With easy access to an existing commercial center just 20 miles south of Nashville, this planned 23 acre mixed-use development combines the City of Franklin’s charm with Nashville’s urban vibrancy to set a new standard for pedestrian-oriented developments in Middle Tennessee. Named after the Bigby-Cannon Limestone geologic formation on which it sits, Bigby will combine office, restaurant, residential and retail space with open space, walking paths and parks to create the ideal community in which to live, work and play.
Bigby tops a bluff that offers sweeping views of the surrounding rolling hills. These views form the central organizing element of the development. At the center of the development is Bigby Plaza, a vibrant urban commons that will provide flexible space to host special events like concerts, pop-up markets and festivals. Surrounding the plaza will include 30,000 square feet of retail space, 320,000 square feet of diverse office space, approximately 345 combined multi-family apartments and townhomes and a 200-room hotel.
Buildings that are simultaneously classic and contemporary will form a true town center and the activity generated by the planned hotel, retail and residential buildings will make this urban district a preferred destination beyond just office hours. Blurring the lines between city and nature, over half of the site will be preserved to create a 12-acre, integrated public park to serve the local community. Well-lit walking paths, fountains/benches, dynamic public plazas, dog parks and pocket parks encourage physical activity and promote wellness.
Both the 280,000-square-foot office tower and the 40,000-square-foot loft office space will appeal to a variety of potential tenants, especially those seeking creative and innovative work environments. Organization of flexible, open floor plates will allow for a high percentage of open space, accommodate future growth and maximize rentable space. Floor-to-ceiling glass will accentuate outdoor views and provide ample daylight.