Metro officials say they have already set aside $19 million to pay for a parcel of land where the Music City Center now sits. However, they haven’t written the check yet.
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The city of Nashville is giving a hand to – not one, but – two additional hotels near the newly-opened Music City Center. A Marriot and a Hyatt Regency are in the planning stages.
The architects of the Music City Center are admiring their own work ahead of this weekend’s grand opening. They say the 1.2 million square foot building represents an evolution in how people think about convention centers.
Mayor Karl Dean gave a press tour of the soon-to-open Music City Center on Wednesday. We sent photographer Stephen Jerkins along to give a sneak peak. Here’s a slideshow:
One of the Music City Center’s most iconic features is a green roof that can be seen from the nearby Interstate. It’s part form and part function.
The first visitors to explore the 1.2 million square feet of Music City Center this week are gawking at its sheer size. But as convention centers go, it’s relatively small potatoes.
Nashville Mayor Karl Dean says he’s not worried about potential cost overruns for land seized to build the city’s new convention center. But increasingly it looks like Metro Government may have to pay more.
The opening of Music City Center this month is expected to increase traffic at Nashville International. So airport officials are looking for ways to keep the influx of convention-goers flowing, like remote check-in for bags.
Nashville Mayor Karl Dean is sounding confident that the new convention center will not go over budget, even if the city has to pay more for the land.
The city of Nashville is trying to avoid paying what a jury considers full price for a former parking lot in the footprint of city’s new convention center.
Hundreds of construction workers rallied in front of the Metro Courthouse Thursday, saying they’ve been shut out of the city-funded convention center.
Metro Government has successfully closed a massive bond sale to finance Nashville’s largest public building project to date.
A circuit court judge has ruled that Metro can legally take a five-acre parking lot to build Nashville’s new downtown convention center.
Some of the most vocal supporters of Nashville’s new downtown convention center are less certain they want a city-financed headquarters hotel to go with it.
Thursday night Metro Council committees approved borrowing as much as $650 million to build a new downtown convention center.
Members of the Metro Council’s Black Caucus heard from unhappy business owners last night about the city’s new minority contracting policy.
A public hearing Monday night on the planned downtown convention center attracted supporters and opponents alike.
The Metro Council had its final question and answer session Monday night before starting deliberations on a new downtown convention center.
A petition drive in opposition of a new downtown convention center has collected 6,500 signatures. The group called Nashville’s Priorities is hoping to convince the Metro Council to allow a non-binding vote of the people on the project. However, it doesn’t plan to hand in the signatures until the day the Metro Council takes a final vote on the issue.
The panel appointed to oversee a new downtown convention center voted unanimously Thursday to approve a financing package for the facility.