Heritage Plaza – Historic Jefferson Street

About This Project

MDHA and the community worked together to transform a blighted area of Jefferson Street into an open, park like space that celebrates the many achievements of the Historic Jefferson Street residents.


Jefferson Street was a mecca for musicians and performers the likes of Aretha Franklin, Count Basie, Muddy Waters, James Brown, Etta James, Otis Redding, Ray Charles, and B.B. King.  Jimi Hendrix honed his guitar playing skills at Del Morocco Club near Heritage Plaza.


Heritage Plaza is located north of downtown Nashville near historically black schools- Tennessee State University, Fisk University (home to Fisk Jubilee Singers), and Meharry Medical and Dental College.


Landscape design was by EDGE.