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  1. 1 hour ago, NashWellington11 said:

    Zero parking is going to be interesting. Not sure there are enough walkable basic amenities downtown or public transportation infrastructure for a zero parking building at this point.

    I'm not sure how he's getting financing for this without parking, but I'm ecstatic if that's the case. There is no parking minimum requirement downtown and yet, every new building that's gone up since that zoning change has included a massive parking garage. We will never get the density required and never get people out of their cars if we keep providing parking. Parking adds an average of $20,000 onto the cost of a unit, and I'm sure it's exponentially higher for a development like this. Even if people want to live downtown without a car, they're paying for the space anyway. 

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  2. I know it's hard to keep up with all that's going on in the city, but I figured people this plugged in would know about the WeGo operating shortfall and the subsequent realignment and cancelling of routes, including the free circulators, which went into effect last fall. 

    The city has not increased spending on WeGo for three straight years, hence the operating budget shortfall. 

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  3. 7 hours ago, titanhog said:

    I was reading this Tennessean article this morning about Cooper's views on the stadium from Councilman to now.  Thing is...he made a lot of points that make sense...and I agree with them to a point...that the stadium should be downtown instead of the fairgrounds...and that the city was headed towards a financial meltdown.  BUT...there comes a time when you have to accept the will of the council and their legal vote...especially considering that Ingram has bent over backwards to help ease the city's financial burdens on this project.

    https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/politics/2020/01/31/john-cooper-stance-nashville-mls-stadium-council/4156985002/

    Why should the city incur any financial burdens to facilitate professional soccer? 

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  4. 2 hours ago, BnaBreaker said:

    I totally agree... I also wish they'd stop having SO many 'community meetings' throughout the planning process.  I mean,  I agree that receiving input and opinions from the residents these projects would effect is important to a degree.  At the same time though, the vast majority of these folks are not transportation engineers and, truthfully, have no idea what they're talking about.  So there's only so much weight we should be putting into this community input.  Like you said, I wish they'd just pick a place to start, go all out on it, do it the right way, and then move onto the next step.  We've been talking about doing something for decades now.  Time to actually DO something.

    With no due respect to transportation engineers, they don't have any idea what they're talking about either. See Nashville transportation for evidence. 

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  5. 1 hour ago, Nash_12South said:

    In some defense of tall & skinnys, I used to look down on them too until it dawned on me one day that I'd lived in one for 10 years in Bellevue except there we called it a townhouse. It was only 20 feet wide but that translated into a 20'x15' living room, and a 20'x13' master bedroom. It was pretty spacious when you got inside. If you turned the West Meade house I grew up in sideways it would be short and skinny. I've been in a few tall & skinnys in 12 South and they were all pretty nice. They may not all be what I would want to live in now, but they aren't bad.

    Lol, I wasn't knocking the tall and skinny as a type, just the fact that it appears that the vast majority of new construction in certain neighborhoods is being gobbled up by investors and turned into STRs. Edgehill, Chestnut Hill, North Nashville. There's a common element amongst all of them as well

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  6. 3 hours ago, smeagolsfree said:

    Yep, good news if you already own here, but bad news if you need to buy here. Air B&B's dont help when people but and there is one of those THINGS next door. Watch the video in the below link.

    https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2020/01/02/nypd-cop-resigns-after-breaking-into-nashville-home-and-arrest/2795059001/

    Who buys a tall skinny duplex in Nashville to actually live in? I thought they were all AirBnBs. 

  7. 2 hours ago, dxfret said:

    Lower Broadway looks like this today — several days after last week’s NASCAR events.  Butch Sprydion, CEO the CVB, publicly stated that crews were already at work cleaning and removing tire marks on the pavement. Apparently not so.  This Twitter photo was taken today (Sunday). 
     

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    That's just people suddenly realizing that Broadway dead ends at the river and they need to do a Uee...in the most Nashville way possible

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  8. 18 hours ago, titanfan24 said:

    It certainly a popular opinion. But seemingly the Buffalo's, Cleveland's, and Chicago's are immune to the fickle-ness. Plus, ticket prices here are (by NFL scale) completely reasonable. I've been to NY and Dallas and trust me, Titans tickets are a bargain by comparison. 

    It's not really an opinion. Pro sports is a business. A team's presence in a city is purely transactional. Just ask Cleveland. I'm not disputing that sports is culturally and personally significant in wide swathes of the country. But it's also not a given, nor is it wrong for a population to feel blasé about its local team when the product on the field isn't all that great. I'm sure that longevity and team history and local economics and demographics and who knows what else play a role in how certain teams ride out cycles of good and bad performance relative to their fans' interest.  

  9. 14 hours ago, Jamie Hall said:

    I took an out-of-town guest to Woolworth's on Fifth for lunch a few weeks ago, and we cut through The Arcade to get back to our parking garage. He had a lot of comments about how cool The Arcade was and how it's such an interesting feature for a downtown area.

    I (unfortunately) often forget that we have it in our own city, but I have a hunch that it's often overlooked because of the way it blends into the streetscape, which is a shame.

    In the middle of the day it's pretty jam packed so, luckily, it's not too hidden. I hope it stays the way it is rather than becoming honky tonk bedonkidonked.

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