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  1. 5 points
    Having that gaudy cross off the skyline is fine with me.
  2. 4 points
    I agree. This will really expand the footprint of downtown and give us an active area where an inactive area was previously.
  3. 4 points
    I went to UNCC today for my brother-in-law's graduation. It amazed me that there was so much work done for the light rail. I guess I had it in my head that this was a project like 485 when that started...you know, sure it will be there in 15 years. But damn, coming up Tryon and straight into campus there are already major projects underway significantly. The blue line extension just hit me as reality seeing all that today. It was actually exciting to see it all. They are making way for sure!
  4. 3 points
    So much posted on this thread and I am not sure if the below link has ever been posted. This document deals with bridge enhancements and there is actually a rendering of a interstate cap. http://www.nashvillempo.org/docs/MovingTNFoward/enhancing_bridges.pdf
  5. 2 points
    I'll just be happy to see a master plan from this company that's purchasing the place. If they're really going to put $400 Mil or so into this, it could rival the Old CC site renewal.
  6. 2 points
    I was hoping they were going to save the cross building. Part of me hates to see any building razed because of how it represents a certain time period, population, culture, etc. 100 years from now the "Cross Building" could very well be looked upon as being something totally foreign to society at that time. That being said, the addition of whatever replaces it will likely add far more to the urban fabric of that area.
  7. 2 points
    The Sudekum, Sam Davis and Genesco buildings come to mind. There have been 6 buildings over 10 stories demolished in downtown: http://www.emporis.com/city/101337/nashville-tn-usa/status/demolished At 212 feet, Lifeway would be the tallest to be demolished, but at 12 floors, it is 1 floor shorter apparently than the Tennessee/Sudekum building was (though 60 feet taller). ...and then there was the "early" National Life & Accident Building, which still existed into the mid-'70s on the same block as the new NL Tower (now the Wm. Snodgrass State office). National Life & Accident (orig.) and Sullivan Tower (background) -==-
  8. 2 points
    The Sudekum, Sam Davis and Genesco buildings come to mind. There have been 6 buildings over 10 stories demolished in downtown: http://www.emporis.com/city/101337/nashville-tn-usa/status/demolished At 212 feet, Lifeway would be the tallest to be demolished, but at 12 floors, it is 1 floor shorter apparently than the Tennessee/Sudekum building was (though 60 feet taller).
  9. 1 point
    I live in the Antioch suburbs (such that they are), so I recall a couple of projects. Within the past year, developers bought the abandonded Target store with plans to divide it into smaller retail spaces. Another project (a rather ambitious one) announced in the past few weeks called for a huge mix of retail and residential off one of the corners of Bell Road and I-24. Not sure about the status of either of those projects, but I'm optimistic. Besides, if the owners of Global Crossings Mall can manage to keep that place open, then anything's possible in Antioch.
  10. 1 point
    I've been wishing for bridge enhancements around the downtown loop for years -- they bridges are ugly, uninviting and prone to horrible traffic backups and congestion. With the continued development of downtown, the bridges could be a well-designed gateway for tourists, but sadly, they just aren't. But if I read that document correctly, the introduction says it's a four-year bridge enhancement program that launched in 2009. Does that mean TDOT doesn't have any plans to extend this project, or is there still work to be done?
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  12. 1 point
    That IS funny, isn't it? Even to critics like me who sees inconsistencies in the types of psngr trains with the concept. -==-
  13. 1 point
    Richmond among the 10 Best Places to Relocate: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/29/best-places-relocate_n_7163924.html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000076
  14. 1 point
    Ron, great find. who ever made this needs to join us at a meet. i like how every time RR tracks were in a picture there was a passenger train on them.
  15. 1 point
    United is purportedly going to restart flights from Charlotte to Denver starting in September. ***Edit- Did a random search for flights on UAL's website. The flights are loaded into the system, and will be flown using an ERJ-175.***
  16. 1 point
    I don't think and hope that the historic buildings will be untouched.
  17. 1 point
    A trick for parking. Park around the corner from the BBQ place. There is on street parking with no meters there and only a five minute walk, Max!
  18. 1 point
    A few observations from a 7pm bike ride on the rail trail: 1) The CMPD has begun patrolling in a Polaris 4-wheeler. It is neither quiet nor narrow. Seems like overkill, what is the problem with the regular bike cops? 2) I saw my first fence jumpers going from Spectrum to Publix (about 200 ft past the police patrol) 3) I pulled the quote below (from this thread) to remind us how long ago 2009 was.
  19. 1 point
    William filled me in when you called him Todd. I trust your information is strong and hope there will be some major news on this soon. So many areas of town are being transformed. It just looks as if we are going to have a lot of medium sized buildings before we get any tall boys. I am fine with that, although I wish we would get at least one or two new tallest. Tony's 505 will help as it will loom large on the hill. BTW, Todd, so sorry to hear about your loss. Look forward to seeing you at a meet soon.
  20. 1 point
  21. 1 point
    This shot will be even more amazing in about 2 years!
  22. 1 point
    The Cigar Factory in Charleston is slated to open this summer. I looked at the video on Youtube, and the structure is not dissimilar from the vastness of the Palmetto Compress Warehouse. We'll have to keep an eye on it as a potential model for the retail aspect of its redevelopment.
  23. 1 point
    It's in Davidson County. There are obviously already poor people, drug dealers, homeless, hookers, pimps, and liberals hanging out there.
  24. 1 point
    Lol I like how stats based that post was, but it reads like an advertisement!
  25. 1 point
    Southwest Airlines has designated Nashville a focus city and currently controls roughly 54% of the passenger market at BNA. Southwest has the map well covered with nonstop flights to almost all key cities across the U.S. They compete with the legacy carriers on many key routes and also move a large number of passengers though connections at BNA as a result of having so many flights. Southwest flies only Boeing 737 aircraft which is major advantage over the small regional jets used by many of the other airlines. American Airlines has now merged with USAirways and offers slightly more flights at BNA than Delta Air Lines. Both carriers offer good connections to international destinations via their respective hub cities. The weakest legacy carrier at BNA continues to be United Airlines, which recently announced plans to add larger mainline aircraft on some routes. The recent addition of a year-round nonstop flight on Southwest Airlines to Oakland is very welcome news and fills an important need for nonstop service to the San Francisco Bay Area. Hopefully United will add a nonstop to SFO to connect to its Asia-Pacific flights. Alaska Airlines will soon begin year-round nonstop flights to Seattle, competing against Southwest's seasonal nonstops to Seattle which have operated about 5 months per year for many years.
  26. 1 point
    Sounds like a lot of nooks and crannies where poor people could hide!
  27. 1 point
    I thought I would post the latest development updates: -The Hotel on W. Main is a go and final designs should be available soon. -Event rentals building is well underway. -Renato's plans to open a steak house in the former sandwich factory space. -The old Abby's will not be a steak house because of above, but a Soby's type establishment. with apartments on the back with shops below on Wall St. This is pending the sale. -The old Art building on Wall St. will become a candy store with apartments above. This also is a pending sale. -Royce Camp's new building on W. Main is waiting on the City to work out the parking. -Andrew Babb's new building on Kennedy is moving forward. -Hub City market/café is moving forward. -The empty lot on E Main on the old Mall section may be a mini golf (putt putt)soon. -Main St. improvements -Magnolia St. improvements Any others?
  28. 1 point
    Ely tweeted similar last week --- here is the base of the tower crane, waiting to be put in place. At least that's what I figure it is.
  29. 1 point
    New Lebonheur Office tower and garage
  30. 1 point
  31. 1 point
    There should be more than 400 high schoolers in this town across all the disciplines for DPHS to continue to be a magnet. The new high school idea seems more like "Fame", no sports, and a small community of arts only students. Totally different from DPHS who also has a large general population.
  32. 1 point
    I imagine DPHS would change the focus of their magnet program to another subject. Obviously they wouldn't need two & with a world class PAC centrally located in downtown, why keep it at a HS campus in the SW part of town?
  33. 1 point
    Wawa is THE place to get coffee.
  34. 1 point
    I went to the one at Colonial & Woodbury (Near UCF) this weekend and didn't notice a service decline at all. I'm torn. I'm no WaWa devotee, but I like the stores and find myself using them when I'm near one. I also like that RaceTrac seems to build their big, new stores right next to them. I like good, strong competition and these two love to duke it out while I just reap the benefits.
  35. 1 point
    I don't understand how the Round Building fiasco is not a bigger story in our local media. From what I can tell, an experienced company had the best bid, then the city completely changed the scope and gave it to a much less experienced company, who subsequently went over the timeline and budget and finally walked away. The city has had a huge eyesore in front of it's half billion dollar jewel for months, and the background of how this company got the job at all seems incredibly fishy...with all of the "silly" investigative journalism in our region ("see how ridges on your starbucks cup lid are costing you PENNIES more!!!") How come no one has really found out why they changed the scope and pushed the contract to this clearly overmatched company?
  36. 1 point
    You were hating on hipsters way before it was cool to hate on hipsters.
  37. 1 point
    Great to have Brazillian building in downtown...which mean they will buy up the condos here...and build nice buildings like Miami

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