ariesjow

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ariesjow last won the day on November 10 2015

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  1. ariesjow

    The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    Making my decision to focus on job opportunities outside of Nashville very easy.
  2. ariesjow

    CBD/SoBro/RutledgeHill/Rolling Mill Hill Projects

    They are heavily rumored to land at 5th + Broadway, right? I thought someone recently mentioned that a global financial services company was likely to sign on there. It seems likely after reading the article.
  3. ariesjow

    The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    I'm trying to remain cautiously optimistic that it passes. I think it will be a close vote. My 63-year-old mom voted in favor of the initative which was somewhat encouraging to hear especially since I noticed a recent uptick in some of the Black community leaders coming out against the plan.
  4. ariesjow

    The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    Proudly voted for the transit plan earlier this week and keeping my fingers crossed that it passes. It would truly raise some eyebrows nationally about Nashville. I've actually been considering jobs in other cities as of late. The slow reception to mass transit here is one of among several important reasons that I'm hesitant to consider my hometown a good, long-term fit for me. I'd like to believe that I'm wrong, but we shall see.
  5. I think a 750-footer would be just right for Nashville especially with 505 and hopefully 2nd Avenue Partners/Four Seasons to compliment it. Devon Tower is 850 feet. Makes me kind of happy the we didn't get a supertall. It would have taken us well over a decade to balance it out.
  6. ariesjow

    Nashville Bits and Pieces

    IKR. Let me get back to the work I need to get done tonight before I start telling some folks about themselves.
  7. ariesjow

    The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    This complaint doesn't make much sense. If the focus of the transit plan was all about tourism and hospitality, then why was the Charlotte Pike line revised and extended thanks to proactive West Nashville residents like myself? Also, if tourism was the primary focus, then why would the transit plan even include areas like Northwest Nashville and Nolensville Pike, areas that Nashville tourists are not really pining to visit?
  8. ariesjow

    Soccer in Nashville

    Poor that. They can stay pressed, though.
  9. ariesjow

    Soccer in Nashville

    Nashville's so hot right now.
  10. Nice cake! Would have loved to swing by this month to hear about some of these new developments, but my flight from Ft. Lauderdale didn't get into Nashville until the wee hours of the morning on Saturday.
  11. ariesjow

    The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    I think that's a fair enough take. Again, I will definitely support the proposal and I've already signed the petition. I don't want to see this effort tanked just because some of us feel that West Nashville is underserved. I just want to see a bit more analysis of what factored into the decision-making process for routes. The preliminary plans sort of gave us an expectation that it would go further down Charlotte Pike, but I will suck it up and deal with it if extending it further there makes less sense right now. It appears that there will be public meetings for each corridor. So, I will address my concerns at that time.
  12. ariesjow

    The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    There seems to be a fair number of used car lots, light industrial, older retail, and other underdeveloped lots ripe for redevelopment along and near the Charlotte corridor to my eye. Personally, I would like to see that entire shopping center at Morrow Road redeveloped at some point. I also think that traffic situation can be problematic particularly when there's an accident or construction along I-40. That said, I understand if the current density and bus ridership make the corridor a less attractive option than the proposed longer lines in other corridors. I simply would like to see it compared to the density, single-family homes, etc. in other areas so I have a better understanding of why the area will be underserved in this plan.
  13. ariesjow

    The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    Is the current density of the Charlotte Pike corridor to White Bridge that much lower than the far reaches of the light rail lines through other corridors? I would love to see a comparison. I will support the plan regardless, but I am a bit disappointed to see that West Nashville will be so underserved given the current growth taking place along Charlotte Pike. I don't see the value in extending it to Nashville West at the moment, but not extending it to White Bridge seems like a missed opportunity to me and is somewhat visually jarring even just looking at the map. For me personally, it's a bit disheartening to have pushed for a better transit system for years and committed to living in a close-in Nashville neighborhood only to see that the first major viable plan will essentially ignore your burgeoning area. So, I'll be supporting a line that will likely end up being impractical for me to frequently use unless I move.
  14. ariesjow

    Buckingham Gulch Tower 38 Floors|450+ Feet |Proposed 2019

    Start of proposed Gulch project placed on indefinite hold
  15. Since we're not really getting much of a crown, I think it would help if the glass was a different tint than the blue that's been so common in the recent SoBro towers. Is there a reason why so many of these towers have a similar tint?