timmay143

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    aerospace and mechanical engineering, Nashville Predators, Tennessee Titans, Vanderbilt sports, Chicago Cubs

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  1. timmay143

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

    I got 10 cranes and an airplane. Is that a crane behind Cambria? Gulch Union???
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    Project Thread/New Construction/Photo du jour/Const. CAMs

    Huh...just noticed the Christmas tree!
  3. Poor guy. What a slap in the face. He didn't even finish the digging for someone else! He could have "maybe" hung his hat on that accomplishment....
  4. Saw some interesting news regarding our speculations on Amazon air hub. @bnacincy is correct. Amazon is building a $1.5 billion dollar air hub at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in Hebron, Ky. Article from Feb. 2017: https://www.ibtimes.com/amazon-us-jobs-ecommerce-company-intends-build-15-billion-air-cargo-hub-2484687 And, this news recently: https://www.wcpo.com/news/national/ups-and-fedex-plunge-on-amazon-air-fears So while we may not land THE Amazon Prime Air hub since it looks like they have invested in Cinci, we could still possibly see a mini-hub in Nashville. Maybe similar to other minihubs such as FedEx's Indy hub? Not sure exactly how this works with the other carriers. Just not familiar enough with the business. Not sure how much UPS and FedEx air traffic we get either. Anyone know what other cargo carriers BNA sees?? Then there is this: http://fortune.com/2018/12/04/amazon-prime-air-chicago-rockford-airport-hub/ Also, I thought it was curious how the first article mentions Amazon buying up lots of truck trailers. Could Nashville see a Amazon hub type facility for trucks soon? I know there is at least one Amazon distribution center near Nashville, maybe more? We may not see anything significant. Just speculating what else could come with this supply chain industry.
  5. timmay143

    City Lights, 7 Stories, 71 condos, restaurant

    I feel the same.
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    City Lights, 7 Stories, 71 condos, restaurant

    Found it! Not sure if this is THE original, but this is one from October 2014 when the plan was still 12 stories. Found it in page 99 of the CBD/SoBro/RutledgeHill/Rolling Mill Hill Projects topic/thread. Newer renderings from the front of this page: Side note: It is very fun to go back several years in this forum and see where we were!
  7. This is one of my favorite (if not, favorite) projects right now going on in Huntsville. This development site is a 10-acre reuse of the old Martin Stove manufacturing complex located at Governors Drive just a little west of downtown Huntsville ("West Huntsville" I guess would be appropriate identifier; seems it has been given the moniker "Westside" according to an AL.com article; I like West Huntsville better...JMO). https://www.stovehouse.com/ The project currently is under renovation with plans for dining, entertainment, and work spaces: Owner's are Danny and Patti Yancey who form Stove House Properties and have partnered with Crunkleton Real Estate Group City's first urban food garden Wine and coffee bars Chef-driven restaurants Event spaces for rent Several stages for audiences of 100 (more "intimate" shows) Large events for up to 2,500 in a multi-purpose hall Office space News Channel 19 WHNT September 19, 2017 link: https://whnt.com/2017/09/19/stovehouse-the-incoming-mixed-used-development-that-will-change-the-face-of-huntsville/ AL.com September 19, 2017 link: https://www.al.com/business/index.ssf/2017/09/developers_turning_old_huntsvi.html This project joins similar reuse projects in the area, notably, Campus 805 and Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment. Campus 805 is the 13-acre development at the confluence of Governors Drive, Clinton Ave, and Triana Blvd. Campus 805 is anchored by the adaptive reuse of an old high/middle school which contains breweries, restaurants, catering, bars, retail and entertainment venues. This is a really cool development as well. I'll post a topic on Campus 805 at some point in the future! https://campus805.com/ Lowe Mill is another really, really cool reuse development. Just visited last weekend. Will share my pictures and make a topic on this location as well! According to their website, Lowe Mill is the largest privately owned arts facility in the US. The site is the reuse of an old cotton factory and is located on Seminole Dr just south of Governors Dr, north of Bob Wallace Ave, and west of Pinhook Creek and Memorial Parkway. http://www.lowemill.net/ Some renders of Stovehouse:
  8. Was really hoping to make this meet, but it looks like it will have to wait until the last year of this crazy decade. I am planning to make the January meet (5th, hopefully?), as I should be in TN anyways that week. I'll let you guys know as it draws closer.
  9. Leaked back in September, the Duluth Trading Company plans to build a store in the Town Madison development. The store would be located in the West End district of the Town Madison site plan. Looks like it will be in the NW corner of the West End parcel off of Graphics Drive. I-565 abuts the north side of the 2.33 acre parcel. The building will reportedly be 15,566 sqft. https://whnt.com/2018/09/18/duluth-trading-company-has-plans-to-open-at-old-intergraph-site/ https://www.waaytv.com/content/news/Duluth-Trading-Company-Coming-to-Town-Madison-493751581.html
  10. timmay143

    Metro Huntsville Development News

    https://www.al.com/news/2018/11/fbi-announces-1350-jobs-moving-to-huntsville.html Looks like the FBI has officially announced more jobs coming to Huntsville. They have a pretty large presence already on the Redstone Arsenal, and it has been suggested/spectulated that Huntsville could eventually see upwards of a total 4,000-5,000 FBI workers. Paul Gattis with AL.com is reporting that the FBI announced a large expansion of 1,350 employees at Redstone. It seems this will be relocations from and around the Washington, DC area. However, according to a senior executive with the FBI on Redstone, Robert Hamilton, the occupancy will not be ready until early 2021. The expected building (or buildings? a complex of several buildings like MDA?) will house special agents, intelligence analyst, and professional staff. According to Gattis, there are currently about 300 FBI employees on Redstone which is composed of two campuses. The first campus is 243 acres with expansion up to 400 acres and is located in the northern section of the Arsenal. The second campus lies in the southern portion of the Arsenal and is 1200 acres. The southern campus houses the FBI's Hazardous Devices School. Tommay Battle, mayor of Huntsville, noted at the announcement that 43,000 currently work at the Arsenal which could swell to over 50,000. Battle also mentioned that the ATF brought around 4,000 for training to Huntsville last year for a 3-4 day average stay. While in Huntsville for training, the trainees will patronize hotels, restaurants, and possibly more. Hamilton also announced that the FBI's ballistics research facility will complete construction in Spring 2019. Hamilton also quoted “The entire capability will be relocated from Quantico to Redstone Arsenal as part of the FBI’s portfolio,” according to Gattis. Additionally, Gattis wrties that "...the last of a four-phase project will begin early next year to bring the complete TEDAC capability to Redstone, Hamilton said. The facility was first opened on the arsenal in 2016 when former FBI Director James Comey visited Huntsville." Note: Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center (TEDAC) Second note: I think the 4,000-5,000 workers is direct plus indirect job number estimates.
  11. Looks like Redstone Federal Credit Union broke ground yesterday on a new downtown Huntsville branch and office building. The building will be 5 stories with 66,718 sqft of total space with an expected opening of Fall 2020. The location will be at 200 Davis Circle in the Twickenham Square area. The Twickenham Square area is a fairly new development that contains a Publix, some retail and restaurants, office buildings, hotel, residential and parking. Architects will be the KPS Group and the exterior design is to feature more glass and metal panels as opposed to brick. Apparently, the building will seem to glow as "motorists travel into the city from the interstate." Not sure how you will be able to see this from I-565...maybe the Parkway...? Also: Some additional tidbits from the news pieces: Will be the first RFCU in downtown Huntsville in the company's 67 year history! The company's 67 year anniversary was yesterday btw as well. Chartered on November 28, 1951 Alabama's largest credit union with 26 locations in the Tennessee Valley, 6 of those in Huntsville, this will be the 7th RFCU has $4.5 billion in assets with more than 410,000 members RFCU has two other additional project underway: 1) A flagship Tennessee branch office in Murfreesboro, TN broke ground in June 2018 on Medical Center Parkway due to open Summer 2019, and 2) a modern drive-thru teller station on North Parkway to open Jan. 2010 News Channel 31 WAAY-TV: https://www.waaytv.com/content/news/Redstone-Federal-Credit-Union-to-break-ground-on-historic-land--501445041.html Link to RFCU's Facebook page announcement: Pictures from RFCU's FB news release:
  12. timmay143

    Huntsville's Master Plan

    Great! Thanks for the add. Trying to catch up on some of these past events. Hopefully, will post some info and renderings from the Master Plan once I go through it and get the chance.
  13. timmay143

    Nashville College & University Expansion

    Getting caught smoking or any other tobacco products wasn't far behind either! However, the architecture does kind of fit the place.
  14. timmay143

    Nashville Bits and Pieces

    Yup, NW TN needs something. Although, Martin did post a positive gain. Nearby Jackson and Paris did as well.