jmtunafish

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About jmtunafish

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    just a few feet outside of the Nashville MSA
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    football, rugby, racquetball, traveling, France, Hong Kong

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  1. jmtunafish

    Nashville Bits and Pieces

    What strikes me the most about this is poor Columbia, whose urban population was stagnant. In fact, it looks like all of Maury County outside of Spring Hill was pretty stagnant. Anyway, by 2020 I wouldn't be surprised if the Murfreesboro urbanized area is finally combined with Nashville's. I wonder if Spring Hill's urban cluster will also be connected with Nashville's. I know that whole Spring Hill/Thompson's Station area is booming and is creating a rather seamless stream of development along Hwy 31 all the way into Franklin. Also, if I'm reading the map correctly, it looks like Springfield was part of Nashville's urbanized area in 2000 but in 2010 became its own urban cluster which I don't really understand.
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    Nashville, as MLB Expansion Market

    John Loar is convinced Nashville can support MLB and has a plan on building a stadium on the East Bank without using public funds. It's hard to read this article and not agree with him. https://www.tennessean.com/story/sports/2019/01/20/mlb-nashville-major-league-expansion-dave-stewart-tony-la-russa-nhl-nfl/2579858002/
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    Nashville Bits and Pieces

    Here's how "urban" is defined by the Census Bureau: In order for a block to qualify as urban, it must have a density of 1,000 people per square mile (ppsm). Using an automated process, qualifying blocks are aggregated to form a central core area. Once the initial identification process is concluded, a second automated pass is initiated with a lower density threshold, 500 ppsm. This aids in identifying blocks that do not meet the initial density threshold, but may contain a mix of residential and nonresidential land use (parks, schools, commercial, retail, or industrial uses), and therefore should be included within the urban area. https://www2.census.gov/geo/pdfs/reference/ua/Defining_Rural.pdf Contiguous urban blocks that reach a population of 50,000 are urbanized areas (and are part of metropolitan areas). Contiguous urban blocks that have populations less than 50,000 but above 2,500 are called "urban clusters." Here's how the Nashville area looked in 2010:
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    More Accolades for Nashville

    And that same, lame shot of the skyline taken from across the river.
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    Nashville International Airport

    Allegiant today announced new nonstop service between BNA and Grand Rapids, MI. Allegiant entered the Nashville market just one year ago, and Grand Rapids is Allegiant's 9th destination out of BNA. https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2019/01/15/allegiant-nashville-grand-rapids-bna-grr-nonstop-route-cheap-airfare-tickets/2585976002/
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    Project Thread/New Construction/Photo du jour/Const. CAMs

    I agree, I don't know why this isn't done more often. Here are a few examples I'm aware of. A Methodist church in Hong Kong: A Mormon church in Hong Kong: And I like this one, where the Mormons razed some decrepit buildings in downtown Philadelphia and then built a church and a 32-story apartment tower on the same property:
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    Nashville International Airport

    I suppose. Are there some el cheapo airlines to Dublin and Rome we don't know about who are considering expanding to the US? Maybe Ryanair? easyJet? Edit: I knew Alitalia was having major economic problems and has been put up for sale, and according to its Wikipedia page (so, you know, take that for what it's worth) Delta and easyJet have expressed an interest in buying what's left of Alitalia.
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    Nashville International Airport

    Why on earth is the airport authority targeting flights to Dublin or Rome instead of Amsterdam, Paris, or Frankfurt? Or Reykjavik? The Tennessean article said those destinations are the top targets, not the most popular destinations. Or does the airport authority figure they'll have a better chance landing a 2x-weekly to somewhere like Rome or Dublin than a 5x-weekly to Amsterdam or Paris? There are a lot of you a lot smarter than me, so help me understand their rationale behind targeting Dublin and Rome over the more obvious Amsterdam, Frankfurt, or Paris.
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    Nashville International Airport

    I couldn't remember if they all serviced MCO or SFB. Thanks.
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    Nashville International Airport

    That makes the 4th airline to fly BNA-LAX. I can't think of any other nonstop destinations out of BNA that are serviced by four different airlines.
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    Nashville Bits and Pieces

    Seriously. I'd get more thrills sitting in a lawn chair overlooking the Interloop than attending a NASCAR race, but Nashville and NASCAR do go hand in hand. This just makes so much sense. I was surprised to read the banquet had been held in NYC for 27 years. NYC? Kind of like that old Pace Picante Sauce commercial.
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    Nashville International Airport

    I think Sacramento and John Wayne (Orange County) are the only remaining major California airports without nonstop service to BNA. I'd rather have a nonstop to John Wayne as I'd rather have another option into Los Angeles other than LAX and Burbank, but I'd be happy with either one. I'd also like to see a nonstop to Portland. Didn't Southwest have a nonstop to Hartford a long time ago from BNA? Or maybe I'm thinking of Manchester NH.
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    Cookeville News

    In 2017 Cookeville broke all its previous records by issuing 430 building permits worth $78.5 million. In 2018, it issued 505 building permits worth $226.5 million. While this would be considered small change in Nashville's sphere, this makes Cookeville the fastest-growing construction zone in the state outside of the Nashville MSA. County Mayor Randy Porter came up with a few collages of some of the larger projects completed or started in 2018: Some of the bigger things coming up in 2019: Shopping center (Food City?) on 10th Street @ Hwy 111. Shopping center (another Food City?) on Hwy 70 in Baxter. Entertainment complex (bumper cars, laser tag, bowling, etc.) on Walnut Ave behind Publix. New police headquarters. New elementary school. Holiday Inn on Willow Ave. Hilton hotel/conference center downtown (this one has been taking its own sweet, aggravating time). Downtown parking garage. $150 million ceramics factory in Baxter. Continued expansion of SAIC's cybersecurity technology gateway in downtown Cookeville Oculus Software's new facility in the Highlands Business Park Colorobbia's new labs in the Highlands Business Park
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    Nashville International Airport

    When I lived in Knoxville I'd usually just fly out of TYS because the hassle of driving all the way to BNA rarely made up for the higher fares. But I knew a lot of families who made the trek to Nashville. At $100+ savings per ticket that meant several hundred dollars for a family. But the kicker for me was when I cashed in some miles for a first class ticket, but the only planes flying out of TYS were the little regional jets that didn't even have first class seats. So it was a waste of a first class ticket except I got to board first (woohoo). I will say TYS is a very attractive airport and rarely has long security lines. However, now that airlines give frequent flyer miles based on the ticket price and not miles flown, I no longer enjoy layovers. BNA has the perfect combination of lots of nonstop destinations and several low-cost airlines.
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    Nashville International Airport

    Knoxville's tiny airport with limited flights and high fares is one of the reasons I was glad to move to Middle Tennessee. And if I did my math right, BNA has more than twice as many passengers as all other Tennessee airports combined.