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  1. The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    this is rich.... Beth may or may not be elected Gov. of our great state, but she is definitely a leader.
  2. CBD/SoBro/RutledgeHill/Rolling Mill Hill Projects

    We will have to agree to disagree. If it is a choice between keeping 'vintage' buildings (see the building next to Harry O's in the picture) or constructing new, good quality structures, count me for the new. Now hopefullythe restaurant, Harry O's is worthy.
  3. CBD/SoBro/RutledgeHill/Rolling Mill Hill Projects

    It has taken forever and a day. but the new building looks great. I especially love the detailed brickwork.
  4. Nashville Bits and Pieces

    At 20.32 you can see the Masonic Temple Alex Palmer tore own to make Lake Palmer. ***Scratch that 7:26 not 20:32...thanks jmtunafish!
  5. Nashville Bits and Pieces

    Hey_Hey, i agree drugs have to be a component. And yes, the increase in crime seems concentrated in urban areas. So, while we may be in a historically low crime rate era, the 3-5 year trend is an acceleration in violent crime in urban areas. Anecdotally, I am a resident of downtown, My family and I gave been threatened with violence on two occasions in the last 18 months....this is after experiencing no threats in the previous 12 years...so yeah it is a concern. http://time.com/4607059/murder-rate-increase-us-cities-2016/ https://www.cnn.com/2016/07/25/politics/violent-crime-report-us-cities-homicides-rapes/index.html
  6. Nashville Bits and Pieces

    Normally I just go along with the mods (and I guess you may just delete this comment), but for heaven’s sake this is ‘bits and pieces thread’. I stated a point directly relevant to Nashville citizens... (...)... much more on point to those I interact with daily than 90% of the posts on the board. I did not read the post you deleted, but why not just delete the inflammatory post (if it was inflammatory....not sure since it was deleted), and let others discuss? i am not trying to dredge up the past....I just now returned to the thread and would like to address the responses to my post. ... _._. ._. . .__ _.__ ___ . ._
  7. Nashville Bits and Pieces

    Crime in urban areas has rocket up.... based out our preious conversations I have no doubt you and I diverge regarding how to tackle the crime spree....however my way is the leading reason crime dropped in urban areas in the 90s...stop and frisk and do not tolerate low level transgressions...
  8. Nashville Bits and Pieces

    A task force is a headline grabber ... let's see results not lip-service. Are you speaking for yourself regarding taking crime seriously in low income neighborhoods? You are not speaking for me. I am a staunch supporter of law-enforcement protecting all our citizens from thuggery run amuck! The trend nationwide in urban areas is a huge uptick in violent crime coinciding with soft on-crime-politicians tying the hands of law enforcement. ...and historically low unemployment for blacks and Hispanics and whites....so somewhat of a surprise.
  9. Nashville Bits and Pieces

    Billions for mass-transportation, millions for public art, hundreds of millions for infrastructure...yet non of that matters if Nashvillians do not feel safe. Not saying the city should not pursue these items in parallel , yet the priority MUST be on quality of life and that starts with crime prevention! These headlines are worrying and the trend is ominous ....nothing scuttles an 'IT'city like crime headlines. https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/crime/2018/02/15/nashville-crime-green-hills-east-nashville/343461002/
  10. The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    My understanding is the $9B number comes from the UP meet-up in Jan. where the MTA rep discussed the subject. And the spread between the $5.4B and $9B number is for operational costs, but only accounts up until 2032 or similar? (I think that is what she said...definitely not ongoing past a relatively near timeframe). The only question in my mind is what is the cost of implementing the mass transit plan (all in) being voted upon. That cost is $9B. If Metro is expecting use fees (ha) to cover the $3.6B operational cost then I would agree with you on the $5.4B costs...have they made that assertion?
  11. Nashville Bits and Pieces

    yes, waste of money....but since the metro arts commission spends the money of others (developers) we encounter an accountability problem
  12. The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    The fact of the matter is $9B of taxpayers monies will be committed to being spent on mass transit by virtue of a YES vote on the referendum. A NO vote does not spend the $9B.
  13. Broadstone Gulch, 14-stories, 238 apts, 4,000 sq. ft. of retail

    love the windows ... hate the cladding! story of Nashville in a large respect.
  14. The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    This is a recipe for a disaster... https://www.bizjournals.com/nashville/news/2018/02/15/could-nashville-change-its-transit-plan-post.html The article states no one knows if the plan may be changed post-referendum (unlike Metro's assurances). The (state) law as written is vague and says changes to the plan must be voted on in another referendum. So litigation seems the likely path forward if any changes are made along the way. As always litigation = costs and delays.
  15. It is good news if the Asurion build is taking the entire parcel. My question was asked because of this picture posted earlier in the thread. In it you can see the yellow area (designating the building) does not encompass the greenway. tree line, or the larger parking lot abutting the railroad tracks.