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I have always wanted to ask this queston in regards to nashville’s current rapid growth and future projected growth (the nashville msa is supposed to have around 4 million people by 2040). Will the surrounding topography of nashville hurt or constraint nashville’s ability to grow as in building new developments, building new skyscrapers, mass transit, housing etc... While nashville isnt as constrained as cities such as pittsburgh (its so hilly there it’s ridiculous lol), i feel that 440 and fort negley to the south severely restrict nashville’s ability to grow in that direction, with north and east directions being partially constricted by the cumberland river (though not as much). The only direction that growth isnt constricted by anything is west towards midtown. I guess what i am getting at is it seems like topographically we are at a disadvantage to other cities that are growing such as austin and charlotte, and i wonder if that will harm us in the long run. But if i am wrong with this analysis than feel free to let me know. What do you all think about this topic?
Greystar Real Estate of Charleston, SC is planning a 16 story apartment tower with 300 units at 908 Division Street in the Gulch. The approx. 1/2 acre site currently has a nondescript, 1 story structure that was most recently home to the Habitat forHumanity ReStore outlet.
Greystar folks will go before Metro Planning on Sept. 13 to request current zoning (max. of 10 stories) be modified, and allow their final site plan to be approved. Hopefully they will be allowed the extra 6 stories with LEED certification for the additional parking.
This lot is just to the east of the Yazoo Brewing site that just had a Hilton Canopy Hotel announced (no size or amount of rooms notated yet) last week.
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Spectrum/Emery Midtown Office Bldg, 18th South & Chet Atkins, 8 stories, 130,000 sq. ft. Mid-2018 targetBy markhollin
Spectrum | Emery Inc. has offered specifics and has released an image for its 18th & Chet office building planned for Music Row. The 10-story building, to anchor the northeast corner of 18th Avenue South and Chet Atkins Place, will span about 130,000 square feet, with Nashville-based Earl Swensson Associates to serve as architect.
Spectrum | Emery has the multi-parcel property under contract and hopes to close on the purchase by August’s end. David Wells, Spectrum | Emery vice president, told NBJ the company expects to ask about $38 per square foot.
An early to mid-2018 completion date is being eyed. --Nashville Post, June 23, 2016
The development is within the light blue square in the center of this screenshot from Smeagolsfree's excellent Nashville Metro Development Map:
A 20 story, 421 unit residential tower that will include ground floor retail and a garage to be called Kenect Nashville is slated for 1815 Division Street in Midtown. This is the former site of the Florence Crittenton Home for Unwed Mothers at the T-intersection of Division and 19th Ave. South. No renderings as of yet.
Chicago-based developer Akara Partners will be in charge of the project. Going before Metro Planning on Oct 12 with more specifics.
Here is what Kenect Chicago looks like (just 16 stories):
A couple of months ago several of us contributed to a conversation on the increase of urban crime. It was in another thread and , if memory serves, the mods were getting troubled so we ended the conversation. I came across two articles this week (and included two others) on the subject and I am posting them in the hopes of discussing the topic in a civil manner.
I assert the rising crime rate in US and many international cities is due to progressive policies - decriminalizing low-level crime and banning preventative policing tactics. I believe urban crime is well on the way to the high-water mark of 1990 (in most statistical areas).
The City Journal article discusses the dramatic crime reduction of the 1990s in NYC