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Nashville Downtown Partnership Presents 2021 Outstanding Achievement Awards

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Alexis Bell, Nashville Downtown Partnership


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nashville Downtown Partnership Presents

2021 Outstanding Achievement Awards

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Eight downtown Nashville transformational projects of 2021 were recognized at Nashville Downtown Partnership’s sold-out Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon, Presented by Vanderbilt University, on November 2 at the Omni Nashville Hotel.

Outstanding Achievement Awardees, in the categories of LIVE, WORK, PLAY and INVEST, represent developments, institutions and public spaces that contribute significantly to the value of downtown Nashville’s urban core. The 2021 Award Winners are:

LIVE Award:

805 Lea, Key Real Estate Company

WORK Award: 

501 Commerce, Alliance Bernstein

Amazon Center for Excellence, Amazon

Asurion HQ, Asurion

PLAY Award:

Fifth + Broadway

Hyatt Centric

W Nashville


Voorhees Building and Antiques Mall/Paseo South Gulch, SomeraRoad

Richard Florida, the event’s keynote speaker and one of the world’s leading urbanists, closed his remarks by congratulating the 1,000 business and community leaders in the room: “It’s remarkable what you [the Nashville community] have achieved.”

Additionally, Nashville Downtown Partnership’s Heroic Service Award was presented to Metro Nashville Police and Nashville Fire Department in honor of the first responders on last year’s Christmas day explosion and their service and commitment to the community year-round. A total of $20,000 was gifted to three charities benefitting local service members and their families as a tribute to their invaluable and ongoing contributions to our community.

“Each [award winner] in their own way are improving the downtown experience for all of us,” said NDP President and CEO, Tom Turner. “Congratulations to this year’s award winners and thank you for your tremendous contributions to make downtown Nashville a great place to LIVE, WORK, PLAY, and INVEST.”

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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