NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – More economic revitalization could be coming to Music City, pumping millions of dollars into the local economy and creating hundreds of jobs.
Topgolf, an entertainment and golf facility, wants to redevelop approximately 22 acres on Cowan Street on the East Bank of the Cumberland River.
The area is now a part of town known more for rocks and dirt.
Tuesday night, the Metro Council voted on the second reading to change the zoning on Cowan from industrial to mixed-use.
It means Topgolf is one step closer to moving into the east side of the city.
If the zoning changes, the development manager of Topgolf, Ted Heilbron, says the company will begin building.
Right now, the lot is vacant. It’s the site of Sequatchie Concrete Service, a supplier of concrete construction materials.
The project would generate millions of dollars and create 500 jobs.
“We have $8 million worth of site-level payroll. We are very proud of our site-level economic impact. We’ll pay north of $30 million in taxes directly to Nashville over the next decade,” Heilbron said. “We believe in Nashville. That’s why we are here.”
The entire project is expected to cost $20 to $25 million.
If the zoning is changed from industrial to mixed-use on May 19, Topgolf expects to break ground by late summer and open 10 months later.