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"East Nashville is getting too expensive West Nashville is done," said Maddox.
Maddox believes the part of Nashville south of Broadway to the Cumberland River and I-40 is the new place to be.
One reason is a new strategic plan that proposes building a pedestrian bridge across the street from Maddox's coffee shop to the Gulch.
Maddox believes that will bring new customers.
"To get here you've gotta make 8 blocks around or get in a car and drive again, no place has parking," said Maddox.
A bridge is just the beginning too.
Hunter Gee with Smith Gee Studio helped design the strategic plan.
He says one of its biggest ideas would give developers a reason to renovate empty buildings near Lafayette Street.
"Right now Lafayette Street is not very attractive. It's 6 lanes wide narrow sidewalks streetscape isn't attractive. It's not a place people wanna walk," said Gee.
The plan proposes cutting two lanes out of the street and adding biking and walking space.
Longtime business owner Tom Smith with Imperial Insurance Agency says an image makeover may be needed too.
"A lot of people kind of afraid of this neighborhood. It's fine we've never had any trouble," said Smith.
Maddox believes that change is possible and he says some of it is already happening.
"It's starting to turn more into a neighborhood and less of just a cut through to get somewhere else," said Maddox.
Saturday, February 2 2013, 12:32 AM CST
Solar panels that obscure school might be moved
May 24, 2013 13:13 GMT
ROGERSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A wall of solar panels in front of a Surgoinsville school might be moved out back.
The panels are part of an ambitious project under which solar collection panels have been installed at 20 Hawkins County school facilities to cut utility costs and sell back power to TVA.
But the Kingsport Times-News (http://bit.ly/18burcf ) reported the wall of panels at Surgoinsville Middle School has some people worried about school security and others upset at what they see as an eyesore.
The panels are 7 feet high and stretch the length of a football field. They obscure viewing the school.
At a school board work session Thursday, board members talked about moving the array. It can't be voted on until the regular board meeting on June 4.
Information from: Kingsport Times-News, http://www.timesnews.net
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