Author: Robert Looper III

Rendering via ESA Pearl Studios is a new Residential Project located in North Nashville. It is situated minutes from Marathon Village & Capitol View. The Project is located on Pearl Street and bordered by Fisk Street & 17th Ave North. This piece of property in North Nashville is a bit of a hidden gem. Given the low sight lines of adjacent properties, it will offer some incredible views of the new Midtown Skyline. Here is a quick rundown of Pearl Studios: What’s Now: Day CareWhat’s Next: Residential DevelopmentDeveloper: Giarratana LLCCapacity: 107 Apartment, Parking and Amenity SpaceStatus: Under Construction – RG…

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The Nashville Transportation Plan (the Plan) provides the framework for future transportation projects for the region. Although the Plan is intended to be long term, the initial funding strategy for this plan affects a small number of projects. The next two images below are from the Plan and gives a snapshot of initial projects. All things considered; it is still a good step in the right direction towards building a better transportation network. Keep in mind, however, that this post is focused on sidewalks and will address other transit priorities in the coming days. . Navigating the Plan I will…

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The west end of Tennessee State University’s campus (TSU) sits right at the edge of the Nations. TSU is also is bordered by prime riverfront land along the Cumberland river. It’s also important to note that in the Nations, nearly every available parcel has been developed or transferred ownership for future development. That makes for a natural progression of development along the vacant riverfront land. The resurfaced Development is in the early stages of design. However, it appears that the new submission will be residential in lieu of artisan manufacturing per the previous 2018 submission. Some of the artisan manufacturing…

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Renderings Courtesy of 2PA The yet to be named 1501 Herman Street, is the product of a recent land sale by Fisk University. The land, which was previously a vacant lot, will now offer modern luxury apartments. 1501 Herman Street will also serve as a catalyst for an area where the available land consist of underutilized industrial warehouses and railroad tracks. In the early1900’s, Marathon Village was a cluster of buildings that formerly housed Marathon Motor Works along Clinton street. Today, it is a strip of distilleries, music venues, and Nashville-Centric shops frequented by tourist. Although it appears that Marathon…

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