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  1. You start small. Once we've gone underground I expect more will eventually follow, but that first step is a doozy, as far as getting people to go along. And it's hardly needless, there's no room for a train on most of those streets DT, and this will greatly reduce the number of cars and pedestrians hit by trains, and allow the trains to travel at a fairly high speed instead of creeping along in traffic.
    5 points
  2. Nashville just hasn't done a good job of maintaining the civil war sites. There's a monument over on Granny White just south of 12 South that has missing letters, overgrown trees, kind of hidden gravel parking area. Franklin was even worse until recently. They had a Pizza Hut sitting where the major part of the battle took place, and the city had to purchase the Country Club of Franklin (one of the only reasonably priced country clubs in the region at the time) to provide any sort of extensive battlefield park, and I don't even think the battle took place there. I think in the past there wasn'
    4 points
  3. I have to eat some crow. I had wrongly assumed that the opposition to this Cloud Hill development was more or less opposed to any development in general there and wanted the Greer Stadium site to stand empty and unused out of fear that a development would take away from the fort. But if their desire is to have the entire area, including the Greer site, turned into a high quality Civil War historic park, then I'm absolutely all for that, as I have long wondered why there wasn't really anything of note devoted to that pivotal time in Nashville's history. We might even get the city to move all
    4 points
  4. Amazing how you are able to read Lee Beaman's mind! I'm not wild about those car lots in that location, but it's his property and his decision-whatever his motivation.
    3 points
  5. Maybe they could bury some utilities while they're digging!
    3 points
  6. This is the Charlotte Federal courthouse in the setting it will be with the existing courthouse in the front. It is a classical design and that is fine with me as we have very little architecture in this style in Charlotte. The design was debated some love it some dont. However I think it is appropriate for a government building as most of our buildings are so tall you won't be able to see it anyway. Supposedly it will start within a year. The other two buildings are our newest office towers new Ally Bank Center 26 stories 378 ft and Bank of America Tower at Legacy Union 33 stories 63
    3 points
  7. I hope this happens. If we're able to go underground...and we find that it's not as cost-prohibitive as once thought because of new technology...maybe it will lead to a subway system in the future, which, to me would be REAL mass transit.
    3 points
  8. Exactly. This is a "one-of-a-kind" site in the world...so why not fix it up for generations to come? The "Cloud Hill" development the city is proposing could go anywhere, like you mentioned. A Civil War exhibit and park is something that fits here...and really not many other places. And...with that fort being one of a kind, it deserves this.
    3 points
  9. I think this is a far better location for TopGolf than their original plan for the Charter development at I-85/Mallard Creek Church Rd. That place never seemed appropriate to me for such a facility.
    2 points
  10. Bainbridge starting to top out. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    2 points
  11. And that is why I will never purchase a vehicle from any Beaman dealership. They are the single biggest block to re-urbanization in Nashville and exist there for no other reason than to give the city one big middle finger. He's sitting on a gold mine that would pay for a similar sized super car lot outside of the CBD a dozen times over, but refuses out of spite, greed, short sightedness, or a combination thereof.
    2 points
  12. I'm not sure NoVa will be it. Unless they want to have a campus out past Tyson's Corner, I'm not sure where they'd fit one in near Metro without a ton of demolition or reuse. Maybe between Potomac Yards and Crystal City? Either way, cost of property and housing is way above what you'd find in DFW, ATL, Austin, or Nashville, or even Philadelphia.
    2 points
  13. It’s interesting that buildings do not get built without funding.
    2 points
  14. Austin and Nashville are twin cities separated at birth. Nashville has replaced Portland among the big three "it" cities which IMO are now Seattle, Austin and Nashville. I don't think we have any Portland posters on UP to dispute that.
    2 points
  15. Austin's traffic sucks and is always getting worse, and there is not much hope for any viable mass transit in the near future. Home prices are rapidly increasing and have been the most expensive in Texas for a while. But the population boom is unrelenting because people and companies keep moving here. The traffic nightmare pisses me off every day on my commute to downtown, and the fact that I have to live closer to the San Antonio Metro than Downtown Austin to have have a decent sized home that doesn't suck all my income away pisses me off as well. But neither of those problems seem to be
    2 points
  16. Right now, you have made two strange post. Not sure who you are, but already treading in dangerous territory.
    2 points
  17. That could do a lot for that corner. I’ve noticed a lot of new listings on Loop Net lately. Park Center on Woodland is almost an acre (right next to the Hill Center). Family Dollar is for lease. I’m hopeful.
    2 points
  18. Looks like the 'underground' portion of the transit plan will go north-south with a station under the Music City Central transit hub and another 'near Lafayette Street south of downtown' according to the Tennessean.
    2 points
  19. Totally agree. Richmond also needs to do more to bring more high-tech, more higher paying jobs to the area. Data centers can do that, but since they don't hire THAT many people per center, there has to be other ways to attract these sort of jobs...unless there is an explosion of data centers that go up in Richmond (with the low tax rate, I can envision quite an influx). Facebook just might be leading the way to do just that. I hope Richmond is also able to land more corporate headquarters. High paying jobs follow HQs and others service-related businesses to support them (IT services are one o
    2 points
  20. Hmmm, now does that brand slot between the Grand and the flagship Regency?
    2 points
  21. Seeing how many lobbyists they have on the payroll makes me realize our "government" isn't the only one running the country.
    2 points
  22. Pretty sure Little Richard had a place in the "Riot Hyatt" on Sunset in LA. Both times I stayed there, I ran into him in the lobby.
    2 points
  23. I was originally quite fond of this idea, but the more I consider it the more I'm against it. Two reasons: 1) I want this development to still happen, just somewhere more integrated with the developing urban fabric of the city. As is, it's almost totally isolated from the grid and would be just as suited for a place like Cool Springs. 2) Nashville could use another large park near downtown. And this has the added benefit of becoming a visitor draw itself if the fort is properly restored and renovated with quality interpretive materials. Additionally, it's an ideal location for a bran
    2 points
  24. Fort Monroe? Are you freaking serious? The fact that Norfolk did not submit a proposal should end Alexander's reign as mayor. SPQ and Town Center are the only place that should have been submitted from Hampton Roads and everybody in the region should have backed it. Amazon was never going to pick this region but the fact that Norfolk didn't even try is devastating for businesses looking to move to this region. Other businesses are monitoring the proposals sent to Amazon. Amazons "search" is basically a free market survey of every viable city to possible relocate their HQ or to expand into a n
    2 points
  25. The fact the mayor was even considering whether it was worth it or not is a joke. Potentially 50 billion in the regions growth, and all the projects that would result after this. Norfolk needs to have a bid no matter how good the incentives they chose to give are.
    2 points
  26. Article is the WSJ from 2 days ago said CEO of AllianceBernstein told staff they are considering moving a lot of jobs from NYC to either Charlotte or San Antonio. This would likely be several hundred financial services/asset management jobs that pay probably $250k on average.
    2 points
  27. I'm starting to think that east-west routes need to be prioritized by state/federal sources in the area between Hammond and Baton Rouge while Livingston taxpayers should prioritize improving north/south routes. It is inevitable that the area will grow faster closer to I-12, but there are not enough alternative routes to I-12 to support the traffic that exists today, much less 20 years from now. There will be more developments like Juban Crossing in the future, and hopefully a new airport somewhere between Walker and Satsuma I was thinking that a 4 lane extension of Buddy Ellis eastw
    2 points
  28. Per Sichko's twitter page Division Street connector to open Monday at 1000am.
    2 points
  29. It was never proposed to have the station moved in phase one. That was marketing hype by the developer to sell people on the project. The actual plans from the beginning have always shown that the station would have to wait until they had more room to work with. Note the same developer called it "Grand Central Station" like, lol. Sure, a covered platform with a ground floor lobby, coffee shop, and some crappers is exactly like "Grand Central Station." Dude has a strong hype game, I will give him that. . . and he knows how to get our idiotic press to buy it without doing any research.
    1 point
  30. I believe the plan has always been to build additional buildings around the eventually expanded structure in a way similar to FSU's. Of course, that hasn't really happened yet, with all of college football attendance way down these days and a failure to get into a better paying conference.
    1 point
  31. Charlotte ranked #26 and Raleigh #10 on the most livable cities in the USA to live in according to USA Today. Many of these "cities" are suburbs of larger cities so all in all for a large city Charlotte to be on here is pretty good. https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/nation-now/2017/10/13/most-liveable-americas-50-best-cities-live/761013001/
    1 point
  32. My bet is still on Atlanta and Northern VA but if I had to choose 1 it would Atlanta. Much larger population size more comparable to Seattle. Low cost of living, busiest airport on earth able to absorb huge numbers of people. That being said it will not affect Austin with its all it tech growth homegrown and Silicon Valley outposts like Apple or Facebook or Nashville with its health IT, or Raleigh Durham with its huge tech hub with SAS, Red Hat, life sciences or even Charlotte with its Fintech hub AvidXchange, CreditKarma , huge banks etc. Whatever city gets this HQ2 some other compa
    1 point
  33. The women's national team is really popular. I think women's soccer would probably draw better than women's basketball.
    1 point
  34. I've never been big on bashing Shula because I think execution is a big part of our issue. However last night, we threw the ball 3x, deeper than 20 yards, with 3 minute remaining. On 4th and 1, with the best rushing QB in the history of the game (especially in short yardage) we lined up in the shotgun and threw it. Cam clearly tweaked his shoulder earlier after diving for the endzone, but we are throwing... Shula is clearly in his own head at this point. His play calling just looks out of rhythm. We may need a change there. Lastly, as a Panthers fan, it
    1 point
  35. Can we send this to Governor or congressman or editor or someone??
    1 point
  36. I'm fully on board with Ascension and Livingston taxing themselves to improve their local road network, but they also face the same problem as the rest of the capital region in the sense that so many of their state and federal highways have not been updated EVER despite an explosion of growth in the past 50 years. 200,000 people have moved into both of those parishes since 1960. 210,000 new people moved into East Baton Rouge during the same time period - so it isn't entirely flight from the city. The area has legitimately grown from an MSA population of about 250,000 to about 850,0
    1 point
  37. TopGolf maybe headed to new entertainment district behind Parks Chevy at IKEA Blvd and University City Blvd. This would make a TopGolf within walking distance of new LYNX extension University City stop. Other mixed uses proposed include apartments, restaurants, movie theatre etc. This is a lot better than the original zoning that allow several car dealers and now that seems to be dead. Subscriber only article https://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/news/2017/10/12/could-topgolf-be-headed-to-proposed-entertainment.html?ana=e_mc_prem&s=scroll&ed=2017-10-13&u=oAaDx%2B74FoP4qOJ%2
    1 point
  38. This is a good shot of the apartments above the garage. This is the plaza view.
    1 point
  39. Say what you will about SouthEnd. Plaza and NoDa, in my opinion, will not catch up in a long time to the scale of SouthEnd. SouthEnd, Midtown, Morehead and uptown are nearly contiguous at this point. SouthEnd is impressive. It's not longer just a few bland apartments lining South Blvd. It's actually very lively along the rail trail and in general a nice place. I'm surprised it's all coming together
    1 point
  40. I spy the BOAT from the courthouse. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 point
  41. Worthless without pics.
    1 point
  42. From the article: But Edwards vetoed the project from the state’s construction budget, which had allocated $10 million for construction on the clinic, because the state didn’t have enough money to pay for it. OLOL had planned to match the allocation with $6 million of its own money. They gave almost $30 million to build a Children's Museum in New Orleans. Baton Rouge and Lafayette had to fund their own Children's Museum.
    1 point
  43. Tex Mex is amazing if done correctly. It's usually done horribly wrong. On the Border is honestly very sub-par. I'm not sure how they survived in Baton Rouge as long as they did with the Mexican and Tex-Mex offerings around town. Try Lupe Tortilla when you go to Houston next time. That's the benchmark for Tex-Mex. You're welcome. The spot where Ruby Tuesday used to be will be scooped up by some kind of fast food or fast casual chain. It's a prime location with adequate parking, but there is limited footprint space for a larger restaurant.
    1 point
  44. Cool looking building, and it will be very visible. The article points out that the office building and lofts are separate buildings. The city/parish needs to invest heavily in that neighborhood as well as the corridor along Terrace to I-10 from the Water Campus. Those buildings would be fantastic for signature tenants for regional companies. Their brands on those buildings would essentially be a giant billboard similar to Louis-Dreyfus on the west side. We won't get Amazon, but that Water Campus is an ideal place for a mid sized corporate office or regional branch of
    1 point
  45. There she goes.. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 point
  46. Nashville Nights #14 by B D Scott, on Flickr
    1 point



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