ariesjow

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  1. Yes, we seem to be on the path to building good core density without much height. This proposal looks great, but I definitely hoped we would get a tall tower or two from this one.
  2. Bonnaroo 2017

    I'm not going this year, but I hope everyone has a fun and safe time.
  3. IKEA to Nashville

    I'm very happy to see that IKEA chose Davidson County as well. This is great news for the Antioch area.
  4. Repurposed/revitalized historical buildings in Nashville

    This looks great. I would love to see more entertainment options like this downtown.
  5. This is such an exciting and transformative project for Nashville. I don't remember when I've been so excited about a major project.
  6. Bridgestone HQ 30 stories - 460' | Retail.U/C

    ^ They really need to put up the railing on the roof to cover up the HVAC units. That would help tremendously.
  7. CBD/SoBro/RutledgeHill/Rolling Mill Hill Projects

    ^ Very excited about this as well. My partner has worked for the Morales family for years. They do excellent work, treat people well, and care about Nashville's history and progress.
  8. CBD/SoBro/RutledgeHill/Rolling Mill Hill Projects

    It's so depressing to see all the beautiful structures that we've lost! Regarding Walgreens, I agree with Bna here. I'm perfectly cool with a Walgreens around Lower Broadway as I'm sure it will be a lucrative and practical addition. I'm not sure why they're so adamant about it being right on Lower Broadway especially with so much new construction underway and planned around KVB. I suppose they think the visibility on Lower Broadway would be unmatched. If Walgreens wants a location on Lower Broadway, I would like to see the city demand that the store be top-of-the-line similar to Walgreens located at by The Venetian on the Las Vegas Strip. I believe I posted about that store when I was last in Vegas and the Trail West location was still being debated. That store was far nicer and more comprehensive than a run-of-the-mill Walgreens. We should certainly demand something more unique and polished if such a large chain drugstore is seeking a marquee location in the heart of our entertainment district.
  9. 505 CST - 545 feet - 45 Floors - U/C

    This is definitely excellent news! My fingers are crossed that some sort of lighting component is added as well.
  10. Nashville Bits and Pieces

    Sounds like a perfect fit for either Fifth + Broadway or the Mainland Cos. proposal for the roundabout.
  11. CBD/SoBro/RutledgeHill/Rolling Mill Hill Projects

    The land would have to be remediated to ensure against high concentrations of dangerous chemicals such arsenic, lead, etc. The property could very well be designated as a Superfund site under CERCLA.
  12. Hard Rock Hotel/ One World Hotel/40 stories/ 500 million

    Meh. I don't want even one of those types of buildings and, to be perfectly frank, I want less downtown development with entertainment components focused primarily on catering to same idealized country music tourism mystique. We need to strive for a better balance and broader reach with our entertainment options downtown. It's becoming increasingly cringe-worthy as we see the "Nashvegas" schtick amped up on Lower Broadway and environs. Sick of these new, celebrity-driven honky tonks that basically seem like more glossy caricatures of other honky tonks. Sick of Second Avenue's continued evolution into an extension of instead of an alternative to Lower Broadway like it once felt. It creates this pervasive image that Nashville is strictly for country music whether it's true or not. I'm fine with most of that stuff on Lower Broadway, but think it's crucial to the long-term appeal of Nashville to have a broader vision than the current hyperfocus on catering to the same kind of tourists. For me, we cannot get Fifth + Broadway built fast enough and I'm waiting with bated breath to see if they'll ruin it with some unnecessary theme tying it to Lower Broadway. I have long craved a downtown with an array of entertainment options that's truly more representative of all Nashville has to offer instead of the feel of some SEC school frat party on steroids. That will be one of our first opportunities.
  13. Hard Rock Hotel/ One World Hotel/40 stories/ 500 million

    Love the idea of a massive, 40-story complex on KVB. However, I loathe these preliminary renderings. It's time for Nashville to move beyond large buildings with the overly kitschy, heavy-handed guitar themes. I'm fine with more subtle nods to the city's musical heritage like we've seen in the MCC and proposed Embassy Suites/Curio. I also love the idea of more retail (as long as it's not aimed strictly at tourists!). It's going to be a hard "hell to the no" on a giant guitars on buildings for me, though.