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  1. 52 points
    So Nashville added another resident last night... Turner Wallace Chinetti 9 pounds 6 ounces. 20 inches. Mom and baby are doing great! He’s ready to argue about scooters, height restrictions in the inner core, and how the MDHA needs to go!
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    Will be convenient for someone when Patriots come to town...
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    Hi folks! Been a while since I’ve been able to post since I’ve started my new job. With that being said, my new job puts me at some of our favorite job sites each day...and I just happened to leave 5th and Broad. A little birdie may have just spilled the beans on the corner tenant, and if you guessed the fruit related company you’d be correct Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Ok gang, 3 weeks to go until retirement. Thought I would walk around the office and give y'all pic updates on the construction around the Gulch. Endeavor is slowly nearing finishing the glass at the top. 333 is going up fast. I took the from the parking deck at 4:00. The next one I had taken at lunch.... fast steel erection! Gulch Union is putting up columns for the 4th floor. The W is getting ready to pour the 2nd parking level up. Asurion proceeds in its giant hole. The Hyatt Grand now pokes over Union Station Hotel rather well. The tower at 5th & Broad gets more impressive every day a. The work over on 5th and on third looks much more complete. I'll probably do one more round in 3 weeks before I pass into the sunset of retired gentry. Enjoy.
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    1. Dock in camp northend 2. Water tower at camp northend 3. Steps at 25th St station 4. / 5. 25th st station with reflection in puddle 5. Creepy Bell Acres, always making my walk home in LoSo a little unsettling haha
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    Beacon now has updated their website to reflect this, and renderings are now public. https://beacondevelopment.com/properties/building/3473/common-square
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    As others have mentioned this project is going to have a tremendous impact visually given its setting. Today from Courtside. Very exciting to have some action in this part of town!
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    Weekly update from THIS ANGLE- which, I will probably never stop taking from given that we still have to get through ALLY, LU2 and LU3. Looks like ALLY aid getting close to topping out. I believe just the decorative top is what we have left after these last couple floors are finished. Looks like LU2 will eventually block a pretty good bit of ALLY from this angle, once it starts rising. Ventured in from Wilkinson. Ally is a great step down to the 200ft buildings. The skyline no longer has a bookend effect with DEC- which is great.
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    Random photo tour from my day, tried to find some spots for you guys that I haven’t seen on here. Photos are from 25th st station, the new food hall being built near parkwood, southend, and rail trail.
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    You can really see the little slice missing from this angle. Hopefully there is lots of activation along 1st ave.
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    Let’s do this. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.
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    Not sure why the one aerial pic is coming out blurry.
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    Some night shots I took this evening. This is my preferred night color of Legacy 1. Looks great!
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    I was just in SF for a Salesforce thing recently and their Transit center there is incredible. With how much surface area is up there (LU deck), the top level could have been an incredible Urban Park-ing deck. If done correctly, could have turned this hideous parking deck, into somewhat of a tourist attraction for the area with killer views. It of course would have been costly, but more importantly, unique. Below is the Salesforce Transit Center Park...it's awesome.
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    Hmmmm, I think I might start designing postcards, I’m having way too much fun making these lol... this one is a revamp of a pic I posted a little while back @Crucial_Infra
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    A couple of shots from this evening. One from Wilmore, the other off Berry Hill.
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    I am beautiful no matter what they say and words can’t bring me down...
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    Press release images (something is missing.....)
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    Good Morning, Charlotte! Link
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    Hey guys - I've long been a fan of this forum but never got around to registering until now. A few months ago, I made this color-coded zoning map of The Nations and surrounding areas based on the nashville.gov Parcel Viewer to better visualize the distribution of land use around me. I decided to update it tonight and share in case anyone else might find this sort of visualization interesting. The colors are based on those used in Cities Skylines and SimCity, and the key to how I binned individual codes into the colors is at the bottom. I know I made some mistakes here and there and got too lazy to color some tiny blocks, but the main gist is there. The large strips of industrial and commercial use along the larger roads and railroads obviously define the sense of neighborhood, while I find the small random pockets of commercial activity to be part of the charm of this area (as compared to suburbs that can approach similar residential density). R1 - Single-family housing (RS codes) R2 - Single-family or duplex housing (R codes) R3 - Medium-density housing (multifamily) (some RM codes) R4 - High-density housing (some RM codes, ORI codes) C1 - Low-density commercial service (CN, CS) C2 - Medium-density commercial (CA, CF, SCC) C3 - High-density commercial (DTF, SCR) I1 - Agriculture (AG) I2 - Low-intensity Industry (IWD, IR) I3 - High-intensity Industry (IG) O1 - Low-density Office (ON) O2 - Medium-density Office (OL, OG, OR) O3 - High-density Office (ORI, OG) M1 - Low-density Mixed-Use Development (MUN) M2 - Medium-density Mixed-Use Development (MUL, MUG) M3 - High-density Mixed-Use Development (MUI, DTC) SP - Specific plan (SP) - in practice, mostly medium-density residential like R2-R3
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    I actually think it’s a good thing. Having a ton of vacant existing space is NOT good and keeping the buildings full is what keeps new ones being built. It’s a win all around
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    Best I can do on a stormy day low clouds around 700 feet level or so based on missing tops of some buildings. From Southpark area to our beefy ever expanding skyline. the power lines so you know I am in Charlotte!
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    From Northwood Ravin. Who can believe this is Charlotte? And we can’t even see the rest of stonewall.... Jesus saves.
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    The roof top of Garrison at Graham sure has one stellar view of the skyline.
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    As more and more people grumble online about Nashville changing too fast (Music Row in particular), I have composed this response which I have posted several places. When people decry the changes the Music Row area is going through with new real estate development, they often fail to recognize that much of it is somewhat self-inflicted. The reason that much of the literal cottage industry that made up the music scene in Nashville is rapidly changing is due to the digital age, which has caused so much of the biz to downsize over the past two decades. At one juncture, when country music and Contemporary Christian Music --the two primary bellwethers of Nashville’s music scene—were at their peak in the mid-late 90s—my guess is there were in the neighborhood of 15-20,000 people who were making a full-time living from just those two streams in Music City. This was not just the artists, their bands, and the labels, but also songwriters, managers, agents, publishers, sound/lighting companies, performance rights services, radio promoters, merchandisers, publicists, journalists, broadcasters, t-shirt suppliers, roadies, drivers, rehearsal spaces, cartage companies, instrument suppliers/manufacturers, shipping services, repair shops, truck leasing, bus companies, etc. etc. etc. But due to online music services, as well as the relative ease of recording full albums on laptops in one’s guest room, the cracks in the system started to form. As free-flowing cash began to constrict, the corporate entertainment conglomerates got even more aggressive in cannibalizing each other, and the successive rounds of downsizing had further ripple effects with fewer and fewer artists being signed, because distribution deals were drying up, and brick and mortar stores began to go the way of the dinosaur. I reckon that currently, the full-time industry folks in this town are now down to 4,000 or less. Hence, the need for all of these smaller (as well as some larger) music businesses around town, particularly in the Music Row area, has diminished greatly. I believe at one point there were something like 250 recording studios in town. Now I hear that there are less than two dozen legitimate tracking houses. So, a lot of what is happening is due to the fact that folks who at one time had a thriving music-related business are now stuck with structures that are sitting empty, and are faced with what to do regarding property taxes on a white elephant. Additionally, many folks who have been selling off their properties were in their hay day 25 to 50 years ago, but are all now in their retirement years, and they are cashing-in while the cashing is good. And I don’t blame them one bit. While it is noble to want to preserve elements of Music Row for history’s sake, as well as trying to nurture the neighborhood feel of collaboration that happened rather organically from the late 50s through the end of the last century, it will be quite difficult to save 30 blocks of “The Row” when there simply isn’t the demand or need for that type of infrastructure any more. Many who complain about what is transpiring with new residential and office complexes being built on the sites of former bungalows and studios are just wanting to lash out at the evolution that is change, especially in a growing metropolis. But there is not one monolithic voice representing all of The Row, and I doubt the independent spirit that fostered its growth in the first place would want a singular voice speaking on everyone’s behalf. Therefore, you see lots of individuals (whether family businesses or larger commercial enterprises) acting in their own self-interest to deal with their properties as THEY see fit, and not actually giving a wit for posterity, nostalgia, or a larger sense of community pride. In principle they may give these things lip service…but in reality, they just don’t want to lose their shirt, and, if possible, they even want to make a tidy profit on the property they held for decades. I’d also like to point out that Music Row didn’t just magically appear with everyone singing kumbaya while watching rainbows form and eating warm chocolate pudding while stroking puppies. People seem to forget that all of the homes along 16th and 17th Avenues were once inhabited by actual families. One by one by one—starting in the late 50s and progressing steadily into the 70s--these folks were forced out as this Country Music Thang started to grow year by year. And at least half a dozen apartment buildings were gradually overtaken and turned into music office spaces as well. In the 60s you saw the first Country Music Hall of Fame be built (on land that was once homes) and then Demonbreun Hill get converted from homes and small businesses into the Hillbilly Heaven of souvenir shops. Shoney’s Inn (now Comfort Inn) was built, along with an adjoining restaurant on previously residential land. Studio A displaced a row of homes, as did Buddy Lee Attractions, Columbia Studio A, Best Western Hotel, Quonset Hut, Americana Apartments, and more. In the 70s you had the building that is now Cumulus Media displacing other businesses, just as the Tracking Room, 50 Music Square West, Studio B, Ray Stevens Music, Spence Manor Hotel (with its guitar shaped pool), and the structures that now house Curb Studio, McGhee Entertainment, and more were built on sites previously held by non-music entities, or ones that needed upgrading. In the 80s things started getting even bigger, with massive structures like BMI, ASCAP, SESAC, Sony, Warner, Bullet Studios (now RFD TV), the Palmer Building, Lowe’s Vanderbilt, University Square Condos, the Belmont Church addition, various bank buildings, and more displacing previous smaller entities. And that continued into the 90s with MCA, Star Struck Entertainment, Word/Capitol, several 3-story lawyer buildings with multi-deck garages, Embassy Suites, etc. And don’t forget when BMG/RCA took over the former Catholic orphanage site. Then in the first decade of the 2000s, we saw Roundabout Plaza office building, 1010 Apartments on the Row, Bristol on Broadway, Hilton Garden Inn, Rhythm Music Row, and Hillbilly Heaven on Demonbreun be replaced with music clubs/bars. So, as you can see, there has been constant change in and around Music Row for the past 7 decades. But it must clearly be remembered that it was a quiet residential community from the early 1900s before it was ever an entertainment district—and many folks were not happy with the way it evolved from what THEY held dear. And, of course, before that it was farm land, and prior to that, it was wooded hunting grounds of various tribes of the Cherokee Nation for several millennia. So, honestly, if ANYONE has a legitimate gripe about what has become of the area, it’s the latter. One final thought: none of this change is unique to Nashville. New York City no longer has Cafe au Go Go, The Bitter End, Gaslight Cafe, Bottom Line, Cafe Wha, CBGB’s, Fillmore East, or the Palladium. Hell, the Brill Building, which is now condos, doesn’t even have placard notating that it was once the breeding ground for many of the biggest pop songs of all time. And LA no longer has Whiskey A Go-Go, The Starwood, Long Beach Municipal Aud., Madam Wong’s, The Palomino Club, and the synergy of singer-songwriters dominating Laurel Canyon is long gone. And don’t get me started on on how much of Hollywood's cottage industries have been razed and replaced with modern structures. San Fran no longer has Winterland Ballroom, Fillmore West, and Haight Ashbury is a yuppy haven. Many of my favorite music-oriented haunts from my days in Chicago are gone like the Electric Factory, International Amphitheater, Trader Vic’s, Ivanhoe Theater, and the Biograph. The jingle industry that used to be clustered along Michigan Avenue is a wisp of what it once was. I could go on and on. But the point is this: constant change is here to stay. It is the nature of things, especially as cities grow and mutate. Here’s hoping we are able to preserve elements of Music Row’s lore, and perhaps even continue to foster some of that community spirit that made it unique…but also embrace the fact that we are in continual transformation. That is the nature of creativity and growth, whether in art, or in geography.
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    I was just interviewed for an upcoming French documentary on the rise of Nashville called “Nashville: Where To Dream Big”. It will air later this year on one of the premiere French TV stations to an estimated audience of a few million people. Contrary to most Nashville documentaries, this one largely ignores the country music history of the city and instead is focused almost exclusively on Nashville’s rise to the world’s stage and the plethora of economic opportunity here. It follows several artists and entrepreneurs from all over the world who have found success in Nashville. It sounds like it’ll really bolster our reputation in France. I’m excited to see it once it’s released!
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    A few randoms from the last couple days:
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    Keep your sign off of that tower. I don't want anything touching the top of Hearst.
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    Stormy skies. After almost four weeks of dry weather, I guess we deserve it.
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    This evening. A couple more floors and a slightly decorative top to go.
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    Earth is now moving on this site! Full steam power ahead!
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    It's too bad Furman didn't get the Legacy Union design contract. This is a great looking building.
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    Drive by in the rain but looks super cool in person and we all know we need more murals all around.
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    Only in Charlotte (and Dubai) would people be disappointed with a 300 foot building. Send it to Greenville if you all don’t want it. We will gladly take it.
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    Now this is just a classic look. Not as colorful as many on here might want but it looks great.



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