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Caldwell Avenue Residence Hall

The latest evidence of growth at Belmont is a new residence hall on Caldwell Avenue, set to open in the fall of 2022. The 268,000 square foot structure will join the residential village created with the completion of Tall Hall in 2018 on the south end of campus. Like Tall Hall, this building will provide incredible views of downtown Nashville and will house more than 600 upperclassmen upon completion.

The building will feature all private bedrooms in apartment-style living with a multitude of amenities such as a fitness center, flexible basement space and vending area, a unique two-story lobby featuring study and gathering areas, mail and laundry rooms and two exterior courtyards. The structure will be built with the same high-performance environmental standards as other Belmont projects and will feature exterior limestone and brick accents. This residence hall will add to the 3,500 residential spaces that Belmont has built on campus in the past several years through the construction of 11 residence halls.

Caldwell Avenue Residence Hall Updates:

Starting Monday February 22nd and ending approximately April 30th, work will begin on Caldwell Avenue to improve sewer and storm lines.  In order to maintain 2 lanes of traffic and to keep a safe working area, street parking will be temporarily closed along the North side of Caldwell as installation of these utilities progress from 12th Ave. S. towards 15th Ave. Workers will try and keep the impacted area limited to 100 ft. sections at a time. As installation progresses, the “no parking” area will shift West, and previously closed sections will be re-opened. Installation crews will attempt to provide 48-hour notice to impacted residences regarding any changes to street parking. Disruptions to utilities during this time are not expected.

Blasting for this project has concluded. See below for Blasting Reports.

Blasting Reports:


  • 11/30/20 – 12/4/20
  • 12/6/20 – 12/12/20
  • 12/14/20 – 12/19/20
  • 12/21/20 – 12/24/20
  • 12/28/20 – 12/31/20
  • 1/4/21 – 1/9/21
  • 1/11/21 – 1/16/21


Thrailkill Parking Garage Extension

An addition to Thrailkill Garage will be constructed just to the south of the site for Caldwell Residence Hall to accommodate more parking. Construction will involve demolition of one of the Hillside apartment buildings. Excavation of the site for the garage extension will require some blasting, beginning with line drilling to start in mid to late May and end in mid-June. This will be followed by blasting, beginning in mid-June concluding in approximately late July. Blasting will occur approximately three times per day at about 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Blasting Reports:


  • 5/24/21 – 5/28/21
  • 5/31/21 – 6/4/21
  • 6/7/21 - 6/11/21
  • 6/14/21 - 6/18/21
  • 6/21/21 - 6/25/21


Belmont University Thomas F. Frist College of Medicine

To house Belmont's new medical school - the Thomas F. Frist, Jr. College of Medicine - Belmont has current plans for a 160,000 square foot structure that includes a 350-space, below ground parking garage puts the building in line with the size and scope of other medical school buildings while also allowing for room to grow.

The site is within a block of the campus’ Gordon E. Inman Center and McWhorter Hall, which collectively are home to Belmont’s well known nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, social work, public health and pharmacy programs. The initial plans for the building continue the rich architectural detailing for which Belmont is known, extending the campus’ footprint further down Wedgewood Avenue. The facility is being designed to create a fully interdisciplinary educational experience, allowing students in Belmont’s existing health science programs to interact with aspiring MDs and work together as a team just as they would within a normal healthcare delivery system.

Large lecture spaces and learning studios will be complemented by high-tech simulation areas that utilize virtual and augmented reality as part of their simulated offerings. The facility is also anticipated to be flexible to adapt both to new technologies and equipment as well as to changes in health care models. In addition, the building is expected to establish a physical space dedicated to honor inductees to the Tennessee Healthcare Hall of Fame.

Currently in the midst of hiring faculty and developing curriculum to share with the accrediting body, teams of health care leaders, faculty and consultants have been formulating the vision and goals for the new college, ensuring it aligns with the mission that makes a Belmont education distinctive. 

Frist College of Medicine Construction Schedule – September 2, 2021 – April 14, 2024*

September 2, 2021 - October 13, 2021: Line drilling

October 1, 2021 - December 20, 2021: Necessary Blasting - 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., & 3 p.m.

October 4, 2021 - November 1, 2021: Connect Existing to New Acklen Storm Sewer Line

October 11, 2021 - February 11, 2022: Excavation & Truck Hauling

February 1, 2022  - August 12, 2022: Garage Structure

August 15, 2022  - April 15, 2024: Building Construction

 *All dates are approximate

Click here to see Construction Site Map 


Storm Sewer Project Blasting Reports:

  • 8/9/21 - 8/13/21
  • 8/16/21 - 8/20/21

Blasting Reports:

  • 9/27/21 - 10/2/21
  • 10/4/21 - 10/9/21
  • 10/11/21 - 10/16/21
  • 10/18/21 - 10/23/21
  • 10/25/21 – 10/30/21
  • 11/ 1/21 – 11/6/21
  • 11/8/21 – 8/13/21