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37 minutes ago, PHofKS said:

There has been a lot of TDOT bashing on the board lately, but critics have to understand that TDOT and all State departments are political entities under the administration of the Governor and under the strong influence of the Legislature. 'They' are more subject to the whims and wishes of the politicians than the planners and engineers. If they do something in Nashville, then the other big three want the same regardless of need.  Thus, the budgets for transportation tend to be balanced between the four regions.

To add to this, there's a reason TDOT isn't called NDOT. For that matter, a department of transportation doesn't even exist at the municipal level; local roadways fall under Public Works, the same Metro department that handles, among other things, trash/recycling collection and brush pickup.

This isn't a knock on Public Works and their meager budget for roadway maintenance and improvements but simply an acknowledgement of the fact that Nashville itself is relying on the state to manage its roadway infrastructure perhaps more than reasonable for a city its size. If Nashville is willing to borrow billions of dollars to improve state routes for transit in the name of reducing traffic congestion then it ought to be able to put forth even a fraction of that amount for regular roadway improvements on state routes. I'm positive TDOT wouldn't mind either way.

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Nah, "Mormons Just Wanna Have Fun" too. Sorry had to throw a Cyndi Lauper song tune in there! There plenty of non Mormons in Utah and the booze flows there too.

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5 hours ago, smeagolsfree said:

Nah, "Mormons Just Wanna Have Fun" too. Sorry had to throw a Cyndi Lauper song tune in there! There plenty of non Mormons in Utah and the booze flows there too.

... but just barely.  Salt Lake is a great town with great people but that 12:45 last call is always a buzz kill.  Haha

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On 10/24/2018 at 8:15 AM, markhollin said:

We are going to have another network TV show: Dierk's Bentley will be executive producer for a new sitcom onFox about a Nashville bar "where singers and songwriters to to chase their dreams, or maybe just fall in love if only for a night."  The show is still untitled.

https://www.bizjournals.com/nashville/news/2018/10/24/dierks-bentley-to-produce-sitcom-about-a-nashville.html

So it's a show about those sloppy hookups on Broadway? When do they start casting...

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8 hours ago, markhollin said:

Brett Hull, a Hockey Hall of Famer and 4th highest goal scorer in NHL history, is moving to a 7,000 sq. ft. home in College Grove near Arrington Vineyards.  

Any idea what attracted him to Music City?

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4 minutes ago, Mr_Bond said:

Any idea what attracted him to Music City?

The article didn't say.  I forwarded the info to Daren McFarland at 1025 The Game and suggested they try to reach him.   : )

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6 hours ago, fishsticks176 said:

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, people flocking to cities like Nashville don’t seem to be at all put off by a lack of public transit. The writer gratuitously mentions that Nashville and Austin crushed transit ... near the end of an article that highlights the two cities as white-hot destinations for younger people. 

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1 hour ago, Dale said:

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, people flocking to cities like Nashville don’t seem to be at all put off by a lack of public transit. The writer gratuitously mentions that Nashville and Austin crushed transit ... near the end of an article that highlights the two cities as white-hot destinations for younger people. 

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The article says that cities that don't figure out transit "will likely see growth slow in future years" and cities with transit will be able "handle growth better".  Either you didn't read the end of the article or you're being intentionally dishonest.  As more and more people come, transit becomes more of an issue. That's why it's a good idea to plan ahead of time instead of getting stuck with a transit mess 30 years from now.

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Just now, nashwatcher said:

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The article says that cities that don't figure out transit "will likely see growth slow in future years" and cities with transit will be able "handle growth better".  Either you didn't read the end of the article or you're being intentionally dishonest.  As more and more people come, transit becomes more of an issue. That's why it's a good idea to plan ahead of time instead of getting stuck with a transit mess 30 years from now.

You’re jumping to conclusions. I took note of the point and am making light of it. That’s why I used the term ‘gratuitously.’

 

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Nashville saw office rents rise 12.3 percent between the second quarter of 2016 and Q2 2018, according to CBRE’s annual Tech-30 report, which measures the tech industry’s impact on office rents in the 30 leading tech markets in the U.S. and Canada.

Additionally Nashville’s downtown submarket saw an 11.4 percent office rent increase, and the second highest net absorption (21.1 percent) among all top tech submarkets in the report, behind that of only Salt Lake City’s Tech Corridor.

The ranking:

1. Atlanta
2. Los Angeles
3. Orange County, California
4. Seattle
5. Portland 
6. Charlotte
7. Raleigh-Durham
8. Nashville
9. Denver
10. Washington, D.C. 

More at The Nashville Post here:

https://www.nashvillepost.com/business/development/article/21031467/rj-young-gulch-properties-may-have-buyer

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