By Andy Humbles | February 11, 2014

The first phase of a large, mixed-use project in Mt. Juliet called Providence Central is nearing its start in the spring, with developers expected to close on the property in the next 30 to 60 days.

Providence Central will be on the west side of Mt. Juliet Road across from Providence Marketplace and the Providence residential communities.

What it is:

  • On 270 acres
  • 750 multi-family units and 150 single-family homes
  • 1.5 million square feet of office space for two- to six-story buildings
  • 300,000 square feet of commercial space


First phase

  • Creekside Apartments will have 220 units in multiple two-story buildings that will look like houses and include a garage for most units. A clubhouse, pool, playground, walkways, dog park and auto wash area will be amenities.
  • The Dobbins Group bought the approximately 18 acres and is developing the apartments.
  • The first units should be finished late this year and all the units within a year.


What’s next

“Phase 2 we hope to bring some retail or office to the Providence Central project,” said Frank Horton with master developer Land Innovations.

Developers will be required to conduct traffic studies and make various improvements where necessary on Mt. Juliet Road, where congestion already is a problem near Interstate 40 and Providence Marketplace.

“This will be a phased development,” said Mt. Juliet City Manager Kenny Martin. “As a result the traffic impact should be extremely nominal and come over an extended period of time and be mitigated as the process moves forward.”

Roadwork already has started to realign Providence Parkway around the Walgreens on Mt. Juliet Road. The development also will extend Providence Parkway about 900 feet west, which will set up the entrance to the apartments.

Mt. Juliet officials hope the office portion of Providence Central attracts jobs and propels a new Central Pike interchange in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Transportation.