Green Development in Nashville’s 12 South Neighborhood

The Cute Cottage Company, LLC, a Franklin-based construction firm, received their master permit on Friday, Feb. 11, 2011 to begin work on the green cottage community, Gale Park. Located in Nashville’s trendy 12 South neighborhood, Gale Park is the city’s “newest mini-neighborhood development. This green community features Craftsman-style cottages and townhomes with simple and elegant designs. The community plan embraces the best practices of urban neighborhood design…,” cited the community’s website.

The Nashville Business Journal notes, “Core founder Aaron White said the first development phase will feature 18 homes, 15 of which have been presold. The first homes are slated for completion this summer.”

Gale Park’s eco-freindly Nashville homes are available in five different floor plans – Artisan, Copley, Rockwood, Overbeck, Norton and the recently added, Morris – and they range in cost from approximately $250,000 to $315,000 thousand dollars for 1,200 square feet.

Nashville home buyers will be pleased to know that the energy efficient construction of homes in Gale Park will result in substantial energy savings and lower carbon footprints. What is the Cute Cottage Company doing to build these new Nashville homes with a green focus? They’re using cellulose insulation, which reduces air pockets and gaps – it’s been shown to save homeowners around 40% on their heating and cooling costs; installing a radiant barrier roof to deflect heat away from the home’s interior; and putting in double glazed windows. There will also be compact fluorescent lighting, low maintenance exteriors and energy star appliances. Plus the community’s convenient urban location will save homeowners on transportation costs.

All the homes in Gale Park will have hardwood floors, granite countertops, stainless appliances, front porches and European bath fixtures. It will be a pedestrian-friendly neighborhood with tree-lined boulevards and a planned playground. Located near Nashville’s Sevier Park, Gale Park residents will be within walking distance of pizza joints, coffee shops, salons, shopping, Hillsboro Village, downtown Nashville and Green Hills.

You can stay abreast of happenings within Nashville’s Gale Park by following the community’s blog.

If you would like to learn more about green living in Nashville or the upcoming Gale Park residences, contact Todd Taylor at email hidden; JavaScript is required.