|Monday, June 25, 2012|
|Planners envision a future Nashville|
By Tony Gonzalez|
Before: A six-lane interstate divides two Nashville neighborhoods.
After: A mile-long "land bridge" over the highway connects The Gulch and Midtown with a grassy place to walk and play.
Commercial developments soon spring up, facing the park from both sides, eager to be part of a lively new scene.
just an idea for now - one of many pictured in splashy detail in a new
300-page urban design book that local planners, developers, architects
and officials have been using since April to think big about the future
of Nashville and the region.
The book, Moving
Tennessee Forward, puts aside cost constraints and the real-world
politics that will probably keep some of the ideas from ever being
realized. But the fact that they have been imagined at least points to
what's possible, and to what life could be like in the next 20 years:
more walkable streets, dramatic new bridges, a re-envisioned Centennial
Park and transit-oriented suburban neighborhoods.
The full version of this story is available in the archives at Tennessean.com.
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