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Old September 26th, 2017, 04:11 AM   #3661
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Unlike other cities whose images are posted ad nauseum you can see how much downtown Nashville is developing literally by the month. Take for example Charlotte is frequently posted and they all look like the same picture.
Charlotte has a clustered core skyline (vs linear) so it is harder to see the difference unless you are in the area or there's a lot of 600+ footers going up. Unfortunately, we have only two 600 footers in the work. Instead of the skyline pictures from a distance, perhaps I should post up-close highrise construction photos next time?
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Old October 6th, 2017, 07:19 AM   #3662
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It looks like a major replacement for Vanderbilt University's 1960's era Carmichael Towers fronting West End Avenue may be in the works.

University officials reference FutureVU plan to update northern segment of campus

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Vanderbilt University officials are strategizing for what could be a major reinvention of key property fronting West End Avenue, highlighted by a possible stately academic tower that would rank among the campus’ tallest structures if standing today.

Though the long-term plans are far from finalized, VU continues to note that the four residential buildings comprising Carmichael Towers are likely to be replaced. Opened in the mid-1960s, each of the modernist brick high-rises stands 14 floors and about 150 feet. (See the quartet of structures here courtesy of Google Maps.)






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Old October 18th, 2017, 04:36 AM   #3663
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Mayor Barry unveils sweeping $5.2 billion transit proposal for Nashville with light rail, massive tunnel

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Calling on Nashvillians to get behind the most sweeping and expensive project in Metro history, Mayor Megan Barry on Tuesday unveiled a $5.2 billion mass transit proposal that sets up a monumental decision for the city.

Barry wants Nashville voters to go to the polls in May to approve a referendum on increases to four taxes to pay for the massive undertaking — a combination of 26 miles of new light rail, more robust bus service, and a major tunnel below downtown where the new transit lines would run.

The main revenue generator would be a one-half percent hike to Nashville’s sales tax in July 2018 that would jump to 1 percent in 2023. She also proposed increases to the city’s hotel-motel tax, rental car tax and business and excise tax.

After months of behind-the-scenes work — and years of transit planning to tackle the region's increasing traffic congestion — Barry presented the legacy-defining and likely controversial plan to city leaders and Metro Council members at Music City Center on Tuesday morning.

Three former Nashville mayors — Karl Dean, Bill Purcell and Phil Bredesen — were among those on hand.
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Old October 18th, 2017, 07:50 PM   #3664
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A project of this magnitude always takes many years to complete even if it was started immediately. At my age it's not certain that it will happen in my lifetime. I've lived in other big cities (Seattle, Denver, and Phoenix) and have seen first hand what happens when city officials and anyone involved in any form of mass transit plan (that includes the voters) start squabbling with each other over every little detail which drags the whole process out for sometimes decades and can also stop it completely. There's some important factors to consider: it will never be cheaper to build than it is right now, congestion is going to continue to get worse no matter what we do, the more growth that happens in the future will increase the complexity and the cost of any project, and perhaps most importantly is that if we do nothing we will reach a point in the future in which the density of new growth will make the cost of starting this same project prohibitive. Just remember projects like the subways in New York which were started over a century ago when it was still doable and created the best mass transit in this nation. We need to act immediately and I think the plan that's been presented is a good start.
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Old October 18th, 2017, 11:47 PM   #3665
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Serious grade separated LRT and BRT with an underground tunnel under downtown sounds like a very solid plan.

More ambitious transit infrastructure attracts riders and actually achieves results. Look at Atlanta which has 250,000 people using the MARTA subway daily, and compare it to various cities which have built streetcars that only carry a few thousand people.
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Old October 23rd, 2017, 10:59 PM   #3666
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Nashville MLS ownership unveils new details about stadium's private development — including hotel

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Mid-rise residential buildings with retail and restaurants, commercial and office space, and a new hotel are among future development planned as part of a proposed Major League Soccer stadium at the city's Nashville Fairgrounds.

The ownership group leading Nashville's MLS expansion bid unveiled new details about the 10-acre private, mixed-use development piece of Mayor Megan Barry's $275 million stadium proposal on Monday.


It comes after some Metro Council members have criticized the lack of specifics about a plan to allow private developers, led by MarketStreet Enterprises, to build on and profit from fairgrounds land that the city owns.

Under updated conceptual drawings delivered to council members, multiple mixed-use residential buildings would flank a new realigned street that would connect Nolensville Pike and the stadium on the fairgrounds site. Each would be around three- to five-stories tall and have ground-level retail and restaurants.

The residential units would be both market-rate and affordable housing, the latter of which has been a priority for Barry.

The plan calls for commercial office space at the intersection of Walsh Road and the new street — which still lacks a name — as well as a hotel on the north wide of Walsh Road.

Dirk Melton, development director at MarketStreet, said current MLS clubs and other cities vying for expansion teams have embraced the inclusion of ancillary development to activate areas around their stadiums when games aren't going on.

"That's what we're trying to do here," Melton told reporters Monday, stressing that plans aren't finalized and that the community will get to weigh in.

"Certainly, this is a project that's going to require a lot of public input," Melton said. "This is a community-based project and one that responds to the unique character of this part of the neighborhood."

Melton said a company has not been chosen to operate the hotel, nor have the developers decided on a number of rooms. He said plans for new convention-type space at the fairgrounds would help feed the demand for a nearby hotel.

"We're encouraged by it," he said. "We think it would be complimentary to the improved fairgrounds uses and the types of events that they could attract to these area."

The office space near the fairgrounds would be equipped for a range of different companies.

"That could be everything from some of the creative office-type users that are showing up in Wedgewood-Houston already to more of the corporate type users that are looking at Nashville for relocations," Melton said.

The site plan calls for 5,100 parking spaces at the fairgrounds, which the ownership says is adequate for the proposed 27,500-seat stadium.

The family of Steve Turner and son Jay Turner, who lead MarketStreet, have a minority stake in the Nashville MLS ownership group led by Nashville businessman John Ingram.

Barry's stadium plan calls for existing fairgrounds expo facilities to be rebuilt and for future upgrades at the fairgrounds speedway. Barry's administration has said current events, including auto racing, flea markets and the annual state fair, would continue even with MLS at the fairgrounds.

A public hearing on the stadium proposal is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday at the fairgrounds.

The Metro Council is slated to take up a $225 million revenue bond resolution for the stadium on Nov. 7.

If the stadium is approved and Nashville is awarded a team, the plan would be to file legislation next year for the zoning change needed for the private development.
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Old October 28th, 2017, 06:41 PM   #3667
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A project of this magnitude always takes many years to complete even if it was started immediately. At my age it's not certain that it will happen in my lifetime. I've lived in other big cities (Seattle, Denver, and Phoenix) and have seen first hand what happens when city officials and anyone involved in any form of mass transit plan (that includes the voters) start squabbling with each other over every little detail which drags the whole process out for sometimes decades and can also stop it completely. There's some important factors to consider: it will never be cheaper to build than it is right now, congestion is going to continue to get worse no matter what we do, the more growth that happens in the future will increase the complexity and the cost of any project, and perhaps most importantly is that if we do nothing we will reach a point in the future in which the density of new growth will make the cost of starting this same project prohibitive. Just remember projects like the subways in New York which were started over a century ago when it was still doable and created the best mass transit in this nation. We need to act immediately and I think the plan that's been presented is a good start.
Wouldn't be surprised if the final construction cost is double the original estimate. Charlotte can attest to that.
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Old November 3rd, 2017, 12:28 AM   #3668
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There have been two moderate sized proposals for the area south of Broadway in the last week or so.

The first is an 18 story mixed use building with a House of Blues and hotel that is located off of 1st Ave S adjacent to the Siegenthaler Bridge. No renderings as of yet, but it is scheduled to go in front of Metro Historic Zoning this month as it sits in the Lower Broad Historic Zoning overlay.

The second is another hotel project on the property where the Listening Room Cafe is currently located between 2nd Ave S and 3rd Ave S along Molloy. It is said to be a Hyatt branded hotel with 250 rooms and will be 20 stories tall.
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Old November 3rd, 2017, 08:24 PM   #3669
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And then just today a 21 story hotel in the gulch and 16 story bldg in midtown across from The Morris... insane speed!
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Old November 20th, 2017, 07:26 PM   #3670
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Nashville Yards

This incredible Nashville development appears to be planning for success along the lines of the "Hudson Yards," NYC's massive development on Manhattan's westside--covering the formerly "deemed unusable" railyards/tracks":


https://www.bizjournals.com/louisvil...s-project.html

Nashville Yards

Looks pretty amazing. Much needed development and infill for that area of Nashville.
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SoBro roundabout eyed for 35-story mixed-use tower



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