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Metro Has $19 Million For Music City Center Land, But Does It Want To Wait To Pay Out?

Metro Has $19 Million For Music City Center Land, But Does It Want To Wait To Pay Out?

July 16, 2013 at 10:55 am

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.

Two Hotels Each Get $3M From Nashville To Build Near Convention Center

Two Hotels Each Get $3M From Nashville To Build Near Convention Center

July 11, 2013 at 4:53 pm

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.

Music City Center Is More Than A ‘Box With Docks’

Music City Center Is More Than A ‘Box With Docks’

May 17, 2013 at 4:46 am

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.

The project employed more than twice as many construction workers as originally anticipated. About a quarter of the money went to small contracting firms or those that are owned by women or minorities. Credit: Stephen Jerkins

Gallery: Music City Center, Inside And Out

May 16, 2013 at 9:00 am

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:

Who Will Mow The Lawn On Music City Center’s Roof? No One

Who Will Mow The Lawn On Music City Center’s Roof? No One

May 16, 2013 at 4:28 am

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 Music City Center spans six city blocks and feels enormous from the inside, even though it's much smaller than the country's largest facilities. Credit: Blake Farmer/WPLN

Hulking Music City Center Still Small By Comparison

May 15, 2013 at 3:05 pm

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 On Higher Price For Convention Center Land: Not A Problem

Nashville Mayor On Higher Price For Convention Center Land: Not A Problem

May 7, 2013 at 4:34 am

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.

Nashville Airport Wants Remote Bag Check-In At Music City Center

Nashville Airport Wants Remote Bag Check-In At Music City Center

May 6, 2013 at 4:41 am

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.

Dean: Land Costs May Alter Music City Center, Not Bust Budget

August 3, 2011 at 5:55 am

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.

MDHA to Appeal Jury Decision on Convention Center Property Dispute

July 28, 2011 at 1:27 pm

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.

Unions Want More Convention Center Work, Nashville Lawmakers Listen

Unions Want More Convention Center Work, Nashville Lawmakers Listen

January 20, 2011 at 3:38 pm

Hundreds of construction workers rallied in front of the Metro Courthouse Thursday, saying they’ve been shut out of the city-funded convention center.

Bonds Sold for New Convention Center

April 15, 2010 at 6:22 am

Metro Government has successfully closed a massive bond sale to finance Nashville’s largest public building project to date.

Metro Can Take Parking Lot for New Convention Center

February 5, 2010 at 8:38 am

A circuit court judge has ruled that Metro can legally take a five-acre parking lot to build Nashville’s new downtown convention center.

Loudest Backers of Convention Center Tone Down Support of Hotel

February 1, 2010 at 7:47 am

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.

Convention Center Easily Passes Council Committees

January 15, 2010 at 6:29 am

Thursday night Metro Council committees approved borrowing as much as $650 million to build a new downtown convention center.

Community Meeting Reveals Minority Contracting Complaints

January 13, 2010 at 12:15 am

Members of the Metro Council’s Black Caucus heard from unhappy business owners last night about the city’s new minority contracting policy.

Convention Center Hearing Draws Passion For and Against

January 12, 2010 at 12:30 am

A public hearing Monday night on the planned downtown convention center attracted supporters and opponents alike.

Metro Council Grills Analysts as Supporters Rally for Convention Center

January 12, 2010 at 12:24 am

The Metro Council had its final question and answer session Monday night before starting deliberations on a new downtown convention center.

Convention Center Opposition Waits For Final Hour to Hand in Petition

January 11, 2010 at 7:16 am

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.

Convention Center Authority Approves $650 million Financing

January 7, 2010 at 3:09 pm

The panel appointed to oversee a new downtown convention center voted unanimously Thursday to approve a financing package for the facility.