Hillsboro Village is gearing up to receive some needed external improvements. Streetscape enhancements are underway to improve sidewalks, add bicycle racks, repair damaged brick and make the overall area more aesthetically pleasing and pedestrian friendly.
Planting spaces between Wedgewood Ave. and Acklen will be expanded as well as recommendations to improve the landscaping at the Magnolia Blvd/21st Ave. S. intersection. This project is one of a larger master plan for Hillsboro Village improvements and enhancements.
Last year a pedestrian count was completed by the Nashville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization who counted 798 pedestrians and bicyclists out in Hillsboro Village during their counting times of 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. These changes will create the opportunity for more pedestrians to enjoy walking the streets of Hillsboro Village, one of Nashville’s beloved neighborhoods.
The $167,000 project is funded in part by a federal transportation enhancement grant with matching metro funds. Construction crews will be working on one block at a time to minimize any disruption to area businesses and expect construction to be completed by late summer.