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  1. 3 points
    ^Hey, looks like a nice place to go panning for gold.
  2. 2 points
    We just went under contract, premarket, over list, on our project at 1609 22nd Ave N in the North Fisk Neighborhood. 1850 Square Feet, 1930 Craftsman. Got another project ongoing at 1827 Heiman 2/2 1050 square feet. Will list for 150K .... super affordable, considering what everything else costs these days.
  3. 2 points
    Someone mentioned traveling down 3rd street using Google Maps in another thread (a while back).
  4. 2 points
    Thought I would share this picture I took today from the park that shows both projects under construction.
  5. 2 points
    I prefer "The Yard" to "Ivanhoe Place".
  6. 1 point
    I would've been more snarky. "You need a time machine. Set it to 1965 and direct your feet to Church Street."
  7. 1 point
    Smashing pumpkins yes. Marilyn Manson no
  8. 1 point
    Im not a urban planner but it seems plausible to me that increased density will eventually yield to taller buildings. If, for no other reeason, you have fewer desired addresses to build in. So, you build up.
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  10. 1 point
    Here's one of the ballpark. It doesn't even look like the same plot of land! If someone was in a coma from 2011 through 2017, they wouldn't recognize the southern half of uptown.
  11. 1 point
    Very excited for WSP, they haven't played outside in Nashville since 5/2013 at Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel
  12. 1 point
    Wow no that is definitely updated. I don't think it's taller though, just the angles. Here are the new pics. The site is fully operational now. Floor plans and everything.
  13. 1 point
    What about something as grand as this? I know, too many platforms for charlotte, but this is in Berlin. It has a metro area roughly 2.5 times the size of ours, but ours is twice as dense. Charlotte, while it may not be the largest city in the Southeast, could become an important hub for intercity rail, as is Berlin. The station itself has two levels of platforms, one above ground, and one below. Charlotte could have 3, one below ground for access to NS mainline (would require tons of money), one at ground level for LYNX services and CATS buses, and one above ground for trains to wilmington and Monroe. I personally believe it is one of the nicest looking stations in the world. Now, if all the plans go through, we could have rail service from Charlotte along 5 routes. Charlotte --> Raleigh (and North East) Charlotte --> Atlanta (and Midwest) Charlotte --> Asheville (via Salisbury) Charlotte --> Columbia (And FL) Charlotte --> Wilmington And some potential Commuter lines: Charlotte --> Lake Norman/Morresville (If upgraded enough, Asheville bound trains could run on this line) Charlotte --> Salisbury (NCRR) Charlotte --> Gastonia Charlotte --> Monroe Charlotte --> Rock hill (stretching it?) My point is, we need something that won't look like a shed, and maybe something a little bit more than a bridge.
  14. 1 point
    Based on our experience in Nashville, I would agree that earlier migrations from cities were based in part on cities' undesirability-crime, pollution, etc.- and suggest that the recent trend, if there is really one, is because of cities' desirability-desirability that has caused housing price increases that force people out of the urban market.
  15. 1 point
    Not sure I've seen anyone lamenting "28,000"...but 10k+ would have been nice.
  16. 1 point
    It's a complicated issue. I think it is possible for a county to include suburban and exurban elements. For the most part, the county seats surrounding Nashville are exurban. They existed long before suburbanization, and when that came, it grew around the city rather than towards Nashville. Examples: In Wilson County, Mount Juliet and Green Hill (a CDP) are decidedly suburban. They grew up in the auto age and have exploded literally right on the edge of the county. It is primarily residential and retail. Lebanon, on the other hand, is an old small town with a traditional town square, and most development is centered around the town, not towards Nashville (though they have annexed a lot towards Nashville). It is not physically connected to the Nashville urban area, unlike Mount Juliet (which begins immediately past Hermitage). In Sumner County, Hendersonville is a classic auto age white flight suburb (I don't mean that as a derogatory term -- just basing that on history) right on the county line. It's like a more mature Mount Juliet -- primarily residential, with a decent amount of retail. Gallatin seems to be in transition to me. In the 90s, it was considered quite a haul to get to Gallatin. Physically separate from Hendersonville, and with employment and amenities of its own. But now with all of the (rather nice, btw) development that is starting to bridge the gap between Hendersonville and Gallatin, it is starting to act a little more like a far out suburb. It could eventually transition just like Franklin has. In Williamson County, Brentwood is definitely a suburb, despite having a large employment base of its own. Like Hendersonville, it grew up right on the county line in the 70s-80s. I would say that Franklin used to be exurban, but with the growth of Cool Springs, has become a suburb. Even though Cool Springs is a hub in itself, the growth of Franklin and the proximity to Nashville (closer than the other county seats), it has a higher level of interaction with Nashville, and there is continuous development from Franklin all the way to Nashville. Spring Hill is an odd bird. I would probably call it exurban, despite it's suburban characteristics. WIth Rutherford County, I think La Vergne and Smyrna are definitely suburban, though they have a bit more industrial/manufacturing (sort of like Brentwood and Franklin have offices) than typical suburbs. Murfreesboro is sort of a hybrid. It is growing towards Nashville. It has its own identity. It has its own employment base, and a large university to boot....but it has a fairly significant commuting population. Subexurban? Or is it/has it grown into a secondary hub (a binary star of sorts)? Or do you consider each of Nashville, Murfreesboro, and Franklin all to be significant hubs (basically, as they are called in the officially metropolitan name, secondary cities)? I'd agree with most of that, though I think the office development won't be significant. At least not in Wilson County. There's a large mass of office space already in Donelson near the airport -- with a standing proposal to add more. If there is any city in the metro (aside from Nashville/Brentwood/Franklin, where the overwhelming majority of office space exists) that I see getting any meaningful amount of office space...my money is on Murfreesboro. It's already happening....though in small pieces right now. The Avenue/Medical Center Pkwy, has a lot more potential than Providence IMO.
  17. 1 point
    Police HQ moving to Jefferson St next to Knock Out [email protected], this is an excellent proposal which will help clean up that side of Jefferson, which IMO would lag behind the development of Jefferson St inside the loop. http://www.bizjournals.com/nashville/blog/real-estate/2015/04/police-hq-move-frees-downtown-real-estate.html
  18. 1 point
    *Manuel Zeitlan the architect *Both parking lots on site will be replaced by buildings *ground level retail *The school building will be renovated!!!! :w00t: :w00t:
  19. 1 point
    Throw back Thursday to the original Novare Plan
  20. 1 point
    here is a picture I found on flickr, it is taken from the manchester bridge
  21. 1 point
    Good news! My dad, a retired fire chief, once worked at this hall. I remember hanging out here as a little kid.
  22. 1 point
    Because unlike an opposition to mass transit, there are no individual financial gains in the form of campaign donations to be made by opposing the construction of a museum. Anyway, I too am glad that the museum was finally approved. It'll really set that area off nicely. The mall area is perfect for a museum campus. As a quick aside, I did find this quote from Lt. Governor Ramsey a little bit chuckle worthy: "Thank goodness our founding fathers in Washington, D.C., saw fit to do the Smithsonian. I think that's important." I agree with him that it's important to showcase our collective history, but the founding fathers aren't responsible for the Smithsonian.
  23. 1 point
    I will say Walmart has building new stores down to a science and get them up very quickly. So I'm not sure someone else would be able to come in afterwards. But I'm not here to bash Walmart either. I wouldn't describe them as the evil empire. But in certain instances they can be pretty ruthless though.
  24. 1 point
    Agreed completely...I don't always agree with WM on where they build but I also really enjoy living in the part of the Arkansas that is basically financially backed by them so I am not one to complain.
  25. 1 point
    I'm sorry if I sound in any way pompous here, but the truth is, if Nashvillians (generally speaking) ever want their city to become the truly vibrant, urban, walkable, multi-functional city that it very much has the potential to be, then they are going to have to get over this obsession with always parking DIRECTLY NEXT to their destination absolutely all of the time.

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