Council set to give final approval to 28th Avenue Connector

Monday, October 4, 2010 at 11:45pm

The Metro Council is set to decide tonight whether to move forward on land acquisition for a new 28th Avenue Connector that would improve the flow of traffic between north Nashville and West End.

The ordinance, which would authorize Metro to acquire lands near 28th Avenue and 31st Avenue through negotiation or condemnation, is up for the final of three votes at tonight’s council meeting.

Building the 28th Avenue Connector, a street project that city leaders have discussed for years, is part of Mayor Karl Dean’s capital-spending plan.

Other items on the council agenda:

• The council will consider a bill on second reading that would effectively give Omni Hotels a 62.5 percent property tax discount on its planned Nashville hotel that would anchor the new Music City Center.

The discount, which would run for 20 years following the opening of the hotel, is part of the package of incentives Metro would award Omni for being partners in the convention center headquarters hotel project.

In addition, Metro would deliver Omni $103 million in tax revenue generated by the hotel over the next 20 years, along with $25 million collected through tax increment financing.

The bill to be considered by the council would authorize the Metro Industrial Development Board to negotiate the tax discount with Omni.

• The council will consider a bill on second reading that would authorize the presence of pet dogs in outdoors areas of restaurants.

Currently, several establishments in Nashville offer special periods when patrons are welcome to bring their dogs onto the premises of the restaurant. Metro law, however, does not allow dogs in restaurants.

Animal-lover Councilwoman Karen Bennett, who represents parts of Inglewood, sponsored the bill.

17 Comments on this post:

By: richgoose on 10/5/10 at 5:55

I wonder if anyone who lives on West End will use the connector? I have an idea that this connector will be used by the "people" in north nashville to "connect" with their "desires" in a more upscale area.

A strange project indeed!!!

By: howelln on 10/5/10 at 8:00

I think this is an HCA driven proposal. It makes for easier access to their headquarters.

By: bonbonbon_jazz on 10/5/10 at 8:23

I live on West End and 30th and am VERY upset by this development. Why do I get the feeling that many of those "in favor" of this also live in safe, gated communities far from North Nashville? This is NOT a good thing for those of us who live on the West End side of the connector! How many of those voting for this ridiculous (and expensive!) project would gladly open up their neighborhoods to increased crime and traffic? This is a ONE SIDED project...it's not for West End, it's for North Nashville.

By: howelln on 10/5/10 at 8:39

I live on West End and I this it is a good plan.

By: dark cloud 7 on 10/5/10 at 8:52

WHAT PEOPLE IN NASHVILLE CIVILIANS AND INDIVIDUALS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT AND POLITICIANS THEY NEED TO STOPFUNDING AND SUPPORTING HARRASSMENT AND SUPPOSE IT INTIMIDATION TECHNIQUES MY NAME IS WILLIAM C ROBINSON I WAS A CHARACTER WITNESS IN THE ESTELL RICHARDSON MURDER CASE I HAVE BEEN HARRASSED FOLLOWED AND INDIVIDUALS ATTEMPTING TO USE SURVEILLANCE TO TRY TO BLACKMAIL ME TO STOP TALKING ABOUT THE CASE OUR THIS WOULD GO ON INDEFENIATLY I HAVE HAD GAURDS INVOLVED IN THE MURDER AND OTHERS LIE ABOUT MY MANHOOD AND USE THOSE LIES TO TRY TO RECRUIT OTHERS TO HELP IN MY HARRASSMENT THIS IS ALL FUNDED BY GEORGE W BUSH AND CHENEY YES THIS CASE IS TIED DIRECTLY INTO THEM AND THE REPUBLICAN PARTY SO I COULD CARELESS ABOUT SOME CONNECTOR I NEED THESE PEOPLE TO STOP TRYING TO FOLLOW ME CIVILIANS ARE DOING THIS AND IT HAS NO PERPOSE BUT TO TRY AND INTIMIDATE THIS STUFF TRANCENDED STATE LINES INTO CALIFORNIA ATLANTA AND ERIE PENNSYLVANIA

By: dark cloud 7 on 10/5/10 at 8:59

THEY FOUND NOTHING THEY EVEN TRIED TO GET PEOPLE TO SET ME UP BUT I WOULDNT GO FOR ANY OF IT AMERICA THIS WAS ALL INICIATED BY GEORGE W BUSH AND THE GAURDS AND WARDEN AT CCA.CCA THE WHOLE JAIL WAS CORRUPT AT THE TIME OF ESTELL RICHARDSON MURDER I AM PREPARED TO TAKE A POLYGRAPH ON ANY STATEMENTS I HAVE MADE IN REGARDS TO THE ESTELL RICHARDSON MURDER CASE ALL I ASK IS THE GAURDS IN CCA AT THAT TIME TAKE ONE AS WELL INREGARDS TO ALL THEY HAVE SAID ABOUT ME AND ESTELL RICHARDSON I GAURANTEE YOU THEY WILL FAIL EVEN THE DETECTIVE OVER THE CASE WHO I MET BEFORE I WAS EXTRADITED A YEAR AGO WAS CORRUPT SOMEONE NEEDS TO PUT HIM ON A POLYGRAPH AS WELL AND ASK HIM WAS HE HELPING TRY TO INTIMIDATE ME WHEN I WAS GIVEN HIM INFORMATION ON THE ESTELL RICHARDSON MURDER CASE THESE PEOPLE EVEN TRYED TO MAKE ME LOOK LIKE I WAS CRAZY THE SHERRIFFS DEPARTMENT THAT HAS A DIRECT LINK WITH CCA TRYED TO PLACE ME IN A PHYSIC UNIT TO DISCREDIT ME THE DID THIS IN PENNSYLVANIA AS WELL ERIE PENNSYLVANIA AFTER I LEFT THAT HOSPITAL IT WAS SHUT DOWN FOR IMPROPIRITY IT WAS CALLED WARREN

By: dark cloud 7 on 10/5/10 at 9:01

THESE PEOPLE IN LAW ENFORCEMENT WHO ARE CORRUPT WORK TOGETHER STATE LINES MEAN NOTHING AND THEY KEEP A GOOD CODE OF SILENCE THE REPUBLICAN PARTY LATCHED ON TO THAT AT LEAST IN REGARDS TO ME THEY DID

By: richgoose on 10/5/10 at 9:09

DARK CLOUD........I am sure there are people who share your pain! Most of them do not live on the dark side of the West End Connector.

By: dark cloud 7 on 10/5/10 at 9:51

HAY SMART MOUTH I DONT NEED YOU TO FEEL MY PAIN STOP HARRASSING YOU ARE PROBABLY ONE OF THE IDIOTS HELPING CALLING YOURSELF TRYING TO INTIMIDATE PUT YOUR REAL NAME ON THE SCREEN AND INREGARDS TO WHAT YOU ARE INSINUATING LISTEN OTHERS WHO ARE LISTENING TO ME I AM NOT DIRECTING THIS AT THIS SI THE TYPE OF STUFF I AM TALKING ABOUT YOU SEE I WAS ARRESTED OFF OF WEST END ALONG TIME AGO AND ALL OF A SUDDEN THIS DUDE MENTIONS WEST END AND USES MY SIGN IN NAME LIKE HE IS TRYING TO CONVEY TO ME HE MIGHT NO SOME PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE THIS HAPPENS CONSISTANTLY THESE PEOPLE ARE COWARDS ALSO THEY GET PEOPLE TO REGERGETATE INFORMATION THEY HAVE ABOUT MY FAMILY AND ASSOCIATES TO ME I ASSUME WITHOUT THEM KNOWING I SOMETIMES FEEL AS THOUGH I AM ON THE TRUMAN SHOW OUR SOMETHING IT RECENTLY HAS BECOME WERE IT IS LIKE THAT THEY CLAIM THIS THEY HAVE INFORMATION I AM GAY ALL LIES EVERYTIME I SAY PRODUCE SOME REAL FACTS THEY HAVE NOTHING IN FACT THEY HAVE THEY MINDS STUCK ON SOME SPANISH DUDE I WAS SUPPOSE TO HAVE HAD SOME LIESON WITH A BLACK DUDE TO BUT HAVE NO PROOF OF THESE THINGS THEY BELEIVE OR NOT HAVE PEOPLE COME BY ME THAT SUPPOSEDLY MEET SOME DISCRIPTION AND WHEN I DONT REACT YES THIS MIGHT SOUND CRAZY BUT ITS TRUE AND IF I DONT REACT TO THE DIFFERENT FACIAL FEATURES THEY BRING SOMEONE ELSE IN MY PATH IF I AM WALKING DOWN THE STREET I HAVE SO MANY PEOPLE TRYING TO GET MY ATTENTION OF THERE FACIAL FEATURES ITS REDICOLOUS AND ITS LIKE THEY ARE HAND PICKING PEOPLE OFF OF THE STREET OF NASHVILLE DRESSING THEM UP AND SAY WALK PASSED HIM ITS CRAZY I SO WISH I COULD PUT SOME PEOPLE ON A POLYGRAPH ABOUT THIS STUFFAND IT IS CONSISTANT EVERYDAY I CANT EVEN GO TO THE BUS STOP WITHOUT SOMEBODY OUR SOMEONE IN A CAR OUR OTHER WISE TRYING TO GET ME TO PAY ATTENTION TO THEM I AM STARTING TO THINK THEY ARE THE HOMOSEXUALS ARE INFATUATED WITH ME AND THIS IS THE GAURDS AT CCA AND ERIE COUNTY PRISON IN PA THEY DID THE SAME THING TO SO YOU SEE WHY I SAY THIS IS BIG MONEY AND ALOT OF INFLUENCE INVOLVED TO ORCHASTRATE SUCH A BIG PLAN THEY UTILIZED THIS SAME TECHNIQUE WHEN I WAS IN JAIL IN NASHVILLE AND ERIE PA ACTUALLY GOING AS FAR AS TO TRY TO GET INMATES TO TOUCH ME IN THE PROCESS WHO ONE PAID DEARLY FOR THE INFRACTION IN ERIE PA A GAURD NAMED MARUCCI AND A GAURD NAMED CARMEN WHILE I WAS GOING TO COURT DECIDED WHILE I WAS RESTRAINED TO TOUCH MY POSTERIOR OF COURSE I COULDNT STRIKE BACK BECAUSE THEY DID IT RIGHT BEFORE I WAS GOING TO SEE THE JUDGE INREFERENCE TO HOW MUCH TIME I WAS GONNA GET INREGARD TO MY PROBATION VIOLATION YEAH SOME REAL OPPORTUNIST THE GAURDS IN CCA BEFORE ESTELL RICHARDSON MURDER AND AFTER WERE AND PROBABLY STILL ARE THE SAME WAY REAL COWARDS

By: house_of_pain on 10/5/10 at 10:08

You know, there's a pill for that...

By: Loner on 10/5/10 at 10:23

Dark Cloud has been mainlining White Cloud TP? Cornholia lives...."ARE YOU THREATENING ME?!"

Thanks for the heads up, House - the guy needs TP for his bunghole.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/5/10 at 10:23

That is not a cloud you got head is in.

By: CountryBoyinCity on 10/5/10 at 12:54

I live just off of Jefferson Street and work in Germantown. This is a good project.

By: dangerlover on 10/5/10 at 1:41

I can understand why people who don't live near the connector are supportive of it. For those of who live within 200 yards of it, it's a nightmare. It's a retarded use of taxpayer money for one thing, and it's a sloppy fix to a nonexistent problem. Why is it necessary to encourage traffic through an historic residential area? The connector itself will have bike lanes, but the two roads it is going to be connecting will not. Pretty smart, right? Also, West End Park was promised several improvements over 10 years ago such as medians on 31st and Long Blvd, sidewalks, and lined parking spots...all of which never came. This $20 MILLION would pay for all of that 10 times over. It's just infuriating. Our neighborhood is an afterthought in the 21st district...thanks Edith Langster. Next time you try to campaign for city council by driving a convoy through my neighborhood honking your horns, there will be consequences.

By: judyboodo@yahoo.com on 10/5/10 at 1:57

richgoose, you asked for that. Sounds like the Prozac ran out.

By: nashtnman on 10/5/10 at 2:12

Here is comes people, you asked for it so bend over, The liar and Omni are driving.

By: richgoose on 10/5/10 at 4:08

That Dark Cloud is a dude. Perhaps not as eloquent as a third grader at Ensworth but certainly passionate about his position in life.