When @styleblueprintnville asked me where I wanted to take some photos, I said...let’s go to “the new Bridge”. The Division Street Bridge was a $22 million dollar project for the city of #Nashville. I had been reading and hearing about it for quite some time. It wasn’t until we were looking for a new space that I could really understand it’s significance, see where it was proposed and how it was a major connector. When we started looking for new office space, we couldn’t have stood here, because the bridge hadn’t been built yet...It runs alongside our office now, but at the time, (months before we became tenants), all we had was a drawing, a rendering, a picture of what ideally was being planned. It was cut through and the road started taking shape. Not yet paved, nor open for traffic, but you could see what it was going to be. Visiting our proposed office one last time and seeing it’s close proximity to the construction zone, we definitely considered and compared the time of inconvenience and construction, to the could-be convenience of daily use. We moved on it. It took them a little longer than they projected to finish, but they did. The project is complete. The bridge is open and for months now, this street has become a prominent corridor and important part of the downtown mobility landscape. My on this day reminded me of something I said a year ago. A year later, growth has taught me what I‘ll now add to what I previously said. If you’re going to be effective; it’s essential that you look, see and move beyond your experiences. The choices you make #inthisseason, might not affect you until the next or at some future time. Your vision has to see farther than your sight. Don’t get stuck standing too long on bridges that lead to nowhere, and don’t get stuck, because you wouldn’t move (when the opportunity presented itself), because you don’t see a bridge yet.
Thanks again Style Blueprint Nashville for interviewing me. If you missed reading what I said; the link is in my bio.
CALL TO ACTION: Please join us Monday, November 19th, at 3pm at II CENTENNIAL PLAZA 805 CENTRAL AVENUE, 5th FLOOR.
Here the Historic Conservation Board will gather to discuss, among other properties, the fate of 819 Elm Street, a commercial building located in the Ninth Street Historic District.
The current owners have applied for a Certificate of Appropriateness to demolish the property that they have owned since January 2014 without stabilizing or maintaining the property in any way.
Your attendance does not require you to provide any sort of testimony supporting the preservation of this property but your presence will make a difference!
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