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  1. frankliner

    Project Thread/New Construction/Photo du jour/Const. CAMs

    That area is in the process of being included in the revised special assessment district for the nashville downtown partnership. This would provide the area with certain services but a slightly higher tax rate. I think it'll be settled by next year. This might improve the viability of redevelopment at this spot, but I believe the lot is owned by Central parking or the Methodist Church both of which aren't really known for their redevelopment prowess (on a related note, there have been rumours that they are considering moving their printing facility out of downtown) So I wouldn't hold my breath .
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    The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    At least the article says there is still a chance for light/commuter rail to connect the Boro and Nashville. I'm still pretty disappointed that they are prioritising bus though...
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    Museum Plaza

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    Museum Plaza

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    Nashville International Airport

    I wish they would paint a huge cross on the tail, I think that would be kinda cool to see, lol.
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    Project Thread/New Construction/Photo du jour/Const. CAMs

    The Tennessean has a full article up and rendering on this new "Artesia" project. The rendering doesn't look awful, but it doesn't really inspire me either, esp. with the price-point they are asking... http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/ar...ESS01/612020318 Is that some rumblings of preservation that I hear ? Sounds like that area needs a conservation/preservation overlay to me...
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    Project Thread/New Construction/Photo du jour/Const. CAMs

    I don't believe this project has been posted before. http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/ar...SINESS/61201018 This is a great location but those pricepoints are UNBELIEVABLE!!
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    Nashville International Airport

    Boooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DOWN WITH DETROIT!!!!!!!! Good thing we showed them the reception that they deserved!! 6-2 I think with our colour scheme, a Preds jet would look really cool. We just charter now though right?
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    Signature Tower

    Indeed, welcome. I was reading the Planning Commission's agenda that smeagolsfree posted on the Westin thread and it looks like there is a zoning approval that is coming up for the Sig Tower for tomorrow night's meeting. It says that there are 197 hotel rooms planned, 435 condos, and 17,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space. I was just wondering if this means the numbers will become more fixed as a result of the Commission's approval (hopefully) on Tuesday night. Btw, planning staff's recommendations are approve with conditions. Here's the link: ftp://ftp.nashville.gov/web/mpc/meetings/2006/111406.pdf
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    The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    Here's today's article about the special even Titans train. http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/ar...EWS01/611130352 I am glad to see that they met their operating expenses. Does that mean the extra 75 were pure profit? If so, the public burden to this project is ever diminishing .
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    The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/ar...Ul6M/Fjjd1zI%3D I guess 275 riders for the first game isn't bad. I'll be interested to see if the ridership increases, since they are planning to run trains to the remaining home games.
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    Memphis International Airport

    I was reading this week's edition of the Economist (Nov. 11-17), and they were talking about some of the big problems Airbus faces. It seems that there's been alot of nationalistic tugs of wars over who gets to control how much between alternatively the Germans, French, and Spanish. It's a good article if anyone's interested.
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    Nashville International Airport

    I've been a loyal NWA customer all my life. Never had lost luggage and usually have had very professional service. Although flying their partner KLM kinda takes some of the shine out of their luster, lol, but I think KLM has absolutely extraordinary service (and some REALLY hot flight attendants, but I digress). I also think the Detroit hub is one of the best in the nation. Memphis has gotten quite a bit better too after their renovations. On another note, I kinda wish some carrier would implement a shuttle system (hourly daytime flights) like the large Northeast cities mantain between Nashville and cities like Atlanta, Charlotte, and Memphis. The market probably isn't there yet (except I really could see it for Atlanta) but it would be a cool option to have
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    The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    Wow, great news! Were there alot of other people on the train with you?