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  1. That’s about the last thing I would want built in Nashville. What an eyesore. It looks like something drawn in a high school art class.
  2. Would love to grab the wood from a couple of those lanes if they are going to demo.
  3. Charlotte Park/Sylvan Park/Bellevue/West Nash./Nations

    I also saw it this weekend, and it appeared to me that the were repairing the original windows. If that’s what’s actually happening, that is a huge relief. I figured the first thing they would do is replace those gorgeous windows with some new bland version. I sure hope that’s the case.
  4. Repurposed/revitalized historical buildings in Nashville

    A little off the Nashville map, but a beautiful building. The Customs House Museum in Clarksville. 200 S. 2nd St.
  5. Soccer in Nashville

    My hope is that the soccer stadium gets built, is successful, and inspires a renaissance of the fairgrounds. By the time the Titans are playing their game of blackjack with the city, we decide to move them out to the fairgrounds. I know we face a lot of NIMBY-ism with the fairgrounds, but I just can’t help but to see it working best (and being very successful) as an all-encompassing sports complex. NFL, MLS, auto racing (perhaps expanded auto racing), I think it could work great for all. And it would be a win for everyone. Hell, they could update the oval track for the old-timers and even design a road course to travel throughout the whole fairgrounds. Something that could attract the likes of Indycar, F1, American Lemans, GT cup, or even NASCAR (tell me NASCAR wouldn’t kill to be in Nashville). That steep hill on the south-west side of the property could make a sick corkscrew, àla Laguna Seca, and a straightaway parallel to Craighead, with grandstands that also overlook the existing oval......oh man, I’m excited just thinking about it. It would also be a great spot for MLB or horse racing, not to mention a revitalized state fair. It truly could be an amazing complex and really satisfy the old and the new. We just have to stop being so damn devisive about everything Disclaimer; Just don’t ever move the Preds out of Bridgestone. EVER!
  6. Soccer in Nashville

    I don’t think Nashvylle was referencing any specific development to be done on an specific parcel. But I remember the general conversation at that time about how the new stadium would likely “transform” the entirety of the East Bank. Nearly twenty years later, barely anything has changed (as far as new construction goes). I think we can all agree we are now on the cusp of huge changes, but I don’t think any of it could be attributed to the stadium. I’m fact, it’s probably going to happen in spite of the stadium. Edit; sorry Nashvylle. I wasn’t trying to speak for you. We were posting at the same time. Football stadiums are a rare breed though. I think we can all mostly agree that Bridgestone has had a very positive impact on the surrounding area and fits into Broadway very well. There are many good examples of hockey, baseball, and basketball arenas around the country that fit well into their urban fabric. I can’t think of a single NFL stadium that contributes well to an urban neighborhood. They are typically parking lot wastelands. I don’t know what the expectation should really be. At best, they make a skyline look interesting, but I don’t think they ever provide a new “district”.
  7. Project Thread/New Construction/Photo du jour/Const. CAMs

    3:28. Since when is Prince’s in Germantown?
  8. The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    1. You’re right. Many routes suffer from this. I believe this is a supply/demand result. 2. That’s the exact way our city is laid out. It’s less than ideal for transit. I would like to see MTA make an honest effort to buck the system here, but I get that it’s hard to do. 3. A point of frustration for many riders. The express busses (or “BRT lite”) is supposed to resolve this by making only express stops. I don’t have enough experience to know how well it has worked out. 4. Spot on here! I think this could be the single most pressing issue. It’s likely what keeps many would-be first time riders away. I am glad to see that they brought back free transfers. Wheel-and-spoke with no free transfers is for the birds.
  9. The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    You win “elitist post of the year award”. The fundamental point of transit is not a toy for the wealth, nor is it a shuttle service for tourists. It is to fill a need of the people. The people who would use it most are the people along these corridors. Tourist will be very bored, if the people staffing all those attractions can’t get to work. Just like public schools, a police force, and a free to use road system, it is to serve the greater good. We don’t distribute our schools, roads and police force out evenly per square mile. We focus them where they are needed. In the case of transit, the people that would use it most are along Charlotte, M’boro and Dickerson Rd (Gallatin Rd is the main corridor through east). Not only that, but these are also the more undeveloped corridors, therefore they could benefit significantly from new development. Transit would be a shot in the arm for these areas. I don’t mean to be a jerk by the way I lead off this post, but your comments don’t sit well with me.
  10. Nashville Bits and Pieces

    Division st connector is now open as of 10am. I think I may have been the first person across! I just happened to be over there and thought I would try it. As I made the approach guys were removing the barrier cones. I approached slowly and about 8 people waved me through with what seemed like a little excitement.
  11. More Accolades for Nashville

    I’m completely making this up, but I would guess (if these figures are true) that it’s due to a surge in domestic tourism. We all know nashville is the “IT” city (domestically) and the bachelorette paradise. I would guess that our surge of domestic tourists has (for now) surpassed their number of domestic+international tourists. I would still think that NOLA has a greater ratio of international/domestic tourist. I would bet NOLA has a steady figure of tourists, maybe 70% domestic and 30% international vs Nashville at 90/10%. Again, just making up numbers here. I’m sure we are seeing an increase in international tourists, but it’s probably outpaced by percentage increase of domestic.
  12. Nashville International Airport

    It looked about like Cummins station flying through the air. Amazing.
  13. Nashville International Airport

    I was just driving I-40 past BNA. One of the largest aircraft I’ve even seen took off about me. Military grey. Cargo plane. Anyone know what type of aircraft it was?
  14. Project Thread/New Construction/Photo du jour/Const. CAMs

    Quick show of hands. Who has any idea what parkave is talking about?.........bueller?.....bueller?
  15. Project Thread/New Construction/Photo du jour/Const. CAMs

    Friday morning. Unfortunatly, I couldn't get aboard as the water was too high.