May 27, 2015
Urban Land Institute’s Nashville chapter gathered at oneC1TY’s C1TYBLOX for “Containers Before Cocktails: C1TYBLOX – A Story of Repurposed Shipping Containers in Healthy Lifestyle Developments,” in association with ULI Nashville’s “Content Before Cocktails” series.
ULI Nashville President and oneC1TY Nashville General Manager Ryan Doyle opened the event with a presentation about how oneC1TY puts health at the forefront of the community’s development. “…this includes everything from the way people work, to engineering ease into healthier daily routines, to the connections between the built environment and the experiences that shape our lives,” he said. Doyle specifically highlighted the components of C1TYBLOX as a microcosm of the larger oneC1TY objectives.
His remarks were followed by a self-guided tour of C1TYBLOX, an arrangement of 21 repurposed shipping containers set to create a mini retail district spotlighting healthy food, fitness and event space within oneC1TY.