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View Poll Results: More classically urban, walkable downtown?
Nashville 54 46.96%
Kansas City 61 53.04%
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Old 07-21-2017, 05:33 AM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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To be honest , Nashville is about to transform itself. Nashville yards, 5th and Broadway, Whole Foods in the endeavor tower. Just give it less than 5 years it's coming all right. Check back in a couple of years Nashville is going through one of the biggest transformations in the country.
I agree, it is not even close when you consider the size and scope of developments going on right now. Some of the has been cities are jealous of Nashville's growth, and that's understandable. By some of the ignorant comments, it is clear that some have no idea what the city is doing downtown.
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Old 07-21-2017, 05:38 AM
 
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I agree, it is not even close when you consider the size and scope of developments going on right now. Some of the has been cities are jealous of Nashville's growth, and that's understandable. By some of the ignorant comments, it is clear that some have no idea what the city is doing downtown.
Just give it time, what's happening in Nashville is almost bizarre. It's not like we hosted the olympics like Atlanta, or had a dotcom boom. It's just the snowball of very steady growth since the recession. Literally within Nashville yards, 5th and broadway, and the Whole Foods is everything the core doesn't have presently. And there's also the Capital View project. What will happen as a result of these projects is the CBD, Sobro, Gulch, all coming together to basically form a singular urban area.
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Old 07-21-2017, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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What's going on in Nashville is pretty impressive. I think KC may have a hard time keeping Nashville from catching up and possibly passing it in many ways.
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Old 07-21-2017, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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I agree, it is not even close when you consider the size and scope of developments going on right now. Some of the has been cities are jealous of Nashville's growth, and that's understandable. By some of the ignorant comments, it is clear that some have no idea what the city is doing downtown.
Nashville's downtown is ok, but nothing spectacular. And the growth you speak of is just normal for most cities, its nothing to proclaim as excellent or will catapult Nashville to star status. Ive seen small suburbs in Chicago that had far better downtowns than Nashville. I'm talking burbs with 150K and less people. Yes, I'm serious. Look into Naperville, Evanston, etc.
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Old 07-21-2017, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I agree, it is not even close when you consider the size and scope of developments going on right now. Some of the has been cities are jealous of Nashville's growth, and that's understandable. By some of the ignorant comments, it is clear that some have no idea what the city is doing downtown.
I get to do a lot of traveling for leisure and business and the growth in Nashville is impressive. Other peer cities already have in place amenities that Nashville doesn't. Many cities of different sizes are going through a transformation phase. The fact is KC is further along with the urban living thing right now. Will it change? I don't know.

I would have to admit being excited to see the impact the music museum and some of the other stuff coming to Nashville. I guess I remember what Nashville was. At the same time, I understand that Nashville isn't a city persons city yet. Probably never will be.

Why would someone be jealous of a Nashville?
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Old 07-21-2017, 10:56 AM
 
Location: West Palm Beach
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Nashville's downtown is ok, but nothing spectacular. And the growth you speak of is just normal for most cities, its nothing to proclaim as excellent or will catapult Nashville to star status. Ive seen small suburbs in Chicago that had far better downtowns than Nashville. I'm talking burbs with 150K and less people. Yes, I'm serious. Look into Naperville, Evanston, etc.
Oh please. Downtown Evanston is nice, but Nashville on is another level. Nashville's downtown is damn near as dense as my home town of Cincy, and is far more vibrant. I could maybe see comparing Memphis with Evanston, maybe.
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Old 07-21-2017, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Oh please. Downtown Evanston is nice, but Nashville on is another level. Nashville's downtown is damn near as dense as my home town of Cincy, and is far more vibrant. I could maybe see comparing Memphis with Evanston, maybe.
There isn't the employment nor tourism aspect to Evanston but it is more livable because of amenities. I never choose a neighborhood based on hotels under construction. Naperville is cool to but haven't spent as much time there to say I would live there over DT Nashville.
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Old 07-21-2017, 12:50 PM
 
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I would have to admit being excited to see the impact the music museum and some of the other stuff coming to Nashville. I guess I remember what Nashville was. At the same time, I understand that Nashville isn't a city persons city yet. Probably never will be.

Why would someone be jealous of a Nashville?
We will be over 2 million in the metro and 700k in the city by 2020. We have been doing a lot of infrastructural growth in the urban core. I wouldn't bet on this. When 5th and broadway is completed by itself the game will change.
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Old 07-21-2017, 02:06 PM
 
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Downtown KC has 5,502 total new residential units recently completed/under construction (2016-2018).

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River Market West II (116 Units)
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Power & Light Tower (
299 units)
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One Light (315 units)
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Two Light
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Commerce Tower (265 units)
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Summit on Quality Hill (252 units)
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Apex on Quality Hill (138 units)
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Crossroads West (221 units)
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ARTerra (125 units)
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Second & Delaware (276 units)
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531 Grand (140 units)

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Centropolis on Grand (56 units)
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East9 Pickwick Plaza (260 units)
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SKY on Main (150 units)

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Traders on Grand (200 units)
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1923 Broadway (226 units breaks ground 4th qtr 2016)
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Three Light (300 units breaks ground 4th qtr 2017)
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The Gallerie at Crown Center (400+ unitsbreaks ground 4th qtr 2017)
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City Club Crossroads (293 units breaks ground 4th qtr 2017)
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Stockyards Place Apartments (230 units)
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911 & 915 Broadway (44 units)

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The Argyle on 12th (117 units)
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Folger Roaster’s Block Apartments (146 Units)
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1914 Main (44 Units)
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The New England (32 Units)

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Berlau Paper Apartments (20 Units)
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Pershing Lofts (55 Units)
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Oggi Building (25 units)
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Columbus Park Apts (108 Units)
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1721 Walnut (38 Units)

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17th and Madison (60 Units)
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Switzer School Lofts (114 Units)
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Old 07-21-2017, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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We will be over 2 million in the metro and 700k in the city by 2020. We have been doing a lot of infrastructural growth in the urban core. I wouldn't bet on this. When 5th and broadway is completed by itself the game will change.
I guess we all have different ideas of what a big city is and how it functions or should function.

To stay on subject, KC offers better urban living options then Nashville.
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