Nashville Cliff

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  1. Nashville Cliff

    The Gulch Projects

    I think Pie Town is a great name. Haters.
  2. Is this already posted somewhere? Didn't see it. Sorry if a cross-post. Silly proposal up north "Hey, build me three bridges, and I'll build another downtown along West Trinity." Maytown Redux?
  3. Nashville Cliff

    East Nashville/Inglewood/Madison/Donelson/Hermitage/Old Hickory

    Gee, I wonder if that has anything to do with the fact that most of the buildings are fronted with parking lots, drive-thru lanes, and pull-in curb cuts?
  4. Nashville Cliff

    East Nashville/Inglewood/Madison/Donelson/Hermitage/Old Hickory

    And not the bill of goods HG Hill sold the surrounding neighbors during their dog and pony show. Micro apartments to provide affordable housing? Gone. Parking and outbuildings that at least make an effort to address the urban fabric? I'll have to see the new SP, but sounds like that's gone as well. Another drive-thru? Good grief. Yes, it will almost certainly be an improvement over the current, giant parking lot, but sounds like another missed opportunity. I don't think we can say that it not being worse than the current suburban big-boxes down the road is somehow a win. Maybe the final plan will change my mind.
  5. Really? All major federal buildings have required this type of security since the Murrah bombing. I imagine they added even more after 9-11.
  6. Nashville Cliff

    East Nashville/Inglewood/Madison/Donelson/Hermitage/Old Hickory

    I believe the historic structure is protected. The current owner already did some work, like removing asbestos, if I remember correctly. But knowing Nashville, they'll find an excuse to tear it down.
  7. Nashville Cliff

    East Nashville/Inglewood/Madison/Donelson/Hermitage/Old Hickory

    Disappointing, but I'm not surprised. Have only heard crickets it the last couple of years from the development team that was going to renovate. They had spent a lot of time talking with the community about the project; sad to think that the process will probably have to start all over again. And thankful that it is within the overlay.
  8. Nashville Cliff

    East Nashville/Inglewood/Madison/Donelson/Hermitage/Old Hickory

    First, my apologies if I made it sound as if my comments on anti-NIMBYism were limited to this thread. UP posters are generally more thoughtful than what you find in a lot of forums and comment sections. That said, one can't pretend that NIMBY is thrown up derisively by developers and development-proponents every time there is push back to a development. And, yes, I've seen it used that way even on the UP. Hell, I'm guilty of doing so in the past. I agree that something has to be done to increase affordability in Nashville, and I think there are plenty of places along and near the corridors to build more density. And I'm a huge fan of allowing accessory dwellings in historic neighborhoods; ours breaks ground soon. Further, I'd just assume all cul-de-sac and mcmansion suburbs were replaced by higher uses, but that isn't my decision alone to make. What I find condescending is those who dismiss people who want to maintain the amenities that attracted them to a neighborhood as selfish NIMBYs. I guarantee you if some developer wanted to tear down the historic bungalows on my street to build denser housing, I'd be the loudest damn NIMBY you had ever heard. At what point when one plows under an existing neighborhood to build more density does the neighborhood lose the very qualities that made it attractive?
  9. Nashville Cliff

    East Nashville/Inglewood/Madison/Donelson/Hermitage/Old Hickory

    Or the train in East Nashville.
  10. Nashville Cliff

    East Nashville/Inglewood/Madison/Donelson/Hermitage/Old Hickory

    Here's my take. I'm pro-development (mostly) and pro-density (mostly), but I find it condescending when folks dismiss any opposition to new development as NIMBYism. I think most of us choose where we live, within our limits, based in part on how comfortable and attractive we find the neighborhood. Look and feel, if you will. There is nothing small-minded or Luddite about wanting to maintain as much as that look and feel as one can. I'm not saying neighbors should have an automatic veto over new construction or new development, but I don't think their opinions should be dismissed just because they "stand in the way of progress." I'm reminded of former UP and Nashville Charrette poster Nathan Walker's research on the history of Savannah. His deep dive into that city's history found that if not for the efforts of those wishing to preserve their city's neighborhood fabric, many or most of that city's iconic public squares would have been wiped away in the interest of "modern," "progressive" thoroughfares to make it easier for motorists to fly from point A to point B. All of that said, I think the Riverside project looks pretty good, but all of us need to spend less time on our high horses.
  11. Nashville Cliff

    Capitol View Northwestern Mutual/HCA 32 acres of mixed use | UC

    I go there one or two times a week, most weeks, and have never had a problem other than the one time I found a container of sour cream that had expired. Their wine manager, btw, is exceptionally helpful and friendly. Now, I do remember finding the staff at the Franklin Pike Kroger in Melrose to be rude, but that was years ago that I shopped there regularly. I'm sure the Little Brentwood, er, 12South crowd has addressed that.
  12. Nashville Cliff

    Capitol View Northwestern Mutual/HCA 32 acres of mixed use | UC

    I've never understood the public fawning over Publix. It is a decent store, but overpriced. Bad beer selection. Very good bakery. I don't find the customer service reps at the Donelson Publix any better than at my East Nashville Kroger, just . . . paler. We divide our shopping fairly evenly between Aldi, Kroger, and the original Turnip Truck.
  13. Nashville Cliff

    Capitol View Northwestern Mutual/HCA 32 acres of mixed use | UC

    And on those days, it will probably take you 15-20 to drive to the new Publix.