From last week’s City Paper: Dean Hands MDHA Reins to Riverfront Redevelopment
Kudos to Mayor Dean for invigorating our city with his support for the Riverfront Redevelopment. Our downtown riverfront is one of most underutilized and important resources that we, the city of Nashville, have available and at our fingertips. After generations of turning our back as a city on our river, we are finally beginning to give it the proper attention. We should review again the proposal that Hargreaves and Associates, with help from a plethora of people and organizations, presented to us over the past two years. Lets look again at what we are trying to achieve and try now to look at the possibilities and what it means for our businesses, our tourism industry, and for our burgeoning downtown residential neighborhoods.
By infusing the Capital Budget with the funds appropriate for initiating the first of multiple phases, putting some meat into the project by giving it to MDHA, and appointing Ed Owens to spearhead the project, Mayor Dean has made a bold statement and let us know that his priority is to create a great city which spans both banks of our Cumberland.