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  1. 5 points
    Navigating these areas on foot becomes increasingly frustrating every time a new project breaks ground. I'm bummed about those two buildings being lost, and I'll be even more upset if they condemn the sidewalk for the next few years while the hotel comes out of the ground. The latest one I have seen is the palm trees project at 19th and Church. I can't believe public works continues to issue sidewalk closure permits for this kind of crap against all engineering guidelines and ADA requirements. SIDEWALK CLOSED [1 FOOT] AHEAD <- DETOUR [DIRECTLY INTO TRAFFIC AND SAY A PRAYER]
  2. 4 points
    Why they hell don't they just create a cover over the sidewalk? That's common practice here in chicago.
  3. 3 points
    Only in Nashville would a cinder block "home" of Bluegrass music for 30 years be preserved as historic, while a pair of 100 year old commercial buildings of a rare design (for commercial buildings in Nashville) be demolished for a parking lot, to make it easier to develop into another squatty box at some point in the future. Okay, so I exaggerate, as my hometown has an even worse record for historical preservation (not even to mention appreciation for its past... Hello, Tom Cousins). Yes, this is upsetting, but then again it's been coming. I defend a property's owner(s) for his/her right to develop within the law, but cherish my right to criticize his/her decision to destroy it for no other reason than to make it easier for a "would be" developer. This group of investors called "Corner" is notorious for doing as little as possible with their properties, most of the time just leveling the sites and then sitting on them until the time is right to sell. They were involved in the construction of the rather bland Hilton hotel adjacent to the Bridgestone. From an architectural p.o.v., the best that can be said about that structure is that it's unremarkable.
  4. 3 points
    The older design was a lot better, with multiple levels. The new design seems a bit more boxy. $600 sq/ft!
  5. 2 points
    Best post of the week!
  6. 2 points
    The 12th-at-Pine building is the "LEGO" house, at least it had been before the Discount Tobacco had smothered it with that tacky-ass sign that they were forced to remove. While it might not have been historically honorable, its clean lines and simplistic fenestration, particularly with the brick and the glass block, are what made it so reminiscent of the 1940s Lego toy sets, which until some 45 or so years ago had consisted of primarily interlocking plastic red bricks, white block, and simulated glass block, along with miniature plastic doors and casement windows. As far as having any teeth with bite being established for the preservation of privately owned historic structures is concerned, none of us should be surprised even one iota that any latitude for halting demolition on privately owned property would or could be granted or imposed ─ disappointed, yes, but we've seen this for decades, since early postwar days. And deterioration to dilapidation only provides that much more justification for destroying them. Even historic overlays are "promises" that can be broken, if a sufficient amount of public uproar does not intervene against a party who files a petition to make exceptions to what it previously had agreed. A main reason that this probably will never end, is that Metro does not want to change the rules that might discourage investors and developers, or to have to submit to litigation (and end up losing), especially if it threatens the mechanism of harvesting revenue. Hell, that's how we almost lost the damn then-80-year-old train station back in 1979, because it had been about to be razed, after the Louisville and Nashville RR turned it over to the city, after the last passenger train runs had been discontinued (for good). As the "smeags" said, there's more to come ─ much and many more fallen flags. -==-
  7. 2 points
    http://www.tennessean.com/story/mone...site/25262703/ I can't believe these 3 historic buildings are going to be destroyed. They could easily be incorporated into a new design as was the case with the apartment bldg that was proposed for this area. I'm as pro-development as you can be, but if they're just going to wantonly destroy every decent old building we have, we need to consider measures to make it harder to develop properties. This is like the destruction of that 1830s mansion on music row, which was done by stealth without a project or financing in place. Developers need to have a decent respect for the community. And they should think about future of their development, if the gulch is just going to be a bunch of new buildings with no history or character it will never have the appeal of a real, organic city. This really pi$$es me off.
  8. 2 points
    Demonbreun Hill redevelopment takes step forward with garage and possible grocery store. https://www.nashvillepost.com/news/2015/4/3/developer_starts_process_to_bring_grocery_to_midtown
  9. 2 points
    FYI: all rental car operations move to the new garage April 8th.
  10. 2 points
    Edgehill Village planning new project https://www.nashvillepost.com/news/2015/4/3/edgehill_village_slated_for_upgrades
  11. 2 points
    Must be.. not a whole lot of progress since then. I like tight, narrow spaces.
  12. 1 point
    EXTREMELY gratified that you brought this up. Thanks for the trouble for creating that graphic. What you should do is get in contact with Jeremy Finley, investigative reporter for the WSMV local news channel. He;s whom I contacted, after that city-bus tried to run me over with the back tires. This truly would be an "in-your-face" display to share as a public concern. Never ever seen anything else like this. Other than the wolf-downs of raspberry and strawberry cheesecakes and the BlueBell tubs of Homemade Vanilla (true half gal.), that's a number one reason that I tend to stay like a tub o' lard, even though I love to be able navigate for hours on foot. There is not much else remaining for me to do that's free and "recreational" or leisurely, with my physical condition these days, and the prolonged and protracted sidewalk-closures is one of those items of piss-poor oversight which need to be tossed way up on top of that multi-story-high pile-heap of wrongs needing to be righted with Metro. ...this along with the removal of vegetation from unmaintained walkways at underpasses, and having to leap up onto the "2-feet" high bridge sidewalks crumbling with missing chunks of concrete and with railings so low, one wouldn't have to try to commit a leap-over. I am not alone, as there are many "me's" out there, and not all young professionals are physically vibrant either. Pedestrians never should have to zig-zag their ways back and forth multiple times for what ordinarily would be a straight-line path. I acknowledge the primary concern of public safety and liability, but far more can be done to minimize the impact on walking than what is done. If cars can be allowed to pass and even to stand in traffic safely next to a site, then some provision should be made (within reason) to accommodate at least a 36-inch walking way, even if that requires equal reduction in the width of two opposing lanes of traffic. There are such things as walkway platforms which can be dismantled and reused. The current, new construction will be ongoing, as even when these have been completed, additional new ones will come and will just keep on coming, as long as the rate of evolution continues. Therefore, it is unrealistic to assume that the current extent of sidewalk-passage disruption will just go away on its own, particularly if this town, especially within the CBD and "near-town" districts, is ever to be transformed into a truly walkable community. -==-
  13. 1 point
    Thank goodness that mindset was not prevalent among the majority of city leaders over the last few decades. RiverPlace would look much different today without pedestrian-oriented retail space along the waterfront - much of which can't be seen clearly from a car. Falls Park on the Reedy would have remained a dream and Fluor Field would still be a collection of old warehouses. The point is, while THAT side of the river may not attract the same number of pedestrians on average today, the city is steadily growing and eventually THAT side of the river could be as busy as the western side is today. Just consider the growth potential along the streets of East Broad and Falls. Two sizable residential projects are currently under development along those same streets and others will be on the way shortly thereafter. The number of people accessing Falls Park and the SRT from that side of the river will grow exponentially when the new residents move in.
  14. 1 point
  15. 1 point
    On April 16, at 2:00, all are invited to the Palmetto Compress Warehouse for a ribbon cutting on this incredible structure. The mayor and developers will speak about its history, and the future plans for this building.
  16. 1 point
    No, but kind of. Lexington used to continue down to where Seward ends, and Seward used to end early. Seward was recently extended to curve onto Lexington's ROW. This was to connect Seward, an minor arterial, with Butterworth, a minor arterial, without traffic having to navigate quiet residential streets to get from one to the other, and to streamline traffic. https://www.google.com/maps/@42.961759,-85.683802,3a,75y,15.38h,70.5t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1suD3oZIf5XEPNCFI06THtZQ!2e0
  17. 1 point
    The Howe Hotel, also known as the Desoto Hotel has sold to a new owner, and plans could include a rooftop restaurant and garden. This is great news, and I assume more great things are going to happen to Downtown in the near future.
  18. 1 point
    I would rather him scale back than to start with an underwhelming design. We will end up with the best possible project given the circumstances.
  19. 1 point
    another thing that we're forgetting Tony would have loved to built that 70 stores tower but the money wasn't there so we had to redesign the building the new redesigned it again because of the recession but trust me if it was left up to him it will be the tallest building in the south
  20. 1 point
    http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/08/a-good-way-to-wreck-a-local-economy-build-casinos/375691/
  21. 1 point
    From Nashville Business Journal 12/29/2014 Nashville's downtown riverfront will look a whole lot different this summer, when the first phase of West Riverfront Park opens. Stretching 11 acres, the first phase will include a dog park, ornamental gardens, and most notably, a 1.5-acre event lawn called "The Green," which will include a permanent seat amphitheater and accommodate 6,800 people total.
  22. 1 point
    I am posting this here as well as the 12 South thread as this area overlaps a little. Edgehill Village planning new project https://www.nashvillepost.com/news/2015/4/3/edgehill_village_slated_for_upgrades
  23. 1 point
  24. 1 point
    Apologies if this has already been posted for Wedgewood Lofts: http://www.nashville.gov/mc/pdfs/zoning/2015_calendar_year/bl2015_1047_site_plan.pdf
  25. 1 point
    The Manning is back on track with a new design. https://www.nashvillepost.com/news/2015/4/3/long_stalled_manning_development_could_start_by_years_end
  26. 1 point
    ticketmaster seating chart http://www.ticketmaster.com/seatingchart/222513/62439
  27. 1 point
  28. 1 point
    Construction fencing up at 1st and canal where a 5 story 70 unit apartment building is planned.
  29. 1 point
    only $8 million to go (Wells just kicked in $2million) http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article17241056.html
  30. 1 point
    10-story hotel for Printers Alley This keeps getting better. https://www.nashvillepost.com/news/2015/4/2/bza_approves_10_story_structure_for_printers_alley_hotel_project
  31. 1 point
    So... no iconic images of someone chaining themselves to the demolition equipment in an effort to prevent the destruction of this building?
  32. 1 point
  33. 1 point
    They also have the lowest unemployment rate in the state--since unemployed people can't afford to live there.
  34. 1 point
    I think they were done by Carl Walker actually. They do nice work. http://www.carlwalker.com/projects/new-parking-structures/ I like the green wall structures, when they're done correctly. It provides some diversity into the hardscape. So has anyone noticed the beginnings of any tower crane bases on this project?
  35. 1 point
    ^^^What a surprise. Such a departure from your other posts, where you're usually so positive.



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