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Working from home isn't bad if you can still get your alone time at the gym or where ever that might be. Being together 24/7 is a different thing completely.

I've worked at home the past 5 or 6 years now. Love it, hard to let it go. 

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On 8/25/2020 at 2:38 PM, MLBrumby said:

Somewhat strange looking condo project featured in today's Nashville Post by William:  https://www.nashvillepost.com/business/development/residential-real-estate/article/21143024/fall-start-eyed-for-pie-town-condo-project

To rise six floors and without a name as yet, the building will sit on what had been two parcels with addresses of 629 and 635 Seventh Ave. S.  The project headed up by local developer Meg Epstein will offer 78 units. Up before Planning on Oct. 8. 

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Now here's a good looking building. It reminds me of a couple local structures that have been lost over the years.

When new construction like this come along, it almost eases the pain of losing some landmarks. Almost.

 

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Highways and Transportation building on Charlotte Pike

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Lentz Public Health building on 23rd Ave N

 

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On 8/25/2020 at 2:57 PM, PaulChinetti said:

Ooo I like, looks like maybe wood construction? Or just wood cladding.

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One can hope. More likely than not though I see this as concrete with wood cladding.

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Church Street Pocket Park has been fenced-off for the past month for the eventual $500,000 in upgrades being planned that are supposed to be complete in October.

More a The Nashville Post here:

https://www.nashvillepost.com/business/development/article/21143152/displaced-park-residents-underserved-advocate-says
 

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A couple things, it is IMPOSSIBLE to rush anything through the council. They all have the ability to defer proposals/bills.

Why don't we spend money to set up a shelter instead of continuing to let people live outside in a park. Something like the project someone posted that's going on in Glencliff with the tiny houses.

Living outside in a public space is not a long term solution, no matter how close it is to things that they need.

 

 

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Couldn't suppress a chuckle when I read the article that called them 'residents' of the park. Not that homelessness is funny (it's not), but because some have reached the callous point of view whereby they now actually 'belong there'.  

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54 minutes ago, markhollin said:

Church Street Pocket Park has been fenced-off for the past month for the eventual $500,000 in upgrades being planned that are supposed to be complete in October.

More a The Nashville Post here:

https://www.nashvillepost.com/business/development/article/21143152/displaced-park-residents-underserved-advocate-says
 

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Paramount Tower, 65 stories & 750 ft taller is dead? :ermm:

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4 minutes ago, Sean blackdog said:

Paramount Tower, 65 stories & 750 ft taller is dead? :ermm:

That's a safe assumption. The new regime effectively killed it by siding with the renovation crowd. Cooper's platform was opposition to subsidies for downtown developers. Paramount was an iconic project, and one teed-up perfectly for him to 'deliver' his promise. It didn't help matters that a coalition of nearby property owners, notably the Hermitage Hotel, were opposed to the disruptions that construction of Paramount would cause to their business. 

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Not one dime should be wasted on "fixing" that mess. Giarratana has a magnificent plan for that failed park and the city should be grateful he's willing to build a spectacular monument there.

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The residents of the park have migrated to other areas of downtown, and especially 3rd Ave S. We’ve had a business In Encore permanently close due to safety concerns posed by homeless people coming in and harassing employees, and MNPD has had to place a camera at 3rd/Demonbreun to dissuade people from crowding there. 

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On 8/25/2020 at 2:57 PM, PaulChinetti said:

Ooo I like, looks like maybe wood construction? Or just wood cladding.

We know definitively that this cannot be light frame wood construction due to its height.  Here's to hoping for mass timber though...it's got the look of it.  Do a concrete podium for the garage and the pool and let the tower be mass timber?  Fingers crossed.

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21 hours ago, CandyAisles said:

We know definitively that this cannot be light frame wood construction due to its height.  Here's to hoping for mass timber though...it's got the look of it.  Do a concrete podium for the garage and the pool and let the tower be mass timber?  Fingers crossed.

I agree with you. Not only for the reason you mention, but because this company just does not do timber structures of that nature. I am just looking at the history of what they have done in the past and I do not think they will change the model now.

I am unsure of the cost difference between the all timber (cross laminated timber) structures and concrete, but I think the all timber cost are about 16 to 29% more expensive than reinforced concrete and with a residential building, you tend to build cheaper.

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Room at the Inn has purchased the .29 acre plot at 617 7th Ave. South for $3.05 million. The site is adjacent to their complex, and features to 1899-era brick structures as well as a circa 1966 building, all with cumulative square footage of 10,700 sq. ft.  The building is zones for up to 11 stories of for residential, retail, and restaurant purposes.  No word on what Room at the Inn's plans are for the property.

More at The Nashville Post here:

https://www.nashvillepost.com/business/development/article/21143185/sobro-property-near-third-man-sells-for-3m
 

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A conceptual rendering of how an 11 story structure could fit on the site (not an official plan):

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

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22 hours ago, CandyAisles said:

We know definitively that this cannot be light frame wood construction due to its height.  Here's to hoping for mass timber though...it's got the look of it.  Do a concrete podium for the garage and the pool and let the tower be mass timber?  Fingers crossed.

Help me understand why the tower should be mass timber instead of concrete and steel?  Not being critical of the idea.  Just trying to understand why a timber structure seems to be more desirable for some of the posters.

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10 minutes ago, PillowTalk4 said:

Help me understand why the tower should be mass timber instead of concrete and steel?  Not being critical of the idea.  Just trying to understand why a timber structure seems to be more desirable for some of the posters.

A lot of people like mass timber for the speed of construction and being an environmental friendly product. 

 

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9 hours ago, smeagolsfree said:

I am unsure of the cost difference between the all timber (cross laminated timber) structures and concrete, but I think the all timber cost are about 16 to 29% more expensive than reinforced concrete and with a residential building, you tend to build cheaper.

Timber is more expensive, but as CandyAisles mentioned, you save on the labor and on the building delivery time. Alot of the education materials out there on timber projects are showing an uptick in material costs, but a drastic reduction in labor and construction time.

Another side note, in talking to a smaller contractor who works north of the city, they have seen a 38% price jump on timber type products over the course of the pandemic. . 

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The Harvey Hotel will be the name of the converted former Harvey's Dept. Store building at 530 Church.  The 7 story structure was originally erected in 1894.  The 2nd, 4th, and 5th floors are being repurposed into short-term rental units.  A $900,000 permit has been issued for the work. The 3rd and 7th floors will eventually be converted as well. The 7th floor will also have a penthouse and rooftop patio. Tony Giarratana and Dan Maddox are partnering on the project.

More behind the Nashville Post paywall here:

https://www.nashvillepost.com/business/development/article/21143219/downtown-building-str-project-finish-eyed-for-spring

 

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According to NBJ, Union Hotel is starting to go thru some upgrades from new owner Southwest Value Partners: a new slate roof with copper flashing and downspouts at a $1.2 million price tag.

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