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  1. I was the one that actually started the off topic thread about this tower in the Charlotte forum... My comments weren't meant to talk down Nashville at all, so my apologies if they were taken that way. If nothing else, we'd love to have some of the street presence and soul that your city has (Urbanity mentioned that, and most anyone from our neck of the woods would concur). Charlotte, at least the center city, often gets criticized for being too corporate, which it is. Most of the unique and interesting parts are outside the core. If this 505CST tower gets built, it looks like a beauty and wou
    4 points
  2. The Local Taco needs to get permission from someone to put more food on their tacos, not overcharge for margaritas, and give out chips and salsa with all orders.
    4 points
  3. Progress on the Spring Hill Suites and Residence Inn on West End
    4 points
  4. I've long thought the Creative Village was more PR to get the new arena built than anything else when no one wanted to hand a penny to Rich DeVos. Grand urban projects of that sort rarely amount to anything (it reminded me of the MetroCenter project in Nashville which laid fallow for decades). IMHO, this is preferable anyway - downtown grows organically from the core rather than in an ersatz fashion. As praha notes, the game changer here will be if UCF decides to go all in on a downtown campus. If that happens, we're golden.
    3 points
  5. As long as you have signature towers, the skyline will always look good. Think about it, a city like NYC, which arguably has the greatest skyline on earth. I bet it has 100 carbon copies of the same damn residential mid-high rise sprinkled throughout Manhattan. But you don't look at those, you look at Empire, or Chrysler, or new WTC, ect ect.
    3 points
  6. Here's a picture of the site from this afternoon.
    3 points
  7. That's not a real list. Here's a real list (so far) Go on a Charlotte Brewery crawl Set up a dinner party where the sole conversation is "Uptown or Downtown" Walk up to people and buzzzzzzz in their ear for the return of the hornets Stand with a white cardboard in the middle of First Ward to lament the long absence of promised development Go to Gay Pride and have a talk with the protesters about the merit of eating shellfish Call out "Reese" whenever Jerry the Jester makes an appearance! Petition City Council to make University City Partners be forced to change their name to Univer
    3 points
  8. New 205 Hyatt Place hotel next to Church Street Ballroom. Looks to be around 14-15 stories from the rendering. Nice. http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/blog/brinkmann-on-business/os-new-hyatt-place-hotel-proposed-for-downtown-20140725,0,7258124.post
    2 points
  9. I would love it if we had more of this narrow street/alley type of development. Apparently Melbourne, Australia is full of this sort of thing. And amazing graffiti. [/url ] What are some other places in Nashville where this type of development would be possible?
    2 points
  10. William has confirmed in a Post article that Turnberry is going to build two buildings on the site. They are going to try and work with Metro historic concerning the two older buildings. There are no promises as they are not on the register of historic places, but they may try and incorporate the structures into the new development. The article is behind the paywall right now. http://nashvillepost.com/news/2014/7/25/developer_plans_two_towers_for_sobro_site
    2 points
  11. I couldn't agree with this more and have actually posted about my own disdain that a google image search for "Nashville" shows page after page of horrible shots from the pedestrian bridge when, in fact, a more accurate image would be something like this:
    2 points
  12. ^ Agree. I went to the soft opening for Acme Feed & Seed a few weeks ago. It's going to be a really great venue and have one of the best rooftop patios in the city.
    2 points
  13. Acme Feed & Seed is a great space with really friendly and efficient service. The bar on the first floor faces the river with large windows which frame the Shelby Bridge. I predict this venue will be highly successful!
    2 points
  14. Ha. Potted plants? Check! Water fountain? Check! Hopefully they can work something out renovate the spaces, both Lonnie's & The Fiddle & Steel could use it (I'm not sure about The Brass Stables), and keep the business. I may have to go down there this weekend and take it in while I still can!
    2 points
  15. 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 points
  16. Indeed, Downtown has several alleys that could be better utilized. Five Points has a few alleys that have potential for this kind of development if some of the "missing teeth" parking lots were filled in appropriately. Notably the alley behind Red Door and Five Spot. Or even Clearview Ave itself. If we could somehow open up that Woodland Studios building frontage and fill in the parking lot, that would be very similar to a Printer's Alley feel now that FiddleHouse and Treehouse are open. Otherwise, the laneway in the Shoppes at Fatherland has an arcade-like feel, which goes to show
    1 point
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  18. UNC Charlotte recently (2011) inaugurated their building and hence larger presence in Uptown (their downtown). The campus is along the Blue LIne light rail which spurred hundreds of millions of dollars of growth along the line that goes from south Charlotte into Uptown. Now under construction is the Blue Line phase II which will end at UNC Charlotte Main campus. The University wanted a larger presence in the City Center and with help from the local government, brought a much needed educational aspect to the city, in collaboration with local architects, and fueled by the buzz of the growing c
    1 point
  19. Gervais Street Bridge (Congaree River Bridge) 038 by Photographs by Matt, on Flickr
    1 point
  20. An update on the "Quirk" hotel: http://www.richmondbizsense.com/2014/07/25/ukrop-begins-work-on-broad-street-hotel/
    1 point
  21. UCF is hosting an event in September to discuss bringing a campus to downtown. They have been actively working with consultants behind the scenes in order to assess the viability of a downtown campus, citing the success of University of Arizona in downtown Phoenix. Since downtown land is generally scarce east of I-4, it seems that of the few possible locations where there is land readily available, the Creative Village presents the best option (close proximity to CBD, Lynx Terminal, and an already established presence there). The only other option would be the go vertical and scatter bui
    1 point
  22. Downtown residents wishlist http://m.bizjournals.com/nashville/morning_call/2014/07/groceries-and-a-movie-theater-top-downtown.html
    1 point
  23. Let be serious here. If you had a choice, where would you go?
    1 point
  24. So much for the Creative Village. Yes, "build it and they will come" may be too optimistic, but "don't build it and they'll go elsewhere" is a dead certainty.
    1 point
  25. #8 should be a big parade and celebration. It could really be Charlotte's "thing"
    1 point
  26. Interesting report on ch 9 earlier this evening: http://www.wftv.com/videos/news/new-office-space-in-downtown-orlando-expected-to/vCkNDW/
    1 point
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  28. I think one reason Nashville just feels small has something to do with the elevation change. If you look at the skyline from the generic spot at the pedestrian bridge you don't get to see the density. But from certain angles, like the pic above, you can truly see the density. For example: Beside the River by 00Accord4cyl, on Flickr Compared to this: Nashville Skyline by 00Accord4cyl, on Flickr There are certain buildings you would never see from the bridge or know about
    1 point
  29. DPAC is going to look amazing all lit up at night; especially once the plaza is finished and well lit as well. What an improvement for that section of Downtown.
    1 point
  30. Progress on the new dining/academic building at Belmont
    1 point
  31. ^They will hire FIVE... yes, FIVE people. #Breaking #Overwhelmed
    1 point
  32. 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/
    1 point
  33. 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.
    1 point
  34. look at who is peeking up behind the trees... I was stopped at the light at 7th and Brevard on the way to work this morning.
    1 point
  35. Downtown Greenville needs more women boutiques and coffee shops.
    1 point
  36. Its refreshing to see a group, Be Fair BR, rally support for a cause the majority of the city supports. It will be interesting to see what cause they promote next, is this a reincarnation of the now defunct organization "Progress Is?" The ordinance is needed to protect individuals from demeaning statements such as, "...since indulging in sexual desires is now portrayed to be a vital necessity..."
    1 point
  37. Looks like construction is really starting to begin on N Tryon near UNCC. Finally!
    1 point
  38. Quote from CBJ: "It’s the largest Fortune 500 corporate headquarters relocation in the Queen City’s history. One report says the jobs will carry an average salary of almost $120,000. Those positions will come from New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Wisconsin." That's awesome!
    1 point
  39. "Don't read the comments section on the Observer....don't read the comments section on the Observer...no, don't do it, please don't OH NO I LOOKED AT THE COMMENTS ON THE OBSERVER" [Promptly walks out into traffic]
    1 point



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