What Antioch’s Global Mall site could look like in the future

Metro Planning released its draft concept plan for the revitalization of the Global Mall property.

An graphic detailing land uses, including a transit center, town square, and more

A birds-eye view of the Global Mall draft concept plan. | Graphic via Metro Planning

A plan to redevelop Antioch’s Global Mall, formerly known as Hickory Hollow Mall, is gaining momentum with the draft concept plan now available for review.

Metro Planning anticipates releasing a final concept plan later this summer, so let’s put on our hard hats and look into ways this space could be revitalized + how you can get involved.

The site

The 64-acre Global Mall site is situated southeast of downtown along Bell Road and consists of four anchor buildings. Nashville State Community College and the Southeast Community Center occupy two buildings, with plans for a charter school in the former Macy’s building. Metro acquired most of the mall site in early 2022 and kicked off the redevelopment study in October.


A street-view rendering of the “town square” area. | Rendering via Metro Planning

The plan

The study area spans 350 acres and is based on feedback from community meetings. The plan in its current form looks to incorporate:

  • Transit center
  • Existing buildings housing the community center, library, and Ford Ice Center
  • Mixed-use buildings with housing and ground-floor retail
  • Parking garage
  • Hotel
  • Office and co-working spaces
  • Space for performing arts, museums, or other civic use
  • Retail, restaurants, and art studios

The multi-phase development would be anchored by a “town square” with ample green space and an “arts way” with a focus on housing for artists, galleries, and startup businesses.
In March 2022, Metro and Vanderbilt expressed plans for a 600,000-sqft health care facility in the mall’s interior; however, this proposal is absent from the most recent draft and may be incorporated into the redevelopment in other ways.


This area of the draft plan is called “Innovation Boulevard” which would include a mix of office, health care, and start-up businesses. | Rendering via Metro Planning

Next steps

If you missed the community meetings this month, there’s still time to get involved. Metro Planning launched an online survey, as well as an interactive mapping tool that allows you to pinpoint exactly what you love — or perhaps dislike — about the draft plan.

Bookmark the project page and stay tuned for the final concept plan later this summer. The final version will ultimately require Metro Council approval.

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