News & Notes

December, 2016

December 6, 2016

Nashville considers new sidewalk requirements for developers

Sidewalks will take center stage at the Metro Council in the coming months as multiple bills seek to apply pressure to developers in Nashville to ensure that more are built and existing ones aren’t blocked during construction.

December 6, 2016

Uber fares cover less than half of ride costs, new report says

A new analysis of Uber's financial data suggests the ride-hailing company is losing as much as $2 billion a year, with passengers on average only paying 41 percent of the actual cost of a trip.

December 2, 2016

White House census project to prove growth

Because White House is rapidly growing, city leaders are asking residents to complete a special census to more accurately reflect the city’s population growth. Completion of the census will provide proof of growth and allow the city to collect additional state revenues, according to a news release by White House officials.

November, 2016

November 30, 2016

Public encouraged to attend transit signal priority project open houses

NASHVILLE – Two open houses regarding the Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority’s (MTA) transit signal priority project and other transit improvements to the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) lite service on Murfreesboro Pike will be held on December 5 and 6.

This joint transit project with Metro Public Works includes the installation of upgraded traffic signal equipment and safety enhancements that will improve the on-time performance of existing bus service along the corridor. In addition, the project will include new crosswalks and sidewalks to connect to bus shelters and real-time information signage for the bus service.

Listed below are the locations and times for the public meetings and the bus routes that serve the meeting location. A formal presentation on the project will begin at 6:15 p.m.

Location Date Time:

Southeast Community Center Monday 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
(Community Room) Dec. 5
5260 Hickory Hollow Parkway
(Bus routes 15, 33X & 55)


Trevecca Nazarene University Tuesday 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
(Tarter Student Activities Center) Dec. 6
333 Murfreesboro Pike
(Bus routes 15, 18 & 55)

More details regarding the project will be available at the public meetings.

The public is encouraged to attend either of the two scheduled meetings. If unable to attend, comments may be submitted to the MTA Planning Department, Attn: Public Meeting Comments, 430 Myatt Drive, Nashville, TN 37115; fax comments to (615) 862-6208; call Customer Care at (615) 862-5950; or email comments to Attendance at the meetings is not required in order to comment.

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Editor's Note: To request this information in an alternative format, please call (615) 862-5950 and ask to speak with the ADA Coordinator.

November 25, 2016

Nashville transit poised for technological revolution

Nashville region is booming.  Every indicator proves the case: 27 cranes on the skyline, a rapidly exploding population, new corporate announcements on a seemingly daily basis and, yes, snarling traffic that demonstrates a critical collision of population growth and ever-depleting transportation infrastructure.  It’s time for the it city to translate to "intelligent transportation," which involves the use of technology to build a smarter and safer transportation network.

November 23, 2016

Hamilton Springs developer lets transit be his guide

Jack Bell could have developed just another subdivision in Nashville’s suburbs, but after watching traffic grow worse on I-40 he decided to take another course. Now Bell, who with his brother Rick Bell is developing Middle Tennessee’s first transit-oriented subdivision, believes discussion of the region’s proposed $5 billion transportation plan will encourage other developers to follow in their footsteps. “Traffic is getting worse, and now it doesn’t matter what time of day. We’re going to have to do something because building more roads is not the answer,” said Jack Bell.

November 15, 2016

Station Camp Greenway (Sumner Co.) could be completed in 2017 ​

The final two planned sections of the Station Camp Greenway could be finished next year, according to county officials.  The Sumner County Budget Committee unanimously accepted the low bid of Nashville-based Jarrett Builders to construct both phases of the project, totaling 1.19 miles, during a meeting Monday. The item is scheduled for a vote by the full county commission on Nov. 21.

November 7, 2016

Even experts didn’t forecast Nashville, Middle Tennessee growing this fast

Middle Tennessee’s rapid growth, anchored by the breakneck pace of Nashville, is no secret to longtime residents who have watched farmland become residential subdivisions and downtown lots turn into new condo high-rises.

And yet the region has changed so quickly that it’s even surpassed forecasts by planning experts more than a decade ago just as the boom began.

These trends — and how the region can tackle them — will be the focus of the Cumberland Region Tomorrow’s annual Power of Ten Regional summit set for Wednesday at Music City Center in Nashville.

November 7, 2016

Affordable condos lure buyers to Nashville's urban core

The first 80 condos at the Park at Melrose Heights, located along Nolensville Pike close to I-440 and the Fairgrounds, sold so quickly that developer HND Realty built 72 more. The company began writing contracts in February and the condos were sold out by September, said Realtor Maria Creecy.

“Some people bought them when there was nothing to look at,” she said. Buyers in the second phase have been attracted by the location and the price, which ranges from $115,000 for a 510-square-foot studio to about $209,000 for a 918-square-foot two-bedroom condo.

More affordable condos are on their way to the area around the Fairgrounds and to other neighborhoods in Nashville.

November 6, 2016

Nolensville moves forward with new Market Square development

Nolensville's $90 million Market Square development is expected to bring in almost $1.25 million annually.  As a result, its residents and Board of Mayor and Aldermen want to take the time to get plans correct for a development that would transform the area's downtown.

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