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  1. West End/Mid Town/Music Row/Vandy Projects

    I really think this guy is a land banker. He is certainly not a developer. We shall see what happens on this one.
  2. The majority of the project is reuse and the parking was already in the front. Even with the parking in the front, there is a woeful lack of parking in the area. The Nations are still a disaster as far as sidewalks go. Yea, the put in a few sidewalks on 51st, but there are areas that Metro just stopped and you still have to walk in the grass. The bicycle baffles Metro put up are mostly down because cars have hit them and Metro does not replace these things the way they need to. Another Disaster on the part of Metro. The streets are not safe to cross at 51st and Centennial because Metro did not invest in the signals they need to. There was no rhyme or reason how Metro made builders do sidewalks there for a while and now the monster that is development has eaten most of the area and now many streets are with out curbs or sidewalk. I can go on and on about the Nations and until there is a change in Metro policy in all of these up and coming neighborhoods nothing will change. I digress. This whole area gets me upset. Some of these developers try and compare the Nations to 5 Points or Hillsboro Village. Honestly, I am not sure what planet they are from.
  3. The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    A friend of mine said he was voting against the Transit plan and I asked why. He said he was listening to the anti transit commercial and was saying it did nothing about roads and interstates. he was shocked when I told him Metro has no control over the interstates and no amount of voting will change that because they are controlled expanded and improved by the state and the Feds, no one else. He thought Metro was missing an opportunity to expand the Interstate system and I told him that would cost more. He was also under the impression that they needed to work on the areas coming in from MT J. The Boro and other places and that needed to be fixed. Told him that the state is not going to add any more capacity to those systems as they are already maxed out. And if they did the cost is monumental. Just goes to show how misinformed the people are. There are other that I talked to that live outside metro that said they would vote against it and I told them this is Nashville not a regional vote. How stupid are the folks in MD Tn. Well this goes to show that many are just ignorant and listen to everything the anti transit people say.
  4. Crap I posted on wrong thread. I am hearing four buildings. One 10, 1 four and 2 over 6 is what I will say. Constructions is looming and probably by the end of the month or so.
  5. CBD/SoBro/RutledgeHill/Rolling Mill Hill Projects

    As far as the LC SoBro goes. I am hearing four buildings 1 ten, 1 four and 2 I will wait and see if correct. Parking is also banned on all the lots owned by LC. Full scale work going on at Eakin site on RMH too.
  6. The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    It does not matter if there is any truth, the fact is that the neighborhood coalitions are against this now and these are areas that would generate high ridership. The fact is Mayor Barry screwed the pooch on this one, being polite. Now all of the adversaries to her, to her plan, and anyone associated with her are making themselves heard loud and clear. I do not care what you guys are saying, Briley is not being vocal about the plan enough. He is a weak leader from what I have seen so far. Like him or not, just looking at this from the point of view of an average person. Now that he has 13 other people running against him he will have no time to push the plan as he will be trying to campaign. He is not a very vocal leader and he may not win the mayors race.
  7. The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    I am really thinking this is not going to pass. From Coalition For Neighborhoods Neighborhoods Coalition Cannot Support Current Transit Plan After more than two hours of presentations by both proponents and opponents at a Neighborhoods’ Transit Forum, members of the Coalition FOR Nashville Neighborhoods voted not to support the transit plan as currently proposed. “Like many organizations, we are divided on this issue,” said Coalition Chair John Summers of Sylvan Park. “While our members recognize more needs to be done to address our transit issues,” added Summers, “the majority believes this current plan is not the best answer.” Charlotte Cooper of Green Hills, who facilitated the question and answer session follow ing the pro and con presentations, listed five major areas of concern: First: cost. The proposed transit plan would double Metro’s debt. If new revenues are not sufficient to fund the plan, transit will compete with other essential services for funding. Second: traffic congestion. According to both sides, only a small percentage of Nashville drivers will move to mass transit, leaving our roads and streets still crowded with cars -more For Immediate Release Contact John Summers (615) 415-3016 [email protected] and trucks. Third: funding basis in sales tax. The proposed one-cent increase in the sales tax, a 10% increase on the current rate, will give Nashville one of the highest sales tax rates in the nation, placing an unfair burden on our poor and elderly. Fourth: Disruption. Scheduled construction will disrupt our streets and the community for a decade until the project is built out. Fifth: the transit-oriented districts (TODs). TODs will become drivers for higher density development along the corridors, accelerating gentrification, the loss of affordable housing, and disrupting established neighborhoods nearby. “This is not an all or nothing situation,” said Vice Chair Logan Key of Lockeland Springs. “We recognize people are entitled to have differing opinions on this issue. Nashville has neglected its mass transit system for years. Most of our members believe we first need to invest significantly in improving our current bus system, making it better, while we consider and develop other alternatives. Overall, our members feel this particular plan is not sufficient for our neighborhoods.” The Coalition FOR Nashville Neighborhoods is composed of neighborhood activists from over 65 neighborhoods across Davidson County. The Coalition was initially formed to address the negative impact of short-term rentals on neighborhoods. The Coalition now serves as a collective voice on issues and concerns affecting the quality of life in our neighborhoods. -end
  8. CBD/SoBro/RutledgeHill/Rolling Mill Hill Projects

    Crane going up at Marg-ville. crane going down at Holiday Inn.
  9. Nashville Bits and Pieces

    I seek to puzzle! I pretty much know where but the when is a question. My guess is a little sooner than later. We all have an idea as to how tall. Approx. 60 stories. There are a few on the board that know the where too.
  10. The one on 3rd and Mildred Shute is about to start as well after about two years.
  11. The NBJ had a little Then and Now article about August Moon and it does not look good. Same for the Ferris Wheel on the East bank. That is dead in that location.
  12. Nashville Bits and Pieces

    I have a very good idea (info) as to where and none of you are there.
  13. East Nashville/Inglewood/Madison/Donelson/Hermitage/Old Hickory

    I think MDHA just picked a GC for phase 3, so it is moving forward. This is not a 2 or 3 year project. We are looking at at least ten maybe more. I know its out there and I just do not remember the timeline.
  14. I think that's the project. I am trying to update the map some, but its very difficult with all of these smaller projects all over town. It actually takes a lot of time to do that so I will do it as I can.
  15. I know the office tower got cut by one floor.