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Neighbors divided over Jefferson Street Interstate Cap Project.

https://www.newschannel5.com/news/community-divided-over-initial-plans-for-cap-over-i-40-in-north-nashville

I see the dilemma here as you are darned if you do and darned if you don’t. The area wants something nice, but it will invite gentrification and there is no way you can stop folks from selling their homes and businesses if someone comes in and makes you an offer you can’t refuse.

I am sort of a realist here, as this is like a 140 million dollar project to cap the interstate and the Federal government is in debt over a giraffe’s eyeballs. Maybe if you have the extra money, yes, but 140 million could be used in that community for a lot of other things. Not to mention what they could do with those funds to help affordable housing and the homeless situation in Nashville. A cap is sort of silly in the grand scheme of things IMO.

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On 10/9/2021 at 10:37 PM, smeagolsfree said:

Neighbors divided over Jefferson Street Interstate Cap Project.

https://www.newschannel5.com/news/community-divided-over-initial-plans-for-cap-over-i-40-in-north-nashville

I see the dilemma here as you are darned if you do and darned if you don’t. The area wants something nice, but it will invite gentrification and there is no way you can stop folks from selling their homes and businesses if someone comes in and makes you an offer you can’t refuse.

Absolutely there will be unintended consequences like displacement, residents leaving etc. What is Councilperson Hurt expecting? A beautification process occurs and the status quo is also maintained? That is just not how things work. That being said, being involved (because this thing hasn't been designed yet, not really) is the best way to get folks to buy in and want to stay in the area. Looking at Google Maps we can see that there will be a number of residential units facing the cap along the northern border of it. Along the southern border of the cap I would expect some redevelopment because those structures cannot relate to the cap. Hopefully that redevelopment can be done with local businesses, but my guess that may be hard pressed.

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On 10/9/2021 at 10:37 PM, smeagolsfree said:

I am sort of a realist here, as this is like a 140 million dollar project to cap the interstate and the Federal government is in debt over a giraffe’s eyeballs. Maybe if you have the extra money, yes, but 140 million could be used in that community for a lot of other things. Not to mention what they could do with those funds to help affordable housing and the homeless situation in Nashville. A cap is sort of silly in the grand scheme of things IMO.

The 140 million is unfortunately earmarked for a project very specific to this though. That kind of money could totally be used elsewhere, but IIRC it was applied for and approved specifically for an interstate cap in an area that the interstate tore up neighborhoods. I'm not 100% sold on this location, but looking at google maps and understanding the intent of this specific cap, I do think this makes the most sense. Additionally if this interstate cap can be executed properly it could potentially be a catalyst for future interstate capping such as the one to connect downtown to midtown.

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1 hour ago, smeagolsfree said:

The price is 120 million. I knew it was a pretty hefty price tag.

Any form of air rights project is going to carry a hefty price tag. Just look at the Gulch Pedestrian Bridge (RIP), wasn't that a crazy price tag to get up an over the CSX tracks?  

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A flurry of apartment complexes being bought-up this week.  The most significant is The Knox (eleven 4 story buildings, 300 units more than 90% leased) in MetroCenter, which was just opened earlier this year.  G.W. Williams Co. has purchased it for $119.9 million, which works out to $372,000 per unit---the highest ever recorded for the Nashville area. 

More behind the Nashville Post paywall here:

https://www.nashvillepost.com/business/development/metrocenter-apartments-complex-sells-for-119-9m/article_d174745a-2c44-11ec-8653-c72981523b25.html

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At some point things are going to have to come to a head as far as some of these price points go. Just saying things can’t just continue to go up, up, and up.

Sort of like the hotel valet rates. Most of the hotel rates are like 40 a night. Those are not too far off NYC prices. At some point folks will say thats just too much and the same goes for rents.

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The Blakeford Retirement Home expansion (6 stories) update: up to 2nd level on north end; stairwell/elevator shaft up to 5th level on south end.

Looking south from Burton Hills Blvd, 1/4 block south of Cumberland Place:

Blakeford, Oct 16, 2021, 1.jpeg


Looking east from Burton Hills Blvd, 1/2 block north of 7 Hills Blvd:

Blakeford, Oct 16, 2021, 2.jpeg

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Altitude 41 (3 stories? 241 units? on 23.7 acres at 3465 Dickerson Pike/927 Old Due West Ave.) has landed an $11 million construction loan.  Anthony Cutaia is the developer.

More at NBJ here:

https://www.bizjournals.com/nashville/news/2021/10/22/deal-dash-lincoln-property-station-40-upgrades-mor.html

This screen shot from Smeagolfree's excellent development maps shows the site highlighted in teal at the center of the frame:
 

Altitude 41, Oct 22, 2021, site map.png

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44 minutes ago, markhollin said:

Altitude 41, Oct 22, 2021, site map.png

Of no relevance to the development at hand, but it cracks me up that just to the right of this frame, Old Due West Ave (which I think has actually been renamed to Skyline Ridge Dr sometime 2018-2019?) meets (West) Due West Ave at a T-intersection, where Old Due West Ave points Southwest and West Due West Ave points Northwest.

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Silo Studios, the converted 2 story, 80,0000 sq. ft. factory into office space at 5320 Centennial Blvd., has landed Specialty Dental Brands as another tenant, to take up 15,000 sq. ft. with a permit of $1.24 million for buildout.

More behind the Nashville Post paywall here:

https://www.nashvillepost.com/business/development/permit-patrol-25-october-2021/article_a9336924-350e-11ec-b848-a383bb6ec4e1.html

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Chuy's going to O'Charley's Old location on White Bridge.

https://nashvillenownext.com/2021/10/29/chuys-mexican-food-to-join-raising-canes-on-white-bridge-pike/

This was on D Tracker yesterday, but I have known about this for a while, but was short on the details until yesterday. Not a surprise really. O'Charley's continues to struggle as a chain and probably will not survive. Chuy's took over the Brentwood location as well. O'Charley's has closed like 6 Nashville locations and I see more closing soon. 

As for Chuy's, it's a gamble as well as their food is not any better, IMO, and as a matter fact I think its probably worse. A lot of these chain restaurant just have no appeal to me personally any longer as the food is substandard as is the service. I look for the entire restaurant industry to be totally different in 10 years time. 

The same has happened to Shoney's as well as I don't think there is a Shoney's open anywhere in Nashville and the same is happening to Ruby Tuesday, TGI Fridays, and a number of other fast food and casual dining restaurants.

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On 10/29/2021 at 11:39 AM, smeagolsfree said:

Chuy's going to O'Charley's Old location on White Bridge.

https://nashvillenownext.com/2021/10/29/chuys-mexican-food-to-join-raising-canes-on-white-bridge-pike/

This was on D Tracker yesterday, but I have known about this for a while, but was short on the details until yesterday. Not a surprise really. O'Charley's continues to struggle as a chain and probably will not survive. Chuy's took over the Brentwood location as well. O'Charley's has closed like 6 Nashville locations and I see more closing soon. 

As for Chuy's, it's a gamble as well as their food is not any better, IMO, and as a matter fact I think its probably worse. A lot of these chain restaurant just have no appeal to me personally any longer as the food is substandard as is the service. I look for the entire restaurant industry to be totally different in 10 years time. 

The same has happened to Shoney's as well as I don't think there is a Shoney's open anywhere in Nashville and the same is happening to Ruby Tuesday, TGI Fridays, and a number of other fast food and casual dining restaurants.

Agreed on Chuy's, not sure what the appeal is. We don't have any good Mexican "restaurant" options around here anywhere.

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