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  1. There was another couple of articles in the NBJ. It was a both side of the coin approach, as Charles Robert Bone Pro and Joe Scarlett Con shared their views. The one comment Scarlett proposed was to expand the roadways and time the traffic lights. Sorry Joe, the price tag to get the needed space for road expansion plus thecost of the roadways, bridges would proabably exced the cost of this plan and again do nothing. You can only get so many cars through a funnel at any given time. I am sure he is a smart man, but that, we all agree will not work. He wants a regional plan, well this
    14 points
  2. Air Force one departing Charlotte earlier today.
    10 points
  3. "Look at all these tall-skinnies! Something must be done!"--Nashvillians circa 1880
    7 points
  4. Got this email from Walk Bike Nashville today. Nashville's Deadliest Intersection Gets Major Improvements Walk Bike Nashville and Adelicia Company have just completed three videos documenting the story of the Nolensville Pike and Welshwood intersection and our fight to add a mid-block crossing. The intersection at Nolensville Pike and Welshwood Drive has proven to be the deadliest intersection for pedestrians in Nashville. Walk Bike Nashville, Conexion Americas and the Salahadeen Center of Nashville have been working with TDOT since January of 2017 to create a safer intersecton
    7 points
  5. Drive by uptown today. From Wilkinson and John Belk Freeway coming into uptown area. Love the angle of this view and I was not driving so got some better shots.
    5 points
  6. 5 points
  7. This is what's coming to the ski-slope church site. https://www.apexsouthpark.com/
    5 points
  8. I mean....you could always carry a few of these and hand them out when you encounter those kinds of drivers!
    4 points
  9. Looking east towards The Element from 4th level of garage at Division and 17th Ave. South:
    4 points
  10. Or, you know, to get places. That's why I usually drive...
    3 points
  11. I was working in Seattle just last week. That Amazon building you reference is completely closed off to the public. There may be creative thought going on inside, but the exterior is just another blockbuster Amazon building in Seattle that promotes nothing positive for non-Amazon workers. The Apple building is nice, but is in a suburb. Comcast and Salesforce are indeed great additions to both cities (2 of the oldest in the US with a critical mass to support such buildings). None of this negates the positive impact that the Yard and the Church St tower will have in Orlando.
    3 points
  12. I hear you, conflict isn’t generally the best way to change societal behavior. However, I don’t think the pedestrian standing in front of the 6,000 lb metal and steel combustion engine vehicle is a particularly threatening bully. The stakes are much higher for the pedestrians and cyclists in our urban environment. As a pedestrian in Charlotte, I feel my safety threatened about once a week or so, most often from the driver taking the left turn across traffic with no regard for the people already in the crosswalk... for some reason College St is the worst Uptown, so many times I’ve had spee
    3 points
  13. 202 23rd Ave. North has been the home of Friendship House for quite some time. Originally a residence built in 1918, this 2 story brick beauty has 3,100 sq. ft. of space.
    3 points
  14. https://www.barrons.com/articles/2018s-hottest-housing-markets-1520016414 Nashville is apparently the highest growing housing market in the nation for 2018. Almost 8%! (please amazon don't go to atlanta)
    3 points
  15. This project, along with the Yard, are two of the more interesting and ambitious developments to hit downtown in many years. It'll be fun to watch them both come together over the same timeframe.
    3 points
  16. ^^^ that is a great website for a project. I have not seen one go through the construction phases like that but since the church is very interested in the progress I guess that they took that extra step. This is a great project.
    3 points
  17. Eola North - I don't think I have seen this mentioned yet on the site, but on my walk home, saw some construction equipment on Concord just east of Magnolia and I stopped by. Apparently, it is 3 story townhomes project by David Weekley Homes according to the sign on the jobsite. Haven't seen any renderings, but their website shows the project: http://www.davidweekleyhomes.com/new-homes/fl/orlando/orlando/eola-north Central Living by David Weekley Homes will soon bring award-winning townhomes to the energetic heart of downtown Orlando in Eola North. With its highly-desirable, walk
    3 points
  18. This may have already been pointed out but did anyone notice they installed a legit crosswalk (flashing lights, pedestrian rest area in middle, lots of signage) like a third of a mile north of the Harding Place intersection on Nolensville pike? It’s a pretty big deal that they did, that area is hell on the older folks who have to walk across, and it was like a mile walk to the nearest crosswalk.
    3 points
  19. From The Met parking deck this afternoon.
    3 points
  20. Yeah I forgot to mention that. If 5th and broad doesn’t scare the tourists away one subway stop isn’t. Even if it’s a temporary disruption, the transit plan has long-term positives for that part of town. Hell, maybe the pro transit groups should start advertising the fact that the touristy part of town is against the plan: it’ll counteract how all the idiots think that the plan is just for tourists.
    3 points
  21. That's a great point. Hell, 5th and Broad is a massive hole in the ground right in the middle of it all and nobody has made a peep about it affecting tourism.
    3 points
  22. You hit the nail on the head. I see old pictures of Tryon St. and all those beautiful long-gone buildings and it makes my heart ache. In San Diego, they sectioned off the entire original downtown as historic and untouchable. All the new high-rises have had to be built around that area, but cannot be built within it. That sectioned off historic area downtown is now known as the Gaslamp Quarter and it is rocking and rolling every day and night of the week, full of restaurants, bars, musical venues, stores. It's a jewel of the city. Austin still has its 6th St. with a similar vibe (and obvi
    3 points
  23. Drove by there today and the JW MARRIOTT sign is clearly visible from quite a distance. I could easily read the letters from the Rolling Mill Hill area. Seems the right size and will be even more visible when illuminated.
    3 points
  24. Atlanta and Northern Virginia are neck-and-neck in the Amazon HQ2 horserace, according to a survey by real estate marketplace Zillow Group Inc. Among more than 100 economists and real estate experts who responded, 12 said Amazon is most likely to choose Atlanta for its $5 billion second headquarters and another 12 picked Northern Virginia. Out of the 20 cities being considered, Nashville came in #8. Full story and slide show with breakdown of each market here: https://www.bizjournals.com/nashville/news/2018/03/02/amazon-hq2-heres-how-economists-rank-nashville-and.html
    3 points
  25. Always a positive when I see public support of the transit plan.
    3 points
  26. Fifth Ave. Storage (6 stories) update. Foundational walls underway. Looking south from intersection of Lafayette and Ash Street: Looking SW from intersection of Lafayette and Ash Street:
    2 points
  27. 2 points
  28. I always did kind of feel that in the midst of the "it city" hysteria the Nashville restaurant scene was getting a bit overpopulated. It's probably normal to see things kind of settle back down to a comfortable median after such a mad dash.
    2 points
  29. I'm pretty confident they are working on something and that won't be the finished look.
    2 points
  30. I think Bloom is overstating the disruption a little. The construction of one subway stop isn’t going to disrupt tourism, nobody leaves a tourism part of town because of one construction project on the absolute fringes of the tourism part of town. There’s like 12 construction projects on lower broad right now and it hasn’t dented business.
    2 points
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  32. I never really noticed the guitar in the base of the JWM
    2 points
  33. I was going to post this...seems like they are moving fast on this. I think a hotel in that "dead" section of DeVos would be great.
    2 points
  34. I worked at Opryland in Food & Beverage Division that month he stayed in middle Tennessee . They hosted a dinner for him in their secret party room and I got to help prepare Lobster Thermidor (I cracked open the claws and removed the meat; It was tasty) and Pate de Foie Gras (mushed up goose liver, I mushed up the goose liver with a fork and put it in a silver cup). He survived.
    2 points
  35. There is absolutely no possibility of Delta flushing decades worth of ties in the Atlanta region over a short-term political spat. Delta made a reasonable decision to express its neutrality in a hot political topic by removing their NRA deals (I’m pro-gun and I have no issue with it), but an idiotic decision to broadcast it on Twitter in a way that was sure to incite backlash. They made an error and it cost them some money, but it’ll be forgotten within a few months. Amazon would be foolish if this was a dealbreaker, Georgia is a wonderful state to do business in.
    2 points
  36. Looking north along 8th Ave. South from above Music City Circle:
    2 points
  37. Andy Andrews? His parents sure were creative...
    2 points
  38. Did anyone watch the new CMT reality show “Music City” last night? I’ve never seen the city look more beautiful on a TV show. You can sneer at the reality aspect, but the quality of the production makes the city shine.
    2 points
  39. TBT Paul McCartney in 1974 in Nashville. He tweeted this pic today. I believe that is the courthouse reflected in his sunglasses.
    2 points
  40. Shot of the Cumberland downtown today. Its expected to get to 34.5 feet high (was 52.5 feet in 2010)
    2 points



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