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I really thought this project was dead. It seems that this developer seems to be ultra conservative, however he will still have to get a 50% pre-sale to start as stated in the article. I think it is a great idea, but the DT riverfront has a lot more potential, IMO than the area around Opryland.

We will have ot wait and see if any of the other riverfront projects get off the ground.

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I'm not sure were the location is . Can someone (if possible) give me some type of idea were this location is in conjunction with briely pkwy.

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That looks more like a Resort hotel than a condominium project.

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The architectural design is okay by me, but once again, an architect who is clearly unfamiliar with urban areas is trying, but failing (in my opinion) to cash in on the current urban living trend. I realize that this design will probably be tweaked before it gets built, so there may still be hope for it yet, but if this building were to be built I'd be disappointed. Having the street fronted by fountains and a massive blank wall will do well at killing any potential pedestrian activity the downtown riverfront area immediately surrounding the project may have had.

As some have already suggested, a design like this is much more appropriate for the Opryland area.

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I'm not sure were the location is . Can someone (if possible) give me some type of idea were this location is in conjunction with briely pkwy.

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I'm very familar with this area. You can take the McGavock exit go directly past Opryland and before you hit the old ferry landing (at the Wyndham Resort), turn right. And enjoy the drive. For most of its existence, this has the the road less traveled, isolated from the city in location and attitudes. The range of existing residences are extensive. There are a few mobile homes, occupied by people who keep beautiful landscapes, there are older homes mixed with a few new ones as well. Some of these are very interesting, and highly unusual, but it's river community that's been there a long, long time. If you're lucky enough, there will be one for sale and you can walk around to the back for a river perspective most of you, I'm sure, have never experienced.

I've been acquainted with some folks on this street and in that regard, visits to the area treated me to the hideaways of various fine artists and musicians who enjoyed the serenity and the quick easy access to Briley Parkway. The parkway bridge towers over the area which explains why most people have never seen this little gem of riverfront heaven. There is multiple access to this site which will probably keep the traffic problems to a minimum for the longtime Miami Avenue residents. The river views are stunning as those folks can look across to the river at the beautiful homes lining the river in Inglewood and south Madison, some being high on the bluffs. One can also watch the barges and other river traffic from speedboats to jet skis.

The area will grow only so much as the floodplain is extensive. In some of the woods, the only activity is paint ball sites. Then, there is Lock Two Park on the river. You'll need a map for that one, but worth the effort. And get out of the car and wander. You folks who can should get your map out and go exploring areas like this. Nashville has surprises that have probably never occured to you. It's hard to think that less than a mile from Gaylord is this hidden land. Go see it for yourself.

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^ You sold me, Dave. Now i've gotta go exploring. I'm pretty sure i've been lost in this area before, due to a wrong turn.. but had no idea what was really there.. or where I was actually at :)

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I'm very familar with this area. You can take the McGavock exit go directly past Opryland and before you hit the old ferry landing (at the Wyndham Resort), turn right. And enjoy the drive. For most of its existence, this has the the road less traveled, isolated from the city in location and attitudes. The range of existing residences are extensive. There are a few mobile homes, occupied by people who keep beautiful landscapes, there are older homes mixed with a few new ones as well. Some of these are very interesting, and highly unusual, but it's river community that's been there a long, long time. If you're lucky enough, there will be one for sale and you can walk around to the back for a river perspective most of you, I'm sure, have never experienced.

I've been acquainted with some folks on this street and in that regard, visits to the area treated me to the hideaways of various fine artists and musicians who enjoyed the serenity and the quick easy access to Briley Parkway. The parkway bridge towers over the area which explains why most people have never seen this little gem of riverfront heaven. There is multiple access to this site which will probably keep the traffic problems to a minimum for the longtime Miami Avenue residents. The river views are stunning as those folks can look across to the river at the beautiful homes lining the river in Inglewood and south Madison, some being high on the bluffs. One can also watch the barges and other river traffic from speedboats to jet skis.

The area will grow only so much as the floodplain is extensive. In some of the woods, the only activity is paint ball sites. Then, there is Lock Two Park on the river. You'll need a map for that one, but worth the effort. And get out of the car and wander. You folks who can should get your map out and go exploring areas like this. Nashville has surprises that have probably never occured to you. It's hard to think that less than a mile from Gaylord is this hidden land. Go see it for yourself.

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I hope I haven't over romanticized this area, but it is interesting to say the least.

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YEAH! A project where I live! lol

this project used to be called Le Rivage, glad they changed the name.

One correction, the point on the map is incorrect. It is on the other side of Briley.

To show how close I live, i took the below pictures, 2 minutes after i read the post, and came back and posted them. They have been turning dirt there for about 3 weeks now leveling it out. This land used to belong to a family who had a trailer there and did not keep up with the maintenance of the trailer or land.

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I have lived in Pennington Bend for 2 years now in a "rather new" subdivision (10 years old). There are three subdivisions at the end of the bend, with several more planned, and the existing ones still growing pretty rapidly. There are luxury townhouses being built like crazy right next to the subdivisions. Pennington Bend Rd winds all the way around the bend and feels so detached from the rest of Nashville. It is one of the few country 'esque oasis' still in the city. A few country music stars live out in the bend due to its ease of access to Briley and to the Opry. The subdivisions are quite generic, typical suburban subdivisions, although, no one house is alike the next, which is a good thing, because the subdivision will be able to sustain its image, even after time goes by and if it ever gets dissolved, it will look like a real neighborhood. It doesnt take long to get around the bend, and theres not much to see, but it is worth the drive.

and dave, you may have over done it just a tiny bit.. lol, no just kidding, its a great working class family community.

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I was waxing a bit poetic, Ron, but most of my memories were actually before the subdivisions went in, so maybe I was stuck in a time warp or something (that happens more than it used to).

I'll post one of my romantic, time warp photo thingies when I get a new camera. I broke the last one. Thanks for posting the ones you did.

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Watch out, a short ramble ahead. Ron, this is mostly for you. I just had a conversation with my mom. She just turned 86 this month. Our conversation turned to the river since Inglewood is so close to it and we talked about people on the high bluff. Then, mom was talking about your area, so picture this. I'll be brief, but think about it:

She told me when she was in Junior High (at East), she and her girlfriends would board a steam excursion boat at the foot of Broadway and take it to "the dam." She was referring to Lock Two. It was an actual dam more along the lines of Cheatham in Ashland City. The remains of that dam are still there and what you see when you visit. But, she said the water was lowered and raised to allow many, many steamships through each day. The current Belle of Louisville, then called the Idlewild, was docked there on a day they visited and "someone forgot to cover up all the slot machines, but they were nickel machines, so we didn't lose much." Can you imagine, these young girls in the 30s in a casino (in YOUR neighborhood). She told me there was a large floating platform with a circular pool in the middle next to the dam. With lifeguards and concessions, no less. She also commented that everything around except the camp houses on Miami Ave. was farmland and commented on how beautiful it was. Large steam excusion ships were common.

So, with Cascadia, yes, there very well might be activity on the river again. Just know that it sure wasn't the first time.

The Google satellite views will give you an idea of the structure, even the indentation where the opposite side of the dam was built, but gone now. Just Google Miami Ave, Nashville and you'll see it.

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IF Cascadia is built, will some higher end retail follow in that area? At this point there are few retail outlets and service type businesses in this area that would cater to such a residential development.

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Since this is close to Opryland, who knows what will be built out that way. We still have not seen any dirt move for the new addition to the hotel or the new development that is suppose to go across Briley from that location. If that is built, then there will be a lot of new development along Pennington Bend for sure.

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if more development does start coming down this way, they have a lot, A LOT, of improvements to the roads to do first. pennington bend rd is a 2 lane road already past capacity, with 3 subdivisions, existing residents, townhouse developments, and the churches all around here... morning time, evening time, and all day sunday, it is a (expletive) to get out of here! not sure how the road widening would go though since a lot of houses are so close to the road, i guess they would have to buy them, and the people who live along pennington bend road itself are already sour because they fought the subdivisions that were built down the road from them, simply for this reason, traffic.

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