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  1. 12 points
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    With the dark glass they are planning. I think it'll have great contrast with the mid and light grey. New rendering alert!
  3. 7 points
    I remember how much you guys love white brick on old structures! Formerly Phat Burrito. Currently Flowerchild
  4. 6 points
    Per https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tallest_buildings_in_Nashville:
  5. 6 points
    Not @Rockatansky obviously but the general problem is the mismatch of the area to the expected availability of employment. Lots of digital ink gets spilled on this forum about TDOT and their four-lane divided highways to nowhere. The vast majority of these have economic development in their purpose and need statements. While I don't mind them (mostly because I get paid to plan and design them) many question their ROI. But the more nuanced question is whether encouraging small factories, distribution centers, etc. spread out across the state is a healthy growth model. Is it prudent to set up a system where geographically-isolated communities rely on one employer for their livelihood? What happens when these businesses close or relocate, as they frequently do? Can workers whose skills revolve around manufacturing, etc. pivot to the jobs remaining in a rural area after the one factory packs up and leaves town? The state of many small towns in Tennessee (and in particular coal country) suggests otherwise. The hard truth is that many of the jobs being promoted by these efforts are better suited for more urban areas. For any community you need a critical mass of both employees and employers where one is not put out if there is a shortage of the other. This critical mass is smaller for many small-town businesses (restaurants, banks, etc.) that only employ a handful of people, but it's larger for industrial businesses that often have hundreds of workers. The critical mass isn't necessarily Nashville-sized but it's not, say, Linden-sized either. I hate to see people forced to leave their homes but it's a reality of the industrial and post-industrial world. Of course the other side of this is that rural residents still play a vital role in the state's economy. Agriculture accounts for ~15% of Tennessee's GDP (which is about the same as Nashville's contribution as a whole). People on here and elsewhere like to turn up their noses at the serfs out in the hinterlands but these are the people who are growing your food, mining the materials you need to build cities, etc. They're citizens of the state just as much as any urbanite and they're suffering too: low economic mobility, opioid epidemics, etc. Again, look at coal country. The state can't ignore them just because there's a bunch of sexy towers going up in the capital.
  6. 6 points
    glad to see she's putting up a fight. This building is a bomb shelter of a structure.
  7. 5 points
    Nope, still look like two short buildings that should be one tall building. And there it is! Thanks nashmoney for putting me over the top and to Bna and everyone who made this possible! I’m especially proud that this happened on a post where I’m ridiculing short buildings.
  8. 5 points
    The streetcar also fights crime!
  9. 5 points
    MGM partners with AEG for hotel at The Yards. https://www.bizjournals.com/nashville/news/2019/03/07/mgm-joins-name-brand-roster-at-downtown.html AEG, which owns and operates a range of music venues and sports teams around the world, is aiming to begin construction in the third quarter, spokesman Michael Roth told the Nashville Business Journal. As plans stand today, Roth said AEG and MGM expect to build the following: A music venue with capacity for 4,000 people A smaller venue “entertainment club” A nine screen movie theater 90,000 square feet of office space A 315 hotel with 25,000 square feet of meeting space. Notably the hotel has 30 percent more rooms than first announced. A range of food and beverage options, and other entertainment options as well
  10. 4 points
    Have you guys checked Charlotte’s crime statistics for the other 51 weekends of the year when the tournament is not in Town???? I get it, having 100,000 to 150,000 “urban” people uptown for the CIAA tournament can be difficult for some people to adjust to. Three to four days out of the year appears to be too big of an inconvenience for many people, economic benefits be damned. This passive racism has got to stop. Please consider all of the facts first before posting. These comments are hurtful not only to me but to many other members of Urban Planet who are a part of the very same demographic. Some your fellow posters are quiet when these comments are made for various reasons including but not limited to the desire for acceptance, or just simply being numb to racist comments. I am guilty of this as well. There are ways to be address specific issues in a non offensive manner (see @CLT2014 ‘s comment above). Everyone on UP should be afforded the same respect. Many of the NBA All Star parties referenced in an earlier post attracted the very same demographic of people at even higher numbers! No one complained because of the prestige that comes with hosting an All Star Game. I’ll end with this, please consider the very reason why HBCU’s exist in the first place. The CIAA is more than a basketball tournament, it’s a homecoming for most. North Carolina has more HBCUs than most states. North Carolinians in the HBCU community are proud of this fact. The people attending these events have stronger connections to Charlotte and North Carolina in general than many of transplants that currently live in Charlotte. I am more than happy to engage in dialogue via DM or phone for those who wish to understand my position in greater detail.
  11. 4 points
  12. 4 points
    Hooking up a DEC2 construction cam?
  13. 3 points
    Maybe we will see some tall skinnys one day downtown! #dreams
  14. 3 points
    UBS Tower sells for $135 million to Shorenstein Properties of San Francisco. The 29 story, 634,000 sq. ft. building sold for just $14.5 million 6 years ago. More at NBJ here: https://www.bizjournals.com/nashville/news/2019/03/07/san-francisco-buyer-snags-one-of-nashvilles.html?iana=hpmvp_nsh_news_headline
  15. 3 points
    The Three Sister's Market, Charlotte's first food co-op looks to be already in the design phase and looking to Open in 2020. They had a site plan for the location at the Corner of Clanton Road and West Boulevard that included a teaching farm, outdoor market, and grocery store building. Will be interesting to see this gain some momentum, I'll see if I can track down some renderings.
  16. 3 points
  17. 2 points
    Guessing next week. Looks like most of the footers are poured.
  18. 2 points
    I love the parkland across Tryon shown in this rendering maybe we should called it Legacy Union.
  19. 2 points
    I agree. So many try to divide us into urban, suburban and rural...but in all actuality, all 3 serve a purpose in supporting one another....and are an extension of one another.
  20. 2 points
    Just for comparison, since people were comparing Charlotte to Richmond the other day, they pay a combined county/city tax rate of nearly $1.3 per 100 and it's still one of the fastest growing cities in the country.
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    The Opry House at Opryland has a capacity of roughly 4,300. However, due to commitments with Grand Ole Opry, many of the prime weekend dates are not available. Also it is church pew type seating, and some folks find that off-putting. Municipal Auditorium has a capacity of 10,000 for full shows, 9,000 for front of house, and 5,000 for half house (with full curtaining system dividing the room. Bridgestone Arena can also go down to as small as 6,000 with curtaining systems for certain set-ups. Having a a modern theater set-up with true padded seats at Nashville Yards could be a nice draw for many types of concerts and shows. Don't be surprised if some awards shows might be interested in it as well.
  23. 2 points
    Not much publicly anyway except a study of the Dickerson Rd corridor. Woopty doo! We can do that study for them free of charge from folks here on the board and probably come up with a better option than they would.
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    bit more info from another piece on the opening of the Optimist Hall space....The new tower is to hold around 3,600 employees and of the 400 at Optimist Hall, 300 are permanent and 100 will rotate in and out as needed
  26. 2 points
    Everyone will have their opinion on this and you absolutely deserve your's, Sky. I just want to say that ultimately the site plan and one's engagement with the building will be much more important than façade design. This one's façade in particular is a fresh approach for Greenville. There's actually not much else downtown using these materials right now, especially in such a fun way. It has life to it. The refreshing aspect of the design is that it's not red brick, IMO. Greenville will be a much more interesting city and much better off for not reproducing the same thing over and over again. Ultimately, it's putting several hundred people in the heart of the West End.
  27. 2 points
    Not so. Theres plenty of people in Charlotte that I think have the will to save this building. Just sort of hard to compete with the owner, Northwood Ravin, who's parent company holds $5.6B worth of assets.
  28. 2 points
    Preaching to the choir. Commercial development is a capitalist enterprise, not enough people willing to get hosed just to preserve a building, unfortunately.
  29. 2 points
    That’s understandable, but the facade wasn’t totally beyond repair was it? I feel like they could have preserved it if they had really wanted to, and using it would have made their apartments more desirable.
  30. 1 point
    French biopharm company openings its first plant in USA in Raleigh. Read more about here and it is 200 high paying jobs. https://www.wraltechwire.com/2019/03/07/french-cancer-research-firm-to-build-plant-in-raleigh/ https://www.newsobserver.com/news/business/article227212059.html
  31. 1 point
    New dining center coming to heart of the RTP called the Boxyard made up of shipping containers. https://www.wraltechwire.com/2019/03/07/boxyard-rtp-to-bring-dining-entertainment-to-heart-of-research-triangle-park/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_source=wral
  32. 1 point
    Phat Burrito was bright yellow so it was not natural brick anyway. I like the white on this building hope they can keep it clean.
  33. 1 point
    Honestly, I think that *is* the business model. Manufacturers want to locate in a place where they are the only game in town because it (A) means they aren't completing for workers with another business, so wages stay low, and (B) they keep the union out because the implied threat is that the company will leave the locals high-and-dry if they start to agitate for higher wages/fewer hours. I could make the argument that manufacturing flight to the hinterlands is a mirror of upper-middle class flight to the suburbs, except instead of running from public schools the factories are running from union organizers. There's also the fact that nobody wants to live next to a factory, so they locate in places where they get minimal blow-back from nimby's. For the average nimby, a factory is barely one notch above a landfill.
  34. 1 point
    Oh wow. Looks like Flowerchild belongs on a cliff side on Santorini! Now if we could only get the former Greek Isles restaurant to open here, I'd be very happy.
  35. 1 point
    heh. I've been expecting it, they submitted the building white with Green accents. ala Reids.
  36. 1 point
    The cynic in me says the part they are going to incorporate is only that little cut out that had the year of the building on it LOL....I hope it's more than just that. I really love the brick work right underneath that top section.
  37. 1 point
    Read my comment. "Unless you want to walk to a neighborhood park". I'm well aware of the metrics that the Trust uses. Yes we have huge parks, but very few of our citizens can walk to them.
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    February home sales were up 2.8% in Nashville area compared to February, 2018. Single-family homes sold in February for a median price of $294,486, up from $289,093 a year ago. Condo units sold for a median price of $214,900, which was essentially unchanged from a year ago. More at NBJ here: https://www.bizjournals.com/nashville/news/2019/03/08/nashville-area-home-sales-see-february-uptick.html?iana=hpmvp_nsh_news_headline More behind Nashville Post paywall here: https://www.nashvillepost.com/business/development/residential-real-estate/article/21050135/nashville-sees-february-home-sales-rise-28 Also, this chart shows home value rise in the region between 2017 and 2018:
  42. 1 point
    Not sure if this has been posted yet or not, but AllianceBernstein will take up the top 8 floors of the office tower.
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  45. 1 point
    Thanks for that! I had no clue
  46. 1 point
    This is interesting, but not surprising. The 90s and 00s had a lot of big construction, but not skyscrapers. I know it doesn't follow the top 25 over time, but if that chart kept it's trajectory over time, then we should have about 15 more buildings in line with our current top 25 (7 in the 90s, 8 in the 00s). Think of what our skyline would look like with 15 more buildings of 267+ ft.
  47. 1 point
    There is always a way when there is a will. Charlotte political/business culture is just not there (unless you are David Furman, as I understand it)
  48. 1 point
    It looks from that picture that either the lake was not yet filled, or had been lowered. It makes me wonder if the bridge was constructed because the lake would have submerged the old bridge.
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  50. 1 point
    Well I know the traffic is definitely getting worse and worse.



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