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  1. Soccer in Nashville

    I know, right? I've not been to the fairgrounds in years...probably the last time was 15 years ago for a gun show or something, and I remember it being a run-down dump then. I get that the buildings may have some historic value and I think that having a public exhibition place and fairground is important for the city (not every event has the funds to rent out the MCC, after all). But the place is in bad need of the money this promises to bring to the site to bring it up to some semblance of standards.
  2. Why is the Bells Bend/Northwest Nashville area so empty/bare?

    Ah, Vancouver...I love that place. Only spent like 12 hours wandering the downtown and Gastown areas and I was amazed by it. It's like the city was built by an extremely talented player of SimCity. There's zero need to develop it. Let already built up areas get some infill before we even consider taking more precious farmland, green space, and natural area... A little part of me dies every time I see open space turned into another lifeless, cul-de-sac "Bumblefudge Reserve" or "The Plantation at Farmtown" development.
  3. Super excited about this. Now, just need a Tennessee Museum of Natural History to provide a respectable education and museum district! Heck, work with the city, local universities, and galleries to get a moderately sized Museum of Art up and running.
  4. West End Summit

    Same here...I am shocked that there is actually a smidgen of news about this site!
  5. Nashville Bits and Pieces

    Exactly. I remember, as a kid, on occasion we would go to a restaurant downtown if we were there for another reason (something at Municipal Auditorium or a show at TPAC), but we would never go down to Broadway. It was mainly just a forum for porn shops and seedy dives.
  6. Nashville Bits and Pieces

    If I could upvote this a million times, I would.
  7. West End/Mid Town/Music Row/Vandy Projects

    Call me weird, but I actualy really like that building. I know it doesn't exactly address the street, but I like the wall and the green space. Seeing an adaptive reuse would be cool.
  8. Nashville Bits and Pieces

    I'll be living in the UK by then, I'm super excited to make it to the game! (I know, it's a two week old post...)
  9. Nashville Bits and Pieces

    Looks like UP is becoming a go-to source! Maybe some of our mad ravings will have some impact.
  10. Nashville Public Art

    Bicentennial Mall (BCM anyone?) is such a treasure. I can't wait for the blocks around to fill in with medium rise buildings and hopefully museums.
  11. 805 Lea, 35 stories, residential, retail

    I think demand is definitely there, just not at the price point that 505 and SoBro are asking. It's that weird area where they have have a product in high demand but they have priced them outside of what the majority of the market can afford, let alone is willing to pay. This just goes to show how much Nashville needs more housing stock that isn't so-called luxury apartments or condos, but rather stock priced more to appeal to middle class renters. Unfortunately, it's also a sign of a bubble that if it collapses could scare away builders and developers that would otherwise be willing to invest in something other than super high end properties.
  12. Knoxville Construction and Updates

    Would love to see some pics of campus too! So much has changed since I finished 12 years ago.
  13. Project Thread/New Construction/Photo du jour/Const. CAMs

    Okay, don't make me get the waterboarding equipment and jumper cables out... What do you know, man?!
  14. They're trying to make it more authentic by channelling the run down abandoned Highway 70 roadside tire shop look. Very avante garde.
  15. I'm super sceptical after reviewing their portfolio as well. Their most high profile work appears to be a strip mall.