The Beaman Park to Bells Bend corridor project represents an unprecedented opportunity for Nashville and Davidson County to become a regional leader in rural conservation. Few, if any, cities of Nashville’s size retain an intact historic rural and agricultural landscape within 30 minutes of downtown.
Buffered from development by the Cumberland River on the south and the hills of the Western Highland Rim on the north, the corridor’s abundant natural, cultural and recreational resources hold vast potential to improve the quality of life of its residents and greater Nashville. It is a likely candidate to be recognized as a rural historic and archaeological district by the National Register of Historic Places.
This irreplaceable jewel could very easily be lost without careful planning. So far, The Land Trust has protected 445 acres through eight individual projects of the corridor with conservation easements.
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