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  1. ^This is awesome! Thank you. Sad how many beautiful old buildings the city lost for roads and parking
  2. Alternatively, not having to drive downtown would prevent employees from getting trapped. As much as I think the transpotainment vehicles are cheesy, noisy, and annoying, I'll take them over thousands of fast moving cars and trucks any day.
  3. There's nothing hip about Elon Musk. Have you seen that dude dance?
  4. I agree with this 100%. I would also add that the consolidation of news media is a major factor. Local news has been replaced by national vitriol, constant editorializing to fill air time, and outright propaganda. Our winner take all elections are a factor and so is our two party system. Bottom line, we're f'd.
  5. https://newschannel9.com/news/coronavirus/crowds-swarm-broadway-many-not-wearing-masks-despite-mandate The bars clearly aren't closed. People aren't wearing masks. Perhaps most of the patrons are tourists, but what about the employees? In regards to your question about hatred of Broadway, I think people hate it because it's fake. They hate the peddle taverns and all the other tacky transpotainment B.S. They hate screaming groups of bachelorettes in cowboy boots. Broadway has become a facsimile or pastiche of whatever Nashville means in the popular culture. And a one hit wonder douch
  6. "Nashville’s Downtown Tests the City-Within-a-City Concept" https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-07-07/downtown-nashville-s-city-within-a-city?srnd=citylab
  7. https://www.tennessean.com/restricted/?return=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.tennessean.com%2Fstory%2Fnews%2Fpolitics%2F2020%2F07%2F03%2Fprotests-arent-causing-nashvilles-covid-19-spike-bar-crowds%2F5368203002%2F "Officals: Bars, not protests causing COVID-19 Spike"
  8. I'm not familiar with the terms of the Preds's control of the arena, but isn't it possible to schedule NBA and NHL games in the same arena? Why does that have to be a zero/sum scenario? I'm asking out of genuine interest, not to be argumentative. But, it's likely a moot point anyway until a NBA owner wants to move a franchise, I don't think there are any expansions on the horizon. Also, I'd like if I-40 went through Titanhog's house, just because
  9. The whole revenue neutral thing is a bit confusing, I'm not sure what the mechanism for doing that is. For instance, if all the property in the county was reappraised and increased in value, I suppose there must be some sort of automatic property tax decrease. Additionally, the reappraisal is an effective rate increase or decrease depending on where you live. After the last reappraisal, many property owners in gentrifying areas of the city (North and East for instance) saw rate increases, while property owners in already wealthy areas (Green Hills for instance) saw rate decreases. However
  10. It's possible that the protest marches lead to a spike in infections, but a huge difference between the protesters and ALL the people packing bars on Lower Broadway--and in Midtown apparently--is that the vast majority of the protesters are wearing masks. And it appears that there is at least circumstantial evidence that masks make a difference: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/06/world/asia/japan-coronavirus-masks.html
  11. These have been happening in Nashville every few days for the last two weeks
  12. Sorry, it was a bad attempt at sarcasm
  13. Damn, thanks John/Jim Cooper. Another chance to artificially boost the economy thrown down the drain
  14. I'm pretty sure this is being used as a stop gap measure to cover the budget cuts proposed in this year's budget.
  15. I understand, put your money where your mouth is, but whether I participate in protests or not doesn't change the facts of what I wrote. And your needing to try to invalidate the above by issuing a purity test for me is an attempt to deflect from your unwillingness to understand the history of this city (and the country) and understand why things are the way they are and, as a result, why people are so angry. Also, I attended the march yesterday and the one on Thursday. Do I at least get a B?
  16. Why do some get to set the rules for discussion on this forum? Urbanplanet does not prohibit discussions that are political in nature unless they get out of hand and lead to behaviors that are prohibited. As Ruraljuror very smartly points out above, it really is hard to separate a forum devoted to "discussion" (if what happens on this site could be called that) of the built environment from politics. It really is hard to separate anything that happens in the world, in the public and private sectors, from politics. Nothing pertaining to the built environment happens in the city in the absence o
  17. The point is that what is going on around the country and in Nashville isn't just about police violence against black Americans, but systemic racism. It was racist policy makers and institutions that tore up black businesses and homes to put in the interstate. Disinvestment, redlining and cratering of property values followed. Instead of outreach, we sent in the police. 37208 has the highest incarceration rate in the nation. (https://www.tennessean.com/restricted/?return=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.tennessean.com%2Fstory%2Fnews%2Flocal%2F2020%2F02%2F06%2Fnashville-37208-zip-code-incarceration-rate%2F46
  18. https://www.citylab.com/transportation/2020/06/protests-black-communities-history-highways-george-floyd/612496/ This is what happened to North Nashville when I40 went in in the 1960s, if you didn't know
  19. "Riots are planned...?" I kind of think that if people were openly planning riots, then the police would be able to stop that before it happened.
  20. ^ Why is the capitol surrounded by a surface parking lot? I know it's been that way for a long time, but seeing it from directly above just reinforces what an affront to civic life and democracy it is
  21. I keep getting hired to photograph this property, 909 Division St., (the storage unit and parking lot at the bottom of the image) so that's why I keep sharing similar angles of town. Taken this morning, 5/30/20
  22. I don't think Ron was aiming "irresponsible, narcissistic person" at anyone on the board, but rather people who don't wear masks, don't maintain a minimum of six-feet between them and others, etc., etc. But he can speak for himself
  23. Have you been to Hillsboro village in the last...20 years?
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