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Hey_Hey last won the day on September 20 2015

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  1. Weren’t they doing this to find a more business friendly place and a place more friendly to their employees from a tax and cost of living perspective? There’s a reason that corporations are moving their operations to places like Nashville, Atlanta, and Raleigh, and this would seem to go completely against that idea.
  2. We need a new new tallest of 750 ft and then we can fill in every last empty lot inside the Gulch, CBD, and Sobro with buildings ranging between 10 and 20 floors.
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    MSA South - Williamson & Rutherford Counties

    Stephens Valley, which will have several hundred homes as well as a commercial section and sits on the Williamson/Davidson line, is coming along. 20-30 houses have been under construction for a while with a few of them nearing completion.
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    Nashville Bits and Pieces

    I think there is some truth the Laffer Curve, especially at the extremes and when you look at specific activities and specific taxes like the income tax. However, people forget that there are two sides to the Laffer Curve. It was famously used to justify cutting rates in the 80s under Reagan and Republicans continue to use the Laffer Curve as the reason why they think revenues will increase with a tax cut. The top marginal rates before Reagan's tax cuts were around 70%, which is far different from where we sit today. It is plausible that cutting income tax rates from 70% could increase revenue because rich people would work more. Today, though, we find ourselves with top rates in the mid-30s. I strongly suspect we are on the left side of the Laffer Curve at this point, and any lowering of rates would lead to lower overall revenue. Even the Laffer Curve predicts that really low tax rates will lead to lower tax revenues, so I don't think the Laffer Curve is some diabolical pseudo-economic theory created by conservatives. However, conservatives have used it repeatedly and inappropriately to claim that ANY and ALL tax cuts lead to increases in revenue.
  5. They actually didn’t have to get approval for the height. The height was by right, which led to a lawsuit that Southern Land won.
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    The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    I saw the “Hot Topic” flag on this and excitedly opened the thread looking for news about an expanded Music City Star service, a new commuter line to Clarksville, or a new partnership with a ride sharing service. Instead, I find an argument about opioids, rural/urban, and Trump. Oh well, maybe next time.
  7. What we don’t know is how many corporate relocations or consolidations haven’t happened because of a lack of space. After this building boom, we should have several large chunks of 50,000-100,000+ Sq feet available immediately for companies looking to move in. We have been the destination for several shared services headquarters, and available space may bring more of those places here.
  8. Hey_Hey

    Nashville Bits and Pieces

    Taking Hickman County out of the MSA is going to hurt our chances of hitting 2 million for the MSA. It May leave is a few thousand short. I would be interested in knowing the commuter numbers for Montgomery County. I suspect it will enter the Nashville CSA and I wouldn’t be surprised if it enters the MSA in another 10-15 years. There are increasingly high numbers of people commuting between Clarksville and Nashville due to affordability. I still think we are years away, but it may very well be coming.
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    JW Marriott - 385' - 34 Floors

    Is that new? They definitely didn’t require a jacket when I was there last. The hat at dinner is new Nashville. I can’t imagine anyone wearing a ballcap at Jimmy Kellys in 1995.
  10. Assuming the economy keeps humming along, I suspect we'll see more development jump I-40 between Charlotte and West End. The 7 story condos on Church are going to start soon as well.
  11. Hey_Hey

    West End/Mid Town/Music Row/Vandy Projects

    This 35 yo got it. And I agree.
  12. Hey_Hey

    Green Hills/Belle Meade Projects

    I would like to hear what the Green Hills opponents think about the new Southern Land tower in Green Hills now. I think it has turned out fabulously, and it doesn't even feel like a high rise when viewed from Hillsboro. The setback really achieved its desired effect of moving the height away from Hillsboro and embracing a human scaled, pedestrian friendly development. Every time I drive by, I am impressed by how well it has turned out.
  13. We need to start screen grabbing these stories. So if the Four Season is coming to 2nd Ave, is Ritz Carlton coming to the West End/Broadway split?
  14. That whole area is really turning into something special, IMO. There are a few neighborhoods that set Nashville apart from traditional peer cities, and this area is one of them (Sobro and The Gulch are others). If I were looking for a home in the urban core, I would seriously consider living in this area.