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West End Park The last 5 years

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I wanted to give everyone a sense of what has happened in the West End park area over the past 5 years. I have a collection of photos and renderings for you. I may have missed a few of the newer buildings in the area but I think I have most of them. This is the first in a series of neighborhood threads for your enjoyment.

I wanted to show what happens to a neighborhood once development starts. I think the West End park area has changed more than any other in town

The first is of a sign that is scattered throughout the area and in a way is sort of funny because the second is more in line with the current status of the area.

I did not include many names here because it is not important to the overall trend that is happening.

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Thanks, Smeag for the nice shots. Unfortunately, I think the results of all those changes are mixed. IMO, this area could have been done much, much better.

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Oh I agree 100%. Some of the developments are much better than others however there is nothing we can do about it now. The UDO ammendment is up for final reading this month for this area. I have not done much research to see what that involves.

The fact now is that the area is changed forever and maybe we can keep from making many of the same mistakes in other areas of town.

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Oh I agree 100%. Some of the developments are much better than others however there is nothing we can do about it now. The UDO ammendment is up for final reading this month for this area. I have not done much research to see what that involves.

The fact now is that the area is changed forever and maybe we can keep from making many of the same mistakes in other areas of town.

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Thanks for the great photo tour smeagolsfree. There has been a lot of development over in that area of the city, but as already stated by everyone it is a mixed bag. I'd take a mixed bag with both good and lacking developments over no bag at all though.

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I really like the design of 'The Row at Thirty-First'. Good looking buildings, would be great if there were different brick schemes on each unit. However, it is definitely my favorite of what was shown.

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I hate to be one that is always negative...but many of these are pretty ugly. They look like public housing projects. The repetitive facades on a couple of those just scream "I have no imagination". Thank goodnes for ICON, 5th and Main, Terrazzo, Encore, and hopefully Griffin Plaza and Siggy.

Even projects more in scale with these, like Row 8.9 in Germantown are very nice, have enough repetition for flow, but are different enough that you don't have to count doors to be sure you are at the correct one.

I'm hoping there will be some sort of design review for aesthetics in the future.

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I didnt say they were all pretty, but we have to take the good with the bad. There is a lot of crap in that area that has been built the last few years. I am going to do several threads for a number of areas of town. I just think this area has been changed the most.

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Thanks Ron for posting all this great shots of West End Park. As always, your contribution to the forum is thorough and greatly appreciated. The majority of these projects are excellent, but there are some "duds". This is a high rent district and I would have to agree that a few of them are below expectations for the area. Having said that, it's great to see the density of the area growing, and more people living in Nashville inside I-440. That's a good thing.

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