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  1. CBD/SoBro/RutledgeHill/Rolling Mill Hill Projects

    So if those buildings don't meet the timelines for Philips, where are they going to go? Do any existing office buildings have 100,000 sq feet available?
  2. Hopefully this data brings with it some upward pressure on wages. With unemployment rates as low as they are I would think wages will trend up which then opens Nashville to further transplanted residents.
  3. MSA South - Williamson & Rutherford Counties

    The childcare piece is huge. As a parent with kids you could easily look at this as $100 for the membership and $100 for multiple hours of childcare (normal rate is $15/hr for a couple kids at home).
  4. Charlotte Park/Sylvan Park/Bellevue/West Nash./Nations

    Everyone likes to knock these, but you’re basically describing the way rowhouses in Baltimore’s Fell’s Point and Canton could have been described 75 years ago. In my opinion, these are being built at a higher quality than the 1980s-90s suburban McMansions that were being built all over Nashville with linoleum floors, vinyl siding, Formica counters, and floating wood floors.
  5. Charlotte Park/Sylvan Park/Bellevue/West Nash./Nations

    I can't imagine they're going to force all of these homes to be retrofitted. If the city signs off on something then I think it has to be allowed to remain unless the city can show that builders or owners intentionally deceived the inspector or codes office in hopes that they wouldn't notice a codes violation.
  6. CBD/SoBro/RutledgeHill/Rolling Mill Hill Projects

    I get the point, but those are some pretty aggressive growth projections. I can't see us more than doubling our current square footage of buildings by 2024. I seriously doubt we'll double the number of workers downtown by then either. The most believable in my mind may be tripling the number of residents, but even that is going to be really tough to do.
  7. Nashville International Airport

    The October passenger numbers were released today. September was minimally up from the previous year (likely due to hurricanes), but October 2017 (1,310,007) is up 7.6% over October 2016 (1,217,173). For the FY, BNA is up 7.3%.
  8. I'm going to miss the twin towers design, but I do like how the new proposal is very sleek looking. I think it will be a very handsome building that will be in the center of our skyline shots. Assuming it gets built.
  9. This is a great example of how materials and finishes can really make a building. Structurally it isn't that unique (it's a box), but the finishes take it over the top and reveal quality and it meshes with the surroundings very well. I love the dark metal accents on the old school brick. If someone told me that this was a 100 year old warehouse that had been refurbished I would easily believe them. I predict this building will age incredibly well.
  10. The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    If cost weren't an issue then I would say commuter rail from the suburbs which converts to a subway system downtown. There's no need to have the trains underground outside the urban core, but it would be a big benefit in the core (again, if cost weren't an issue). Since cost is an issue, I would love to see a full scale proposal for a network of rapid aerial trams/gondolas linking the urban core and inner suburban neighborhoods (Green Hills, 12South, The Nations, Eastwood, etc). I think the numbers would show a significantly more affordable and comprehensive system with slightly longer transit times.
  11. The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    Of all the accidents that autonomous vehicles have been involved in, I can think of only one that was the fault of the car or driver. The fairly high profile Tesla crash in 2016 in which the car didn't recognize a white semi truck silhouetted by a light colored sky is the only one that comes to mind. I would be curious in seeing video of all of the crashes. While the autonomous vehicles weren't at fault, did they follow the rules of the road to a fault? For example, if someone is putting the nose of their car into the lane during stop and go traffic, most human drivers let them do so even if they technically shouldn't. Do autonomous cars not yield to these cars because by the written letter of the law that car isn't supposed to do what they are doing?
  12. Could they be targeting the immediate cash to decrease the amount they are leveraged? Maybe this isn't an optional decision. 1500 sq feet downtown in a new construction condo could yield $1-1.5 million it seems. ~$10 million would help decrease loan payments significantly. The other possibility is that these aren't traditional condos but instead could be a time share. I believe the Margaritaville Hotel recently announced plans for time shares, which will act as something of a hybrid between hotel rooms and condos.
  13. The "luxury" (I assume full service) options for the Hyatt brand are: Hyatt, Hyatt Regency, Grand Hyatt, Hyatt Centric, Park Hyatt, Andaz, and The Unbound Collection. Nashville already has a planned Hyatt Regency as part of Nashville Yards and the Holston House (James Robertson Apts) is going to be part of the Unbound Collection. At 250 rooms, the Grand Hyatt seems to be out since they are usually much larger. Andaz seems to be more boutique than a new construction 20 story hotel, so that seems out. That leaves a Hyatt, Hyatt Centric, and Park Hyatt as potentials. Park Hyatt seems to be a stretch IMO, so I think this will be either a Hyatt branded hotel or the relatively uncommon and new Hyatt Centric Brand.
  14. Nashville Bits and Pieces

    I've often wondered how many hotels Nashville can actually use and support. A recent anecdote tells me that there is a lot of demand still there. I was speaking with someone who plans conventions/conferences for his Nashville based company. They initially tried to have a large meeting in Nashville, but when they priced everything out they couldn't make the numbers work in Nashville. It was simply too expensive. The cheapest quote they received downtown for a conference hotel was $370 per night per room in addition to the conference space rental fee. They ultimately chose another major city that was half the cost. I take away from that anecdote that there is pent up demand for Nashville out there. As more and more rooms come online, those rooms will be filled without difficulty.
  15. The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    That $60,000 is not the true cost, however. I think you have to do a full accounting to get the real picture of why people choose what they do. -First, the $60,000 is not the marginal cost of an autonomous car. The marginal cost would be much less as the vast, vast majority of people will still own a car for the foreseeable future regardless of whether or not it is autonomous or not. The marginal cost for autonomous tech over their comparable base models is around $3000-4000. -You didn't account for the usage cost, once the initial cost of the car is accounted for. Again, the vast, vast majority will have an automobile, so the decision isn't "no car/yes transit" or "yes car/no transit." The decision is going to be "yes car/yes transit" or "yes car/no transit." Once a person has a car the mental accounting then is, "what is the marginal cost of me driving to work vs taking transit to work?" With increased efficiency (and especially electrification) of autos, the cost of transit is higher than the cost of driving a car to work. I've driven electric or five years, and my per-mile cost is 2.5 cents. -The car does provide privacy, but it also provides point-to-point transportation. Very few people are going to live and work in places in which they can take mass transit point to point which means transit will take longer to get to their destination. Currently, one of the biggest benefits of transit is that a rider can relax and do other things during their trip. If autonomous tech comes around then that benefit of transit suddenly goes away.