Here It Comes!

The Westin Hotel was approved 7-2 by a city panel. Read the news HERE. Good stuff!

5 Comments so far

  1. Jack Shell (unregistered) on August 15th, 2006 @ 7:31 pm

    Hell YEAH! Way to bring Nashville into the 21st Century!

  2. Kate O' (unregistered) on August 16th, 2006 @ 10:06 am

    I’m glad the historical integrity of the neighborhood and environmental compliance were both issues in getting it passed. That says good things about this town to folks outside of Nashville — that we’re showing respect to our own town by getting past our apathy towards historic buildings, and that we’re showing respect to the rest of the world by paying attention to the environment.

    The articles don’t seem to specify exactly where it would go, though, other than to say Lower Broad. Does anyone know what exact location is under consideration?

  3. Mister Nashville (unregistered) on August 16th, 2006 @ 12:01 pm

    Kate, THIS ARTICLE has a picture of where it would be. It appears it would be OFF Broadway between 2nd & 3rd. This would place it in the gap between Joe’s Crab Shack and the Trail West building. I’m guessing the entrance would be on Broadway but the majority of the building would be located behind the row of buildings on Broadway.

  4. Chris Wage (unregistered) on August 16th, 2006 @ 1:17 pm

    I agree with Kate, but I am not optimistic about the outcome.

    I think the Westin in that location is going to reinforce the impression that the lower Broad area is being re-imagined rather than rehabilitated.

    I don’t see a hotel like the Westin cohabitating well with the feel of Lower Broad as we known it..

  5. Kate O' (unregistered) on August 16th, 2006 @ 3:26 pm

    Thanks for the link, M. Nash.

    C. Wage, I hear you on not being terribly optimistic about the outcome. That’s why I phrased it as being glad that they were “issues in getting it passed,” rather than being glad that the project would be seen through to completion with those things in mind. Definitely a needed distinction, but hopefully one that will prove moot.

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