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  1. I have fond memories of this place! Spent 3 years here after high school learning how to operate equipment, salt roads, and tell non-PC construction worker jokes.
  2. This building would have fit in perfectly in that spot had the historic church next door had not been mowed down for those gaudy apartments. It's on scale with the ML Rose building and the historic buildings diagonally across the street.
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    Nashville International Airport

    Did ParkAve move to London or is Binbin his/her spawn?
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    Hankster "Hank Bracken"

    Started posting here in 2005 and remember Hank very well, hate to hear of his passing.
  5. Everything is great! I've been busy building homes in the Nations and raisin' these youngins! I hope you're doing well.
  6. Here is a link to the Journal of the Tennessee Academy of sciences report on the findings from July of 1977. 52-3.pdf
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    CBD/SoBro/RutledgeHill/Rolling Mill Hill Projects

    This is awesome!!
  8. Super excited about this! Not only because I have a couple of building lots one block over but it will be great for the neighbors in that area to have such a place just a short walk away. I drank a Ruby or 6 today in celebration.
  9. The brick ranch portion of Charlotte Park is safe for now. The majority of the homes are well maintained and have decent square footage. Houses that need a little work/updating are selling for over 200k. Exit prices in the Nations are a good bit higher and the most developers are willing to pay for a building lot is about 80k per pad. I doubt we will ever see many brick ranch tear downs, the numbers just don't work. Also I highly doubt anyone in this area would be interested in down zoning their property for any reason, its a little bit of a different setting than Belmont-Hillsboro. The other portion of the neighborhood between the park and Briley is a different story. This was one of the worse areas of West Nashville, a good amount of the homes are nondescript and in bad shape. The lots are zoned R8 and several of them are large enough to build four homes on, two front and two back. I know of about 15 homes that are currently slated for demolition and I suspect 40-50% of the area will be razed in the next couple years. There is also a handful of renovations in the area. I'm rehabbing a house in the area that was built in 1996, my list price will be 60 or 70k lower than it would be if it were in the Nations.
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    505 CST - 545 feet - 45 Floors

    According to one of my friends at NES they have already started working on the infrastructure to power the building. So apparently NES thinks its a go.
  11. Correct. The majority of people being forced out are renters, I see it every day. In the Nations houses that rented for $700 two years ago are now renting for twice that amount. The substandard rentals are being sold and torn down and the rent has doubled on the houses that were decent rentals. And right or wrong I will tell you how people get done in by property taxes. Its due to lack of planning on the home owners part. Long time homeowners that have no mortgage pay their taxes once a year, not through out the year. So instead of saving an extra $100 per month they get the tax bill and and its $2000 instead of $750, they then struggle to come up with the money. So they panic and call one of the many low ballers that have been sending them letters in the mail and sell out. On the flip side of it, the rising values have been life altering for some homeowners. I recently sold a guys house (a tare down) in the Nations for $270,000. He was able to pay off his mortgage, all his bills, and pay cash for another house a little farther out Charlotte. Also relevant to this thread when we started our search for a new home he told me to look everywhere besides Bordeaux and North Nashville. No joke. Ha ha. He's an older black man and just seemed to have a strong disdain for those areas.
  12. They are as far from Charlotte as 12 South is from Nolensville Road. 1.5 millas.
  13. 4 spiral evergreens = a dime rock in the hood. I had a guy try to sell me a ceiling fan with a piece of drywall still attached to it a couple of years ago in Swetts parking lot.
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    The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    Cant believe anyone in their right mind would want red light cameras for any reason. I just recently went to Australia for two weeks and I racked up $500 worth of red light and speed cam tickets. They are literally everywhere and it makes driving a pain. I wasn't driving erratically either, they send you a ticket for going just a couple k's over the speed limit. The only way I'd go back to anywhere in New South Wales would be if I was stupid rich or someone else was driving.