Place at Fifth and Broadway
    • 1200 Broadway
  • WORK:
    • The Joseph
    • Grand Hyatt Nashville
  • PLAY
    • Peabody Plaza
    • Gulch Union
    • Three Thirty Three/Noble Park
    • National Museum of African American Music




About the Nashville Downtown Partnership

Organized in 1994, the Nashville Downtown Partnership is a private-sector nonprofit corporation and membership organization whose core purpose is “to make Downtown Nashville the compelling urban center in the Southeast in which to LIVE, WORK, PLAY and INVEST.” The Nashville Downtown Partnership works to advance the downtown experience for residents, employees, businesses and visitors alike. From its Clean and Safe teams to effective collaboration with public and private leaders to identify and implement resources that serve all of downtown, the Nashville Downtown Partnership enhances Nashville’s economic vitality and manages sustainable growth. For more information, visit