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  1. nashwatcher

    CBD/SoBro/RutledgeHill/Rolling Mill Hill Projects

    Makes no sense. Downtowns one of the biggest economic drivers for our city and we’re CHOOSING to put it at risk
  2. Didn't they offer the owner over 4 million for the sliver? Seriously he should sell now for "something" and they can modify their plans to a two tower building again. If the owner doesn't try to sell it seems insane
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    PSC Metals scrap yard

    This is genius IMO. Having a huge downtown park for residents and tourists to enjoy would be an incredible asset for our city long term. I can imagine a lively, vibrant park with people laying out on the lawn, beach volleyball, small stages for local artists, food trucks, dog parks, etc etc etc It would stimulate development on the east side and be incredible for East Nashville, downtown, tourists, and all of Nashville to enjoy!
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    CBD/SoBro/RutledgeHill/Rolling Mill Hill Projects

    Good idea for a slow developing city where it would take a century to fill in. That’s not the case with Nashville. The restriction now makes little sense.
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    East Nashville/Inglewood/Madison/Donelson/Hermitage/Old Hickory

    I think this is a great idea. You’ve got my vote to start a topic on how to improve the street grid/traffic improvement ideas. Best two dozen streets in Metro to connect. My votes are Wedgewood with Fesslers (especially with MLS/fairgrounds development) and some of ‘Pie Towns’ disconnected streets
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    CBD/SoBro/RutledgeHill/Rolling Mill Hill Projects

    Good luck. With the terrible height restriction of around 8 stories for this blank slate of our downtown, we're never going to achieve the density that we will one day wish we had
  7. So the first two 7 story apartment buildings total 266 units. Does that mean the 10 story one will be 334 units to get to the 600+ total units that is in the thread title?
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    The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    Seeing gondolas everywhere all over our sky line might become visually annoying. It might be interesting to just have them in the downtown loop as a means to get around. That could be fun for tourists as well. I think the idea of the plan we just voted on being scaled down to BRT would be perfect. Come back to the voters with a plan that's 1/3 the cost and will eventually link to surrounding counties. Allow "Uber/Lyft carpooling" to use the lanes and this really seems like a WIN WIN.
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    The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    How long would it take to ride a gondola from the airport to downtown?
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    The "Nashville UrbanPlanet Solves Transit" Thread

    So years were spent coming up with the design of this plan as well as these corridors for development. It seems like we could keep the general framework. If we change light rail to dedicated BRT and get rid of the tunnel, what is the cost of the plan? Instead of 5.4/9 is it 1.8/3? If so we only need a .166 and then years later a .33% sales tax increase. That might be a happy medium that people could get on board with. And throw in extras in the plan that people feel like benefit their interests Like signal synching to help with overall traffic flow Showing the public how the BRT system would integrate with coming autonomous vehicle technology to allow last mile drop off An increase in the affordable housing stock along the corridors which would benefit renters by increasing overall supply Potentially lower property taxes for Davidson county citizens in the long run due to economic development along the corridors and increased revenue from these corridors. If Metro gets new property tax revenue from development, there is less pressure to increase property taxes as often and as much in the future.
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    The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    Any guesses what the cost would be if BRT replaced light rail on all the corridors? Switch the plan to BRT, and convey the importance of mass transit for the future health of our city (environmentally, economically, spurs tax paying development, allows options for employees to get to their jobs, new business equals more tax revenue, etc etc)
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    The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    Early voting was around 40k against, 20k for...not looking good
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    The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    Any predictions what time the results will be known?
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    CBD/SoBro/RutledgeHill/Rolling Mill Hill Projects

    I've seen the 10 story rendering, beautiful. Do we have any idea if the 7 story buildings will look as good as the 10 story one?