Thursday, May 22, 2008

One More Meeting and The CP Covers the Struggle With Charlotte

The final DCDP meeting held on May 12th, was in fact the next-to-last meeting that will be held for the Charlotte Ave/Richland Park DCDP. Some of the feedback that Metro Planning received from some of the property owners was that this was moving too fast. So they have compromised and allowed for one more meeting to take place to review the draft plan. The MPC staff has yet to reveal when that meeting will be held, but you can check their website for updates

Earlier this week, the City Paper online edition (which is unfortunately running print editions on just Mondays and Fridays now) ran a story that covered the on-going struggle that has defined the revitalization efforts for Charlotte Ave. In addition, the story also breaks news of an artist co-op being interested in purchasing the Charlotte Avenue Church of Christ property.

If the artists co-op was successful in their bid (it's doubtful - in lieu of the recent attention given to the deed restrictions) it would help solidify the branding of Charlotte Avenue as Nashville's unofficial arts district. Established businesses like the Darkhorse Theater and LeQuire Gallery are already lending to that characterization. A few video interviews are also included in the story. To read it go here.

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