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  1. This project was previously announced and now has a name. "The Bearden". Project: The Bearden Use: Apartments with ground floor retail Size: 33 stories Height: 345' (estimated) Location: 224 W 3rd St (corner of 3rd and Poplar, behind the Packard Place building) Developer: Greystar Architect: R2L Architecture Status: Entering building permits phase by Nov 5th 2014 (updated Oct 2014) Commencement/Completion: 2Q 2015(?) / 1Q 2017 (?) Renderings: None
    9 points
  2. Finally got my walk through this last Sunday. So impressed with the attention to detail in the design. For instance, during walk in and seating the spot light positions (the glass bits) are hidden by the movable sail piece which then moves out of the way as the house lights go down. A view of the stage, with the fire curtain in, from the spot positions. With all the focus on the main house, I found a real jewel in the Pugh Theater. 300 seats, no seats on the third circle. The surface the construction worker is sweeping are 3' x 6' sections (or so) sitting on scissor
    7 points
  3. New design and June date!! It is also now 19 floors. Project: 615 South College Use: Office high-rise adjacent Westin Uptown Size: 19 stories Location: 615 S College atop existing Westin parking deck Developer: Portman Holdings Architect: John Portman and Associates Status: In Land-Use pre-submittal, with proposed groundbreaking June 2015 (as of Oct 2014) Commencement/Completion: 2Q 2015 / 4Q 2016 Renderings: http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/blog/real_estate/2014/10/portman-holdings-plans-to-start-construction-on.html
    4 points
  4. This map is fun. Just thought that was worth saying.
    3 points
  5. How would Aaron Rogers, Drew Brees, etc perform with a terrible offensive line plus bad receivers? Probably wouldn't be doing this: Most passing yards by a quarterback in debut game (422), September 11, 2011 vs. Arizona Cardinals Most passing yards by a quarterback in first two games (854), September 11, 2011 vs. Arizona Cardinals and September 18, 2011 vs. Green Bay Packers[82] First quarterback in NFL history to pass for more than 400 yards in first career start, September 11, 2011 vs. Arizona Cardinals Sixth quarterback to throw for 400+ yards in back to back games First quarterback in
    3 points
  6. This needs to happen now! Or, you know, December.
    2 points
  7. The idea for a Polar Express route to McAddenville is AWESOME.
    2 points
  8. This should be changed from Financed to Construction as piles have been driven and most of the excavation is completed. Steel is in the ground.
    2 points
  9. Why can't somewhere on West End near Vanderbilt serve as the end point for BRT? It seems the only reason that the Amp extends past 440 is because the CEO of St. Thomas supports it. While I like that, it seems the rest of the neighborhood isn't so thrilled by the idea. So why not reward the side of town that might actually use the transit (therefore making it successful and attractive to EXPAND the network)? Yes, BRT lite extends up Gallatin Pk. So what? This creates the opportunity for the last 3.5 miles of the BRT lite service to share the protected lane with the Amp and quicken the trip
    2 points
  10. I agree that service frequency will make or break any proposal. I've utilized several methods of transit in various cities and 10-15 min is the longest I would want to wait. It should be frequent enough that I can assume the wait time will be minimal without having to utilize a schedule.
    1 point
  11. Having a pint at Hops & Crafts up the street from this site and just realized that, even if at only 12 stories, this property will still be probably twice the height of Pine St. Flats or Velocity. Maybe close to (or taller than?) Gulch Crossings, actually. Yes, it's not 60 stories, but I think it will be a very nice addition to the neighborhood.
    1 point
  12. Well, this follow-up article from the NBJ paints things in a slightly more positive light. It appears that several important individuals went out of their way to point out that this project is still very much a possibility, so maybe there is hope after all. I just hope something happens before I give up and move to a city that fits more with my desire for what my home city should be.
    1 point
  13. Not the same but I always laugh at this one.
    1 point
  14. That's good to hear. I expect it will be an improvement when completed. Speaking of building lighting, I was in Hong Kong last month for meetings. Aside from having possibly the world's best skyline, this is a city that takes lighting to a whole new level. There's a light show every night at 8pm, which is best viewed from the Kowloon side. But, the most amazing nightly show is by far the ICC tower (118 stories) across HK harbor on Kowloon. There is a free app you can download and listen to the music in sync with the light show (which, of course, I did). You have t
    1 point
  15. yeah but the StopAmp people are going to cry to lee beaman and harwell for any mass transit project that is proposed. Harwell running for govenor makes me want to puke.
    1 point
  16. Yes, disappointing, but with all of the politically induced delays there was no way it was now going to get through the NEPA process, etc. in time to break ground during his administration. I expect most of the candidates to remain noncommittal during the election, but the reality is they are going to have to do something to improve mass transit once they take office. Easier to start with a project already along in the process and tweak it than to start from ground zero.
    1 point
  17. What everyone else said... Love the redesign. Miles ahead of the original design. Maybe Portman saw everyone here complaining about that old box design they had previously.
    1 point
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  19. Maybe it was intentional, but I like how the side facing South is shaped like a giant "S".
    1 point
  20. I don't know about the rest of you guys, but its days like today where the forum is buzzing that are so exciting!! Tryon Place speculation, Portman, The Bearden.....amazing amazing stuff. 2017 is certainly looking to be 2010 part deux By end of 2017 we should see the completion of: Tryon Place (hopefully) Light Rail Extention 300 S Tryon St SkyHouse site build out (hopefully) Portman 1st Ward Park The Bearden (hopefully) Renovation of the Carolina Theater (hopefully) plus all the smaller scale projects. Exciting times here in Charlotte.
    1 point
  21. Truth. I do wonder, though, if we could take advantage of the database style of the map engine to include "masterplan" style items for reference. It is actually really nice to see a lot of the things on there that aren't otherwise in the real construction pipeline, like various CDOT road connections. Edit: What about the "Layer" function? I don't seem to be able to add a layer, but theoretically that could serve the purpose. All "pie in the sky" projects shunt to another layer entirely that can be turned on and off.
    1 point
  22. I strongly feel in part (and I have stated this at least twice during the past 14 months), that much of the element of discord from electing to jump-start BRT along the currently proposed corridor is that to some the Mayor was perceived to have reneged on MTA’s initial announcement to establish a phased implementation of BRT along Gallatin Road beginning in 2009-2010. As part of the Nashville Strategic Transit Master Plan Final Report, back in 2009, just before the MTA began receiving its order of NABI 60-ft articulated coaches from Anniston Ala., the mayor and then MTA CEO Paul Ballard actua
    1 point
  23. The former Miyagi's space is turning into the "Davidson St Public House," a Gastropub, per a hiring notice I saw posted on Nextdoor.
    1 point
  24. Plus, back up QB is the best job in the world. Show up to work, put on your ball cap, make a couple million dollars. Yep. Best QB in the league? No way. He still has a lot to prove. But Cam belongs in the conversation of the new class. Guys like Cam, Russell Wilson, Andrew Luck and Kapernick are going to be the new elite. Especially as we start to see Brady, Manning, Brees, Rodgers ect retire. Just be glad we aren't starting Orton or Fitzpatrick.
    1 point
  25. I actually laugh out loud (physically) when people suggest Derek Anderson should start. Because QB is not our problem right now... Cam is both our QB and RB, because we don't have a RB. in the Cincinnati game, he ran the ball 17 times. Most Running backs don't get that many touches in a game. But lets not forget, after each of these exhausting plays, we expect Cam to hop back up and play QB on the next play, he doesn't get to take a break like every other running game by commission in the league. He's also been working with a bum ankle and a broken rib since week 1. But hey, tha
    1 point
  26. If that happens can we all agree to tell every visitor it's because we love Lance Stephenson so much?
    1 point
  27. YES! I have been thinking the exact thing. The rail corridors are going to be the primary opportunity for future transit service and 100% the corridors over the very long term that will be used for any regional rail and obviously all intercity rail. Gateway looks like an outpost station when you put it in that context. Better yet, we have an extremely valuably opportunity at our rail yard that the intermodal terminal has been relocated. Look how much land is available, even ignoring the portion purchased for the LRT vehicle storage and light maintenance yard for the Blue Line.
    1 point
  28. MTSU Murphy Center renovation is mostly complete. http://www.tennessean.com/story/sports/college/mtsu/2014/10/25/murphy-center-gets-year-makeover/17931381/
    1 point
  29. I hope it's Lance and we get a big LANCE sign in uptown.
    1 point
  30. This Saturday is also the 9th anniversary of UrbanPlanet Nashville meetups, so everyone should come out to the Provence location. 10am. 10:30 if you're walking from East Nashville. Sometime in between for me as I'm not sure I can make it...
    1 point
  31. so...to keep this completely off topic, Sehn is the widely prounounced, but slang version of Sehen (similar to the y'all)...formally it is the participle of the verb "to see" in Lower German (Old Saxon), which is a northern dialect. As a non German scholar, I'd assume it is probably too informal for an airport sign, but possibly an honest spelling from whoever created the sign (think drive-thru insteadh of drive-through). Germans typically pronounce every vowel not in a cluster, and anecdotally, I hear it pronounced Vee-der-sehn instead of Vee-der-seh-en....ehh, whatever.
    1 point
  32. Some of you may not know that Nashville's Sheraton downtown was originally constructed as a Hyatt Regency hotel. Was rebranded as a Crowne Plaza before becoming the Sheraton. Construction date around 1975, or so.
    1 point
  33. Some crackhead actually said: Ballantye however is a crowning success. No words.
    1 point
  34. Some nice pics from the Observer archives that show just how far CLT has come in the past 70+ years. And there are some real gems in the comments section too! http://retroclt.blogspot.com/2014/10/charlotte-douglas-international-airport.html
    1 point
  35. Not many updates on the project at the City Council meeting...but here are the tidbits: -The reason Hines dropped out is that not nearly as much of the NCDOT owned land in 4th Ward will be developable as they thought. Not enough developable land means not enough money for Hines...so they are gone. -NCDOT is currently working with NS to do capacity modeling so they can get a good engineering estimate for amount of new tracks they will need for Gateway. The results of that modeling are expected to be complete in about a year. -NCDOT will be starting construction on the train maintenance de
    1 point
  36. Is there a specific date when they are going to break wind on the Westin? This is going to be one of my favorite projects.
    1 point
  37. Streetscaping and greenway expansion: http://www.nashville.gov/Public-Works/Capital-Projects/11th-Avenue-Complete-Street-Project.aspx
    1 point
  38. I have heard from a very good source that the AMP is almost certainly going to happen as BRT on the already-proposed route with the proposed compromises and small engineering changes. Given all of the factors, including the federal funding density requirements, this was really their only option all along (except for perhaps light rail or a streetcar on a similar route, which they studied). Don't ask me how they are going to deal with the state-funding issue. I think that we will see the following in the coming decade(s) to compliment it: 1. BRT-lite down all of the major pikes 2. A North-
    1 point
  39. It's all a matter of personal taste, mine would be: 1-Hattie B's 2-Boltons 3-Princes 4-Pepperfire 5-400 deg's 6-Helen's 7-Party Fowl As a side note, my girlfriend and I went to The Standard tonight for date night and the inside was as beautiful as I had imagined. I'm glad they were able to save that civil war era townhome and turn it into an amazing restaurant. I def recommend it, the food and staff were great and they even gave her and I a tour of the house afterwards.
    1 point
  40. Since I'm always commenting on the night lighting of the Nashville skyline, I took it upon myself to contact Jessica Bliss of the Tennessean who did a story the other day on the 20th anniversary of the Batman building to see if she could find out about the current lighting scheme of the tower and why certain lights are not lit anymore. Here is her response: Hey Bruce! Wanted to pass along what I found out about the lighting in the Batman building! See below for a response. Hope this quells your curiosity. Best! J The lighting on the building is designed differently now than in the pas
    1 point
  41. Yeah, I know what you mean. It is rather odd that they're building this whole 'ball park complex' that features nothing but residential, for the most part. How does that enhance the game day experience?
    1 point



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