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  1. I wouldn't sweat it. The hotel is just now coming online, and the restaurants should see some traffic from that. The ice center and community center should help out as well. Replacing the office space with a nursing home was a poor decision, though. There is a wild card that will either boost the development traffic or completely wreck it: word on the street is that a certain chicken sandwich restaurant is looking at the outparcel across from Publix.
  2. They changed the name of this, by the way. It's now called the Sawyer at One Bellevue Place. Not sure if it changed ownership or what
  3. I feel like I read somewhere it would be FIFA standard but I can't find where so may be making it up. Yes, the field has to be between 50 and 100 yards wide and 100 to 130 yards long, but it can't be square (100 yards by 100 yards). The FIFA standard pitch is 74 yards by 114 yards. Most new stadiums just use the FIFA standard, but many older stadiums (especially in the US, where they were built for real football) or baseball stadiums have narrower fields. I like the variability, it allows for different styles of play as @DMilner notes in the linked article. I also think it should be allowed for real football too, where passing offenses could have wider fields and #exoticsmashmouth teams could have narrow fields. And the end zones, it would be fun to watch if some teams elected to build Canadian-style 25-yard-deep end zones while others cut it down to 5 yards. Talk about home field advantage.
  4. If by "Bavarian" you mean it has about as much space on top of the hill as Neuschwanstein Castle, then yes
  5. My question is, how can I get paid to come up with crackpot engineering proposals all day.
  6. I get the reasoning behind this statement but I firmly believe a Waffle House within walking distance of Lower Broad would be packed 24/7. It fits right in with the honky-tonk tourist experience. Drunk people from the South would eat there because they do at home and drunk people not from the South would do it because that's what drunk people from the South do. Bachelorettes would be Instagramming their hash browns every hour of the day. They should do a six-story concept there with a counter on every floor and an upper-floor entrance from the pedestrian bridge. It would be the busiest Waffle House on the planet.
  7. My understanding is that it is going at 312 21st Avenue North. This building was formerly a dormitory for nurses. It also holds some offices as well as the rehab facility. <iframe src="
  8. We have this money for adding multimodal connections between park spaces, so we'll use it to buy a fart-ton of land with one road in and out and surrounded by a river on three sides and use it to host hayrides and zombie paintball. Makes perfect sense.
  9. We should declare a riverboat moratorium then slowly reintroduce them once the riverboat companies get the behavior of their pilots under control.
  10. It's not three years, that was the maximum time allowed for bidding purposes. The actual contract with Kiewit is for 708 days, which puts final completion on July 24, 2020. Aside from that, the design-builder is penalized $100,000 per calendar day if work is not complete by the above date, and the penalties increase to $400,000 per day if they are not done within 30 days after the date. Importantly, there is not an incentive payment for finishing early. So that leads to a couple of observations. First, the "price" for a single day during the bidding process was $100,000, the same as the time penalty for the first 30 days. So it's likely that all of the initial bidders baked the 30-day time penalty ($3,000,000) into their bid with the intent of finishing after the completion date in order to reduce their bid by the same amount. (TDOT on previous projects has actually tried to set the penalty cost lower than the time cost which can lead to firms claiming a construction period of one day.) So it's possible Kiewit intends to finish in late August 2020 instead. Second, since there is not an incentive to finish early, whether the job opens early is really dependent on the PR value for the contractor. They can throw resources at the job and finish early so they can use that fact in marketing for other work (not dependent on bids, such as private-sector work of which Kiewit does a fair amount). But if they are shuffling resources around the country what is more likely is that they will hit 440 hard until they are comfortable they can finish on time and then leave a skeleton crew to do punch-list-type tasks until the deadline comes. So you may see a lot of activity up to the final phase is nearing completion, then next to nothing for the rest of the time.
  11. That's the key, same goes for Uber, Lyft, et al. People who live, work, and play in Nashville have increased mobility options thanks to these companies and the city/state has not had to invest anything to get it.
  12. I would imagine they will utilize the same model they already use for charging and distributing scooters, that is, allow "independent contractors" to sign up via the app to roam the city and pay them on a scooters-uprighted/moved basis.
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