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  1. Dallas/Fort Worth I would argue that Dallas and Fort Worth are good models to look at right now. Although they are sunbelt sprawl cities....they do represent a model of how a region can transition to a more urban form. The density level here are higher....and we do not sprawl as much as Nashville...or Atlanta because there are few barriers...such as topo and flood plain. Currently, the City of Dallas and Fort Worth are moving forward to create modern streetcar systems for their respective downtowns to complement the regional rail plan. Completing the regional rail will cost at least $6 billion...but the region is close to reaching an agreement on funding. Links of Interest..... Trinity Railway Express http://www.trinityrailwayexpress.org/ DART http://www.dart.org/ Denton County Rail http://www.raildcta.net/ Tarrant County Southwest to Northeast http://www.sw2nerail.com/ Streetcars for Dallas and Fort Worth http://www.pegasusnews.com/news/2008/jul/1...il-inspiration/ Regional Rail http://www.nctcog.org/trans/transit/planning/rrcs/
  2. Nice baseball stadium. I think going after the sounds is a bad idea.....I like the focus being on MTSU sports.
  3. I think downtown is more active now than I have ever seen in the past.
  4. To build a 40,000 seat arena that can not be expanded in the future is myopic. How does this make sense? Do we know anything about Bettye? From the Bettye Fine Collins website, I found the following: On February 23, 2004, at the Winter Meeting of the Alabama Republican Executive Committee in Montgomery, Alabama, Bettye Fine Collins was re-elected to her third consecutive term as Alabama
  5. FINALLY....... This is good news....and in the end....reduced pollution. The less people in Rutherford County have to drive to Cool Springs or Nashville....the less we aid to local air quailty issues. Now.....The Rutherford Coutny/Murfreesboro deligation to the state need to push for some state offices locating in the boro.....this will cut down on the number of people driving to Nashville to work.
  6. I think a metro government would work well in Rutherford. It would be nice to see Murfreesboro/Rutherford near the same size as Nashville.
  7. Population (year 2000): 68,816. Estimated population in July 2005: 86,793 (+26.1% change) Males: 34,184 (49.7%), Females: 34,632 (50.3%) Median resident age: 28.7 years Median household income: $39,705 (year 2000) Median house value: $121,200 (year 2000) 2005 2000 1990 1980 1970 1960 1950 Rutherford County 218,292 182,023 118,570 84,058 59,428
  8. I wish the city would create mixed-use zoning and push for something different.....like encouraging green development...or something that would make the boro unique....could we be an Athens, GA?
  9. I believe that the City should focus on more dense infill development. Continued attention to mass transit is important. I believe they should continue to build on the greenway system...and do a better job of connecting the system to shopping areas, the university...and residential developments.
  10. NICE>>>>>. Thanks...I miss all of the fall colors.
  11. Does anyone know about these projects? I found it on Bid Clerk (1) Description: Project Documents (0): Site work and new construction for a mixed-use center in Murfreesboro. Plans call for the construction of a luxury hotel, along with a 75,000-square-foot conference center that will house a lobby area, meeting rooms and a multi-purpose room. A firm construction schedule will be established pending approvals. Interested parties may contact the architect (2) Addition to a museum in Murfreesboro. Design plans call for the construction of a 7,000-square-foot expansion on the second floor of an existing, 18,000-square-foot museum to contain additional exhibition space. Construction is expected to begin in the fall of 2006. No inquiries are requested at this time.
  12. Now...if they could knock off south carolina....
  13. Another win this weekend....are they 5-3 now?
  14. Are any of you familar with the Murfreesboro Post? I just ran across it today. I guess it is a new paper that is providing an laternative to the DNJ....from what I see, it looks better. Murfreesboro Post http://www.murfreesboropost.com/news.php?viewStory=27
  15. RIGHT ON......that is the worst park I've seen in years. That is an important and the park/plaza does little to frame the corner. You should suggest this as the location. Does anytone have a picture of this terrible space?
  16. Consultant library recommendations.... http://dnj.midsouthnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/.../610240326/1002
  17. So.....MTSU wins again. This is shaping up to be a really good season.
  18. The city council will consider a $7 million + bid for a segment of the southwest loop boulevard. Questions: Where is this located? Has anyone seen the sections for this highway? Is it a real boulevard....median with trees...sidewalks...and so on? Would it make sense to create an overlay with development standards and guidelines for this new boulevard in order to prevent mistakes of the past?
  19. All federal transportation dollars are funneled through the Metropolitan Planning Organization. They establish the TIP....Transportation Improvement Program. The TIP is a list of priority projects within the planning area. These are the projects that get the funding. Sam Ridley connecting to Cool Springs has been on the books for some time. (This project may be part of Rutherford and/or Williamson county's Master Thoroughfare Plan....this would be the place to look....the TIP is first. In the end, the decision will be made by the property owners.....if they have money and clout....the project will be difficult. If not....you know the story. You can learn more about your local MPO at the following address: http://www.nashvillempo.org/
  20. Additional Information Barnes & Noble Signs Lease for Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Store; Store Will Open in November 2007 NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 20, 2006--Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world's largest bookseller, announced it has signed a lease agreement to open a new Barnes & Noble bookstore in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The bookstore, expected to open in November 2007, will be located in The Avenue Murfreesboro at 2615 Medical Center Parkway. The store will stock close to 200,000 book, music, DVD and magazine titles and include a cafe serving Starbucks coffee. Barnes & Noble's bookselling innovations have established it as America's top retail brand for quality. For the fifth year in a row, the EquiTrend® Brand Study by Harris Interactive® named Barnes & Noble number one in quality among the country's retail brands. The new store will feature: -- The Barnes & Noble Membership Program. Designed for Barnes & Noble's best customers, this program gives Members an additional 10 percent off virtually every item in Barnes & Noble stores and online at Barnes & Noble.com. The annual fee is $25. -- Rapid special-order service. Can't find it on the shelf? Barnes & Noble's massive warehouse inventory is available in real-time, enabling its booksellers to order and confirm the availability of over one million titles at the click of a button. -- Large-scale children's departments. Bigger than most typical bookstores and stocking over 15,000 titles in an easy-to-browse environment, "Barnes & Noble Jr." departments are designed to appeal to children, parents, teachers and librarians. Children's story hours will be held three times a week. -- Advanced technology music-listening system. The store's music department will feature RedDotNet, the most advanced listening technology. RedDotNet enables customers to listen to any CD in the store, sampling up to 200,000 music titles by simply passing it under a scanner. Connected to the company's online electronic music catalog, the store's listening stations make "browsing with your ears" a reality. -- Giant Newsstand. The store's newsstand stocks over 2,000 titles, including hundreds of hard-to-find specialty magazines, out-of-town and even foreign newspapers. -- Wi-Fi Service. AT&T Wi-Fi(SM) service allows customers to use their laptop computers and personal digital assistants anywhere in the store or cafe to communicate online, surf the Internet and connect to corporate networks at speeds 50 to 100 times as fast as a dial-up connection. A single two-hour session costs $3.95, and an annual membership with unlimited access to Barnes & Noble and more than 10,700 AT&T Wi-Fi hot spots is available for $19.95 per month (with a one year commitment).
  21. RTTNews) - Barnes & Noble, Inc. (BKS {sodEmoji.|} charts {sodEmoji.|} news {sodEmoji.|} PowerRating) revealed that it has signed a lease agreement to open a new Barnes & Noble bookstore in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The company said that the bookstore is expected to be open in November 2007 and would be located in The Avenue Murfreesboro at 2615 Medical Center Parkway. The store is expected to close to 200,000 book, music, DVD and magazine titles and include a cafe serving Starbucks coffee. The company disclosed that the new store would feature The Barnes & Noble Membership Program, Rapid special-order service, Large-scale children's departments, Advanced technology music-listening system, Giant Newsstand and Wi-Fi Service
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