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  1. 6 points
    A self-permit was pulled yesterday for renovation to 311 Jefferson St, the Geist Blacksmith Shop. I'm glad to see some work starting to save as much of that historic site as possible. I'm really looking forward to seeing what goes in there.
  2. 5 points
    Well, after paying the 30 million dollar debt on Palmer Plaza, he has 20 million to do something. That may be enough for the west end water park. Maybe Dolly can be his equity partner for that.
  3. 4 points
    They need to start the marketing of the condos now, in order to get both out of the ground at the same time as the article states. At this point they just have a contract to buy and the sale has not gone through. William and I were talking yesterday about the Baptist site and we feel that it may have been a blessing another owner will have a shot at the property. Not to be harsh to Tony, he has a whole lot on his plate and would have been difficult to start. With all of that being said, there could be a lot of construction at this location next year, with Turnberry, the Baptist location and Westin. It will be very exciting to see how this plays out.
  4. 2 points
    What else would they look like? The rapid has been favoring higher frequency rather than higher capacity to meet demand. Seems like the best way to go for me. I don't think we'd see articulated buses until we're filling buses on a 7 minute frequency. I'd rather 7 minute frequencies with normal buses than 30 minute frequencies with articulated.
  5. 2 points
    Work is about to begin it's seems on Eakin's tower http://m.bizjournals.com/nashville/blog/real-estate/2014/07/with-more-tenants-near-construction-starting-on.html
  6. 2 points
    Couldn't agree more. The most interesting cities usually seem to have higher levels of architectural diversity as well. Give me a cityscape like Nashville's over one with nothing but shiny glass boxes any day of the week. I understand if L&C doesn't hit all the notes for someone from a design standpoint, but that doesn't mean you can't also appreciate and respect it's architectural significance. Obviously the concept of beauty is subjective, and that extends to all forms of art as well. But how one could go so far as to say that L&C is 'a turd that should be demolished' though just dumbfounds me.
  7. 2 points
    The Mint continues to rise. We're not talking Skyhouse rates, but this thing should pickup fast soon! http://youtu.be/Y-F20aeyBmU
  8. 2 points
    OMG!!!! Driving into work just a few minutes ago, I saw surveyors on the SoBro site this morning.
  9. 1 point
    Phase 2 is about to begin construction which will include some Medical offices, retail and a parking garage. Phase 3, expected to start at year's end, will include the 12-story DoubleTree Hotel and Convention Center, the 50,000 sf SwimMAC Aquatic Center, Flix Brewhouse (Movie Theater/Brewery), other retail and some condos. They expect full build out of the 60 acres in 5 years. http://davidsonnews.net/realestate/2014/07/23/langtree-embraces-its-lakefront-next-phase-on-the-way/
  10. 1 point
    I saw that too. Glad to see this property getting a rehab. I am curious as to what will be going in though. The permit did not say what the usage was for.
  11. 1 point
    http://hamptonroads.com/2014/07/norfolk-rezones-northampton-blvd-land-brewery I do believe we scooped this story a couple of weeks ago. Just saying...
  12. 1 point
    Cool Springs Galleria was built in 1991. So in reality, it's taken Cool Springs less than 25 years to get where it is today. Also, on that note...speaking of large swaths of land...this is 32 acres? The area inside the mall loop at Cool Springs Galleria is about 72 acres. Maryland Farms (including roadways) is in the ballpark of 500 acres. Cool Springs as a whole is measured in square miles, not acres.
  13. 1 point
    I'm trying to figure out how the garage will work if it's built before the tower, Normally the residential portion and garage are built together
  14. 1 point
    It won't be long before convoys of trucks carrying mattresses start arriving onsite.
  15. 1 point
    So....more or less, this is going to be like building another Eakin Tower, a Gulch Crossings, and a couple each of Velocity and Pine Street Flats, throw in a hotel or two, and add more retail than the rest of the Gulch currently has. If you think about that, it's pretty impressive. It's hard to get perspective since Gulch Crossings is U/C and Eakin is just now thinking about getting airborne...but I guess it will be somewhat of a shorter version of the original Gulch development.
  16. 1 point
    I'd go with the 505. Although I'm not averse to the 1,000+ ft. Sig going on the Hotel Tulane site.
  17. 1 point
    I think it's gorgeous, especially from the street level, it addresses its sloped street frontage very gracefully and it pulls your gaze up, if you stand at the corner across from it you can literally see the people walking along look up as it comes into view. I just don't get this attitude that everything should look new. We're a city, not a suburban office park. And when it comes to materials like stone, until they acquire a bit of a patina they don't look that great. This fake stone crap you see on houses nowadays is tacky as hell IMO. I predict in 20 years it will be severely out of style and lowering the value of those houses. But then maybe 20 years is too old for a house anyway, tear 'em down and build new ones.
  18. 1 point
    I wouldn't put this on the same scale as Metro Center or Cool Springs as those were many thousands of acres of undeveloped land while this is a few square blocks and the plan calls for a handful of buildings. I think we could see this fully built out within a decade if the economy continues to grow. Look at how quickly the Gulch took shape, it's been just about a decade since the infrastructure improvements were made and then what, 2006 when Icon and Terrazzo began? I know you're getting old (happy birthday, BTW), but I definitely think you could see this completed while you're still young enough to enjoy it.
  19. 1 point
    NOOOO! I loved that place, it always seemed to be busy, the owners we're really awesome. Dang that really sucks
  20. 1 point
    I want this to happen. Badly. If we can get a 750 footer, it will hopefully break that "glass ceiling" we've been under for a long time.
  21. 1 point
  22. 1 point
    That photo does not in the very least remind me of Printer's Alley. That is way, way better than Printer's Alley. And again, we can't actually see the buildings in the photo, just the storefronts and signs. If one of the buildings were renovated, and then the same or a new tenant moved into the existing (renovated) storefront, would you notice the difference? That's why I will repeat that the restoration of the buildings on 4th Ave N that back up to Printer's Alley may cause a temporary disruption on Printer's Alley during construction, but there is nothing at all to say that the other buisinesses won't remain open, or that the rear lobby of the hotels couldn't potentially also offer live music or entertainment offerings and keep the "vibe" of Printer's Alley. On the other hand, the continued deferred maintenance on those buildings could ultimately lead to their demolition and replacement by a bland, boxy hotel (Hyatt Place, anyone?) that would absolutely alter the "vibe" of Printer's Alley. It seems to me that renovation of the existing historic buildings for a boutique hotel versus continuance of Printer's Alley as an entertainment district is a false choice.
  23. 1 point
    I think the above ground garage is kind of a bummer, but it's pretty much par for the course on many developments here and elsewhere around the nation. Otherwise, I think this tower, if executed well, will be only the third residential tower of any real distinction, as far as design and materials, built since the mid-2000s urban real estate boom (alongside Adelicia and Terrazo, IMO). It's nice that the balconies are integrated into the form of the building, not hanging off and protruding from the facade. And it's totally not a box! Which should be huge for a lot of you (Except for the garage which is such a box). I hope it stays apartments. But then again, at this price range, it probably doesn't really matter if it's apartments or condos. Congrats to Tony Giarratana for sticking with it and getting another major project underway. If it were to stay apartments and lease at a high rate--which I think it will--this could definitely spur a boom in apartment construction within the inner loop. Hopefully, they won't all be high rises and for high rollers. There are tons of empty and underutilized lots, and there is room for different heights and scales and hopefully price ranges, too.
  24. 1 point
    The road crew just recently put a nice fresh coat of smooth-icity down on College from Fulton to Cherry. As I walked a dog along there this morning, I noticed the crew punching holes in the surface again! I thought all the sewer work had been completed already, or they wouldn't have put the refinishing down. Can anyone enlighten? In other news: it's great to be back on Urban Planet! I had forgotten my password for the longest time; then I forgot the name of this forum. I needed Veloise to jog my mind. (Thanks, V!)
  25. 1 point
    I'm going to go ahead and say it. I think Lloyds is a MIA troll from airliners.net.



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