Creating Places: A Citizen Observer's Look at Nashville's Built Environment

Writer's Note: William Williams' interest in the manmade environment dates to 1970, at which point the then-young Williams started a collection of postcards of city skylines. The collection now numbers 1,000-plus cards. Among the writer's specific interests are exterior building design, city district planning, demographics, signage, mixed-use development, mass transit and green/sustainable construction and living. Williams began his Creating Places column with The City Paper in February 2005. The column in its original form was discontinued in September 2008 and reinvented via this blog in November 2008. Creating Places can be found on the home page of the website of The City Paper, at which Williams has worked in various capacities since October 2000.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Creating Places: Medical Mart update

Former City Paper reporter Kyle Swenson has penned a Cleveland Scene piece in which he reports that Nashville's proposed medical trade center project is dead.

Read here.

I have no idea as to the accuracy of this story (though I knew Swenson to be a fine reporter when he toiled in Nashville). But I do know this: At some point very soon (I would suppose by mid-2012), Market Center Management Co. will need to either begin construction or scrap this project altogether. Very few folks I talk to now believe the development will happen (even though we would all like to see it), and such skepticism is likely creating challenges in the development team's landing tenants.


  1. Interesting...this was posted on their tweeter feed on Feb. 22

    "Terrific meetings at #HIMSS12 & enthusiasm for NMTC. Grateful for partners such as #HIMSS to help create world-class facility in Nashville."

    To be continued!

  2. Should say twitter feed...

  3. A-Mous,

    Good to see. The team is battling and seems determined -- skepticism from the general public or not.