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  1. Rooftop only, so there will be some addition done to the top, but nothing of substantial height.
  2. Damn. If it was three story townhomes that wrapped the corner, I would be cool with it (even though I want something like the Metropolis building down at the corner of 11th and Fatherland), but the inclusion of SFH just kind sucks to me. S 10th is a very under developed corridor that is very heavily travelled and should be built up.
  3. It kinda depends. I'm not a huge driver for height honestly, if it is a well designed building and serves a purpose then I am all for it. To a certain extent I see some folks desire at height as a bit vein and austentacious. To answer your question specifically toward the inner loop though, I do not think they are arbitrary no. Planning is a very difficult job to do and when the DTC and Community Plans were being developed it was really hard to forecast how well the city was going to do based on historical events. I do think the Community Plan for Downtown and the DTC should be revised, but it is not as easy as having Planning say "go". It is probably a 6 to 12 month process of community meetings to revise the community plans and then a separate whole process for the Downtown Code. My thoughts would be that the unlimited height (30 floors with unlimited Bonus Height) could be revised to the red outline below. This is based on the direction in which developers are seeing the value of land and how things have moved throughout this boom. Ultimately a move like this would drive up land costs even more, which would probably drive developers to look at parcels close to this zone, but not directly in it in order to find the next "diamond in the rough" that could provide the largest ROI. The same system of rezoning those parcels would still be in place though and developers would have to jump through the hoops that are required. Looking at a higher elevation though, We can surround that unlimited height area with different zones. BLUE is the unlimited zone I mention above. GREEN is a transition zone that would set a minimum height requirement with a ceiling height of around 30 stories (if developers want higher they can ask for it and provide community benefits). RED is the zone around the state capital and Bicentennial that I think is our culture center where we don't need to the density. PURPLE is the direction we are seeing our skyline grow the highest at the current moment and I think if we stretch our 30 stories cap out toward Centennial with a transition zone abutting the park. ORANGE I would be very carful with due to the country's history with redlining and how this area was essentially artificially depressed through hostile zoning laws. An immediate upzone of this area has the high risk of land that otherwise would not be developed or is still currently affordable and make it very expensive very quickly. This could run the line of Urban Renewal in that area and create a whole different type of redlining. North of Jefferson is a no go in my opinion at the moment. Too much established neighborhoods/communities. Developments along the edges could be beneficial (think Neuoff), but in the heart of them I just don't think works at the moment. Railyard, Napier/Trevecca/WeHo all have potential to develop (or continue developing) but our skyline isn't moving that direction currently zone I don't think the height should necessarily move that direction yet. The Railyard district is the most viable area to move and would work very well with my proposed improvement of the WeGo Star. While architectural reading is not the greatest, Kevin Lynch's "The City Image and its Elements" - specifically the notions of Paths, Edges, Districts, Nodes, Landmarks - are really helpful in thinking about how cities can be formed. Things may feel arbitrary to some, but folks that live and breathe this stuff always find reasons for what we do. There is more to life than building tall buildings for the sake of tall buildings.
  4. Not knowing the complete ins and outs of the deal (don't have access to the Tennessean), I would expect a lawsuit to be filed against Metro. Seemed phishy how they kicked a bid out for refusing a payment and then accepted a bid that didn't include that fee. Unless it was a bureaucratic/procedural thing in how the bidder rejected the payment.
  5. Thanks @smeagolsfree, it is a really cool building and there are many items that will be preserved in the building. The ground floor exterior wall will be reconstructed as a sort of jewelry box (typically a term used for an addition on top of the building) with a sleek modern look. The intent of the lobby space is to look like an art gallery - several around and this is the avenue of the arts after all - and the exterior reflects that gallery driven simplicity with the main door illuminated with a recessed light all around the door recess. An old safe that is currently in the building will be relocated to the lobby and used as a décor piece as well. The remaining building above will utilize a white and gray palette (the rendering is not the final colors) that will speak to museum/renaissance style buildings. The historic lettering at the top of the building will also be brought back, but with a modern flair. They will be back lit letters so they will be lit up at night. All the spaces that will look out on to the street will be lounge spaces within the units with activities such as billiards and other games.
  6. The entire building will be a four unit STR building. Each unit will have multiple bedrooms with each bedroom having a slightly different theme.
  7. Basically making sure the building is designed according to code and meets life safety (means of egress, fire protection, interior environment, etc.) requirements for occupants. After all, that is what codes primary purpose is - to protect public health, safety and welfare as they relate to the construction and occupancy of buildings and structures
  8. EDIT: My bad, wrong parcel. The Hermitage and Lea site is limited to 65' at the street and then can grow taller as it steps back from the street. While technically there is not a traditional "max height", there comes a point that the footprint of the building when factoring this control becomes unusable. This parcel actually falls into the SoBro subdistrict. General subdistrict with a base zoning of 30 floors and unlimited bonus height. It is in the T6 Downtown Neighborhood Community Plan (same as 2nd and Peabody and 500 2nd Ave), but due to the DTC already granting the building height a future development should not need as many hurdles as the major projects just south of Peabody. MDHA is probably going to want a PRETTY PENNY (justifiably) for either buying for ground leasing this parcel!
  9. Jarman Development is undertaking the project with STG Design handling the architecture/interiors, while Benesch is civil, Balata is handling structural design and Wilson and Girgenti are handling Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing.
  10. Is this actually real like going through water/sewer permitting or something? Or is it more like this article back from april fools day? https://www.whiskeyriff.com/2022/04/01/walker-hayes-to-open-four-story-applebees-bar-grill-in-former-ernest-tubb-record-shop/
  11. Gensler, the world's largest architecture firm, announced their well-known Nashville office in the NBJ. They have been involved in projects such as the Arteson and 5th and Broadway as well as being the designers for the 500 2nd Ave project. They also have used the likes of Gresham Smith as local "Architect of Record" in the past and will no longer require that. https://www.bizjournals.com/nashville/news/2022/08/11/gensler-to-open-nashville-office.html?utm_source=st&utm_medium=en&utm_campaign=BN&utm_content=na&ana=e_na_BN&j=28702890&senddate=2022-08-11 Additionally from the NBJ, Brad Bars talks about the new ownership's intention for the old Ernest Tubb shop. I have heard some rumors of rooftop addition, but nothing solid info wise. https://www.bizjournals.com/nashville/news/2022/08/01/ernest-tubb-future.html?utm_source=st&utm_medium=en&utm_campaign=BN&utm_content=na&ana=e_na_BN&j=28702890&senddate=2022-08-11
  12. They are halting construction as they go through re-design of their interior spaces. It is not like they are halting the project entirely per say, but construction needs to halt on the interior build outs in order to redesign to occur. Office space is radically being reworked due to the pandemic's influence on the traditional office. Personally, I wouldn't expect a dramatically long delay. They are still building out certain lobbies and common spaces, so I don't even know if the delay will be long enough for contractors to pull off the site. We have to remember that Amazon has a signed and executed lease on these two towers, so while they may not be paying full rent on them while sit unfinished, they are still paying something so it incentivizes Amazon to get the spaces finished and used. Groups like Amazon, Oracle, Facebook and even furniture companies like Steelcase are doing TONS of research about what the "office of the future" is looking like.
  13. Metro already believes it has the density to build rail, the problem is we can't afford to build it and as of last vote, the votes of the county (again, pains of countywide government) don't believe it is worth the additional taxes
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