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  1. PruneTracy

    The Gulch Projects

    "There's too much steak in this city." They're all real words, and the syntax and grammar seem to be in order, and yet the sentence is completely nonsensical.
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    The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    The I-840 substitute on the east side of town is intended to be State Route 109 from I-40 to I-65 at the Kentucky line. I'm not sure why TDOT expects truckers on I-65 to want to use a non-access-controlled highway to bypass Nashville but whatever. I will say, it's only 17 miles longer and about 30-45 minutes extra time even without the Portland bypass in place. (I-840 is an 18-mile detour from I-40 for reference.)
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    More Accolades for Nashville

    It would be interesting to see the treatment for a Sunday night game as NBC uses more of a collage-type shot for Football Night in America. Unfortunately the only way the Titans are going to get to play on Sunday night is if it's against the Cowboys and they relocate to New England.
  4. It's possible but unlikely. Even extensive green roofs add a ton of load to a roof structure. I suspect if that portion of the convention center had been designed to support such a load it would have been incorporated into the development as commercial space.
  5. I don't think Amazon needed a months-long, high-publicity search for HQ2 just to derive the politics of the candidate cities. It was, and is, about what was the best economic deal for the company.
  6. I can give you guys renders from the home-brewed InfraWorks model of Nashville but I charge admission. At least until Autodesk makes those things publicly viewable.
  7. At full height it should be visible all the way from the river.
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    The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    Rail from Nashville to Clarksville is happening; the study for that wrapped up last year. As for the next decade part, unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how you look at it) the former ROW was used to build the Cumberland River Bicentennial Trail, so there will be a lengthy process to reacquire it.
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    I was more interested in what a Red Robin Express is.
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    The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    Where there is available Interstate right-of-way I'd rather see managed lanes with dynamic tolling. It makes more sense to put modes together, as the infrastructure required to separate road and rail traffic (particularly at stations) equals either right-of-way or money. You also can't build transit-oriented development around a rail station in the middle of an Interstate. Managed lanes keep at least some traffic moving and also tend to pay for themselves while doing it. It also gives anyone stuck in traffic an option. When there's congestion, is making a meeting or picking up your kid from daycare worth paying a few dollars every once in a while? Sitting in traffic is a little more tolerable when you know you can hop into some managed lanes if time becomes a factor.
  11. This is a good point, though I suspect a significant portion of the traffic turning left from West End to Murphy comes from westbound I-440, so their ability to use Bowling as a cut-through is limited. It would be helpful if there were an entrance to the development on West End. The Delta Express adjacent to I-440 closed, there could be a space for an entrance utilizing that and the Chateau West parking lot. There would be room for eight vehicles queued up to make a left turn, more if the concrete median on West End were shortened. The light at Murphy would also provide some gaps to make the turn without requiring a new signal. I guess you could also beef up the bus stop there if you're into that kind of thing.
  12. The vast majority of those trips won't go on Murphy Road past Interstate 440. Seems these guys are conflating that segment with Murphy through Richland and Sylvan Park.
  13. There's some amount of parking, you can see the ramp in the northeast corner (opening to the north-south alley).
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    The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    That's way too close to the SR 171 interchange. They're barely a mile apart. Why not just a realignment of Pleasant Grove Road?