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The plans currently call for just stairs and an elevator on the gulch side, which is a huge mess for cyclists and could be a problem for people using mobility devices if this bridge is anything like the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge, where the elevators stop running after a certain hour. Check out the info online at the link below and be sure to leave a comment either online or at tonight's meeting (tonight, 5-7pm at Music City Center). If we're going to build a 16 million dollar bridge, it should be accessible and functional. Heck, even if it was a 1 million dollar bridge it should be accessible and functional. 

 

http://www.nashville.gov/Public-Works/Capital-Projects/Gulch-Pedestrian-Bridge.aspx

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Ok gang, 3 weeks to go until retirement.   Thought I would walk around the office and give y'all pic updates on the construction around the Gulch.  Endeavor is slowly nearing finishing the glass at th

Officially hung it up yesterday after 50 years.....RE-Tired.  I took a last walk around the office and took some updates of the projects going up all around ESa.  3 weeks has made some real progress o

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In this picture it shows two masts

 

 

 

This picture it only shows one

 

 

 

 

The original renders show two

 

 

 

I don't know if the picture showing just one mast is a mistake or something, but I really hope they go with two masts. I think it would look much more impressive. (imo)

 

They said they were looking for ways to make it cheaper.  I think the 2nd mast would make it more visible from the Gulch side, easier for drunken conventioneers to find their way back. 

The plans currently call for just stairs and an elevator on the gulch side, which is a huge mess for cyclists and could be a problem for people using mobility devices if this bridge is anything like the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge, where the elevators stop running after a certain hour. Check out the info online at the link below and be sure to leave a comment either online or at tonight's meeting (tonight, 5-7pm at Music City Center). If we're going to build a 16 million dollar bridge, it should be accessible and functional. Heck, even if it was a 1 million dollar bridge it should be accessible and functional. 

 

http://www.nashville.gov/Public-Works/Capital-Projects/Gulch-Pedestrian-Bridge.aspx

 

As far as bicycles, I thought I heard the Gulch side was going to have those grooves you put the bike wheels in to guide them down the ramp.  I've seen this in Denver, and I think it's a good idea here.  There's no way I want bikes divebombing at full speed into that narrow landing area and running over pedestrians. 

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The Gulch side mast is gone and they are doing the grooves to make walking bike down stairs easier. Stairs because not enough room for a ramp. I got the impression they've spent a lot of time working with Velocity and Pine St Flats. Drilling soon then not much visible till summer'ish. That's about it for meeting and probably old news for many here.

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The Gulch side mast is gone and they are doing the grooves to make walking bike down stairs easier. Stairs because not enough room for a ramp. I got the impression they've spent a lot of time working with Velocity and Pine St Flats. Drilling soon then not much visible till summer'ish. That's about it for meeting and probably old news for many here.

Thanks for the info.  Did they estimate a completion date?

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It should be no surprise that Mayor Attention Whore wants every one of these projects completed during his term. I'm sure his 50 foot golden statue will be completed by then as well.

 

This is a relatively absurd post. Dean is no better or worse than any other recent mayor of Nashville in terms of seeking attention. And of course he wants these projects completed ASAP, he cares about the city. You want him to propose projects that will not be completed until 2020?

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This is a relatively absurd post. Dean is no better or worse than any other recent mayor of Nashville in terms of seeking attention. And of course he wants these projects completed ASAP, he cares about the city. You want him to propose projects that will not be completed until 2020?

 

I've stated before that I don't think Dean is a 'bad' mayor. He's done a lot of good for the city...but after the MCC, he's proposed numerous other expensive 'big ticket' projects. I'm concerned about finances. It would be great if we got everything Dean proposed...but we have to do it in a smart and measured manner. Instead, he is ramping up the speed and doesn't seem to be waiting on any sort of debate over the need or cost of any of these projects.

 

I love the direction of the city, but I would hate to think all of these large, expensive projects hinder future mayors from being able to accomplish their agendas (or the most pressing agenda of the city at that time). How many more times can we take out more bonds or raise hotel taxes (or any other taxes) before it becomes harmful?

 

I don't expect Dean to do nothing in the final years of his term, but I would rather he concentrate on one large public project rather than many. My choice would be the Amp. Let the next mayor(s) take care of some of the other issues. 

 

 

 

 

Btw -- I said 'Mayor Attention Whore' in jest, since he's certainly not camera shy...and I'm sure as much as anything that he is building his political resume to run for a higher office.

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Their East Nashville location is beautiful, I have no doubts that this will be as nice if not nicer.

Yeah, I think that the Barista Parlor will do great things with this building.  The East Nashville building was an old transmission shop at the back of another building, and it's still kind of hard to find.  They certainly did wonders there to create a hand-made/craft environment, from the tables to the aprons to the wooden patio outside the cinderblock exterior of the East Nashville shop.  But I think that this building will require less retrofitting to achieve that early industrial look and feel.  Brick is so much easier to "warm up" than cinderblocks!  I'm looking forward to seeing this space redone and to continue filling in those streets behind the Icon.

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I think the pedestal looks fine. The Demonbreun side leaves a little to be desired, but the 11th street elevation (at least in this rendering) looks good. The staircase should be very handy. The parking entrance on 11th is unsightly, but I've pretty much given up the battle for Nashville.

I give it a B-

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The Bank of Nashville logo will grace the top of Gulch Crossings. Definitely interesting considering banks generally like to stay in the CBD,..

 

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20131120/BUSINESS02/311200128/2095/BUSINESS02

Unfortunately, the Bank of Nashville is moving to the Gulch Crossings building from . . . the L&C Tower.  It seems that the 3,000 SF of retail at Gulch Crossings that faces Demonbreun will be a Bank of Nashville branch.  http://www.tennessean.com/article/20131120/BUSINESS02/311200128.  That's a loss for L&C and a fairly tame selection for the one retail space on Demonbreun.  I'm sure that the 11th Ave retail spaces will have something more lively.

 

So now the Gulch will have a Bank of Nashville branch in Gulch Crossings and the BB&T bank branch in Terrazo.

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Unfortunately, the Bank of Nashville is moving to the Gulch Crossings building from . . . the L&C Tower.  It seems that the 3,000 SF of retail at Gulch Crossings that faces Demonbreun will be a Bank of Nashville branch.  http://www.tennessean.com/article/20131120/BUSINESS02/311200128.  That's a loss for L&C and a fairly tame selection for the one retail space on Demonbreun.  I'm sure that the 11th Ave retail spaces will have something more lively.

 

So now the Gulch will have a Bank of Nashville branch in Gulch Crossings and the BB&T bank branch in Terrazo.

 

This location does give them a lot more visibility...and accessibility. I completely understand why the BoN would make this move.

 

 

And I don't think it's necessarily the worst thing for L&C. I think with the vacant space starting to add up, it would make L&C a more attractive property to convert to residential.

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What's the other retail in Pine St? The Post had an article behind paywall that mentioned two new ones. Loft is the one but haven't seen mention of the other.

 

Burger Republic.  I use to eat at the one in Lennox Village about once a week.  I'm pretty excited about it.  I'll also be excited when Loft is done drilling/grinding/nailing/jack hammering right underneath my unit alllll day.

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