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Design teams pitch visions for Sulphur Dell neighborhood

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Design work continues for the neighborhood surrounding the future baseball stadium at Sulphur Dell.

Four design teams from some of the top schools in the nation presented their visions Thursday in the Urban Land Institute's annual competition to redevelop one neighborhood in the country.

The Nashville Sounds' ballpark will anchor the new neighborhood near Jefferson Street, which will have homes mixed with shopping, entertainment and gathering spots.

"It's an ideas competition. So different cities have looked at some of the ideas cities have presented and thought, 'Maybe we could do a variation on that,'" said Gayle Berens, with the Urban Land Institute.

The proposals were handed over to the mayor's office from teams made up of future architects, landscape designers and real estate financiers.

"Because it is a practical project and it has realistic constraints, people believe that this will work and that they can do something in the real world, that they can accomplish something," said Wajeha Qureshi, with Harvard University.

The competition was tough and included hours of research, such as Harvard's dream of a market district in that spot or the Georgia Institute of Technology's plans of an uptown ballpark.

"Including rooftop views and balconies that look onto the ballpark and establishing some parks to connect the ballpark to the riverfront," said Logan Tuura, with the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Another proposal from the University of Texas planned for grassy border to protect the new hot spot from a major flood event.

The University of Maryland ended up winning the contest, and the Terrapins take home a $50,000 prize for their work. The other three finalists still get a $10,000 award.

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